Saving Private Sarbi

  • by Sandra Lee
  • Narrated by Peter Byrne
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The amazing true story of Australia's canine war hero.
Lost for 13 months in the wilds of Afghanistan, this is the dramatic, heart-warming and truly amazing story of Sarbi, the Army's most famous explosives detection dog - the miracle dog of Tarin Kot. Powerful, dramatic, heartwarming, this is the true story of Sarbi, the scruffy black Labrador-cross trained by the Australian Army as an explosives detection dog for the most dangerous combat mission imaginable. Thirteen months after Australia's most famous canine warrior went missing in action following an historic battle between the elite SAS and the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2008, she was found by an American Special Forces officer patrolling a village in a region known to be a Taliban stronghold. Against all odds, Sarbi had survived her injuries, the enemy's weapons, a bitter winter, one brutal summer and the harsh unforgiving landscape on her own. She was the miracle dog of Tarin Kot. Sarbi's story, and those of the other brave Australian Army dogs in Afghanistan, will resonate with anyone who has known the unconditional love of man's best friend, and understands the rewards of unbidden loyalty, trust and devotion. It will appeal to all those who appreciate the selflessness of serving your country and the inherent dangers of putting your life on the line for others in a war zone. And it will strike a chord with anyone who has experienced the magical connection with a dog.


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What did you like most about Saving Private Sarbi?

Well read, very interesting, good details on the subject

What did you like best about this story?

Kept me listening until the last word, I just had to keep getting back to it!

What about Peter Byrne’s performance did you like?

Good voice to listen to

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both laugh and cry

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- Kate

a hard listen

I love dogs and so does my girlfriend , we bought this for a long trip we had planned , we fair looked forward to his story but we got an hour or so into and couldn't listen no more , it doesn't half drag on , very droll , its a very hard listen , it might be just us but in my view your better off spending your credit/money on something else
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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2012
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd