• by Emma Pearse
  • Narrated by Anna-Lisa Horton
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The story that became a global sensation: Sophie, the Australian cattle dog who was lost at sea and swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote island where she survived in the wild for five months.
It was just another day in paradise as Jan and Dave Griffith, along with their blue cattle dog, Sophie, motored out of Mackay Marina for a gorgeous weekend at sea. But when the sky suddenly darkened and the waves turned fierce, the unthinkable happened: Sophie disappeared overboard. Her heartbroken humans couldn’t fathom the loss and could only hope their beloved pet didn’t suffer. But this true cattle dog and devoted best friend wasn’t going to give up that easily - and what followed is a remarkable tale of survival, luck, and persistence.
From the first day the Griffiths set eyes on puppy Sophie through that terrible October day she was lost, to Sophie’s time as a castaway and the reunion that almost didn’t happen, journalist Emma Pearse recreates the incredible journey of this canine Robinson Crusoe. An inspirational story of loyalty and the resilience of the spirit, Sophie offers undeniable proof about the unbreakable bond between humans and our pets - and that if lost, they would do anything to come home to us.
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Customer Reviews

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Sophie a truly loyal dog

Where does Sophie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I am fairly new to Audible, but I have practically exhausted my own local libraries stash od dog stories. I would have to say a nice listen, easy, expected to cry but it was not written in a slushy way, it was more real .. with lots on emphasis on her owners being strong Australians, not given over to sentiment

What about Anna-Lisa Horton’s performance did you like?

Very easy to listen too, the twang of her voice reminding you where this story takes place

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The return... I love a happy ending

Any additional comments?

This was gifted to me by a dog friend

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- Dinky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2012
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio