Finding Gobi

  • by Dion Leonard
  • Narrated by Brad Channer
  • 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Like A Street Cat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide….
In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155-mil e race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name 'Gobi', proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.
As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.
Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are 'man's best friend.'


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Can't get enough of this story

It's so heartwarming. I remember following this story at the time it all happened. So, it's really interesting to read the book and get a better understanding of all the ins and outs. And, to learn about the different attitudes towards animals in China.

I laughed out loud at many points in this book - particularly the foot search in China, when all the volunteers were calling out for Gobi. Really well-written and read.

Given all the ups and downs I can see this becoming a film.
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- Flink

An absolute joy.

Astonishing. Uplifting. Perfect. Just listen and be carried along by the wonder of what is possible when you make a profound connection to humans and non-humans alike.

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- David Raza

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited