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.'
©2017 Dion Leonard (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Flink on 19-01-18

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr T.M.Holland on 19-07-18

Heart warming story, well worth a listen.

A great story of how a stray dog got her forever home. Will take you through every emotion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sarah Drake on 11-07-17

Angel Gobi

This story really touched my heart. Having been a long distance runner and having been through some difficult times in between I could relate to so much of Dion and Gobi's story! It was beautifully told and so real and sincere.

Animals can teach us so so much and are the worlds angel healers!

Until one has really loved an animal a part of ones soul remains unawakened..... Anatole France.....

Read this book! It's a life changer!

Thank you Dion and Gobi and Lucja and kitty!

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