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This book was such a blast to listen to and I highly recommend it. If you don't know about Gobi, she's a stray dog that started following an ultramarathoner named Deon in the second day of an ultramarathon in China. If I remember my numbers, Gobi completed 77 miles of the race at Deon's side! During that time a bond was formed and Deon promised Gobi that he'd figure out how to get her home to Edinburgh. This book is about the race, Deon's life, Gobi's dramatic and heartbreaking post-race disappearance, and Deon's fight to get Gobi home.
I learned about Deon and Gobi when this story first started going viral; I've supported them every since and have followed them on various social media platforms. I love hearing about Gobi and figured this book would contain little new information (to me)...I was wrong. This book has a lot of new content, so if you're new to Gobi or already a superfan, you'll enjoy this book! If you love reading animal stories, you'll love this book. If you want to read about competitive sports, you'll love this book. If you enjoy biographies, you'll enjoy this book. Bottom line: check out this book.
Simon Bubb does a fantastic job narrating. His Australian accent is enjoyable and easy for this American listener to understand.
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Where does Finding Gobi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is a story about an Australian ultrarunner and a stray ultrarunning dog, a 250 mile ultra-race across the Gobi Desert in China, the Australian's Dutch wife back home in Scotland, devoted strangers in China who became devoted friends, and the good that can come from a viral story on the internet. Whether you've been following Gobi's story since the beginning, or you've never heard about Gobi before, you will LOVE the book! It's appeal is far broader that just for people who love dogs. It is also a story about ultra racing. It is a story about how the internet and crowd funding can make really good things happen.
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