Rescue Road

  • by Peter Zheutlin
  • Narrated by Barry Abrams
  • 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded vanload of puppies changed his life forever.
Join journalist Peter Zheutlin as he travels with Greg from Ohio to the Gulf Coast on his Rescue Road Trips to bring hard-luck dogs from the Deep South to loving "forever families" up north, with the help of many selfless volunteers along the way. From Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward - where thousands of strays roam the streets - and high-kill shelters in Louisiana to joyous scenes of adopters embracing their new pups in the Northeast, Rescue Road is full of heart: an inspiring story about the unique bond between dogs and humans and how going the extra mile can make a life-changing difference for these loyal canines - and for us all.

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What the Critics Say

"An unabashedly sentimental and affecting portrait of a modern-day animal-loving hero." (Kirkus)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Book

If you could sum up Rescue Road in three words, what would they be?

A must Read


Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course Greg, he's an amazing person and so dedicated to the dog Rescue community


Which scene was your favorite?

Gotcha Day at the end


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

I laughed and cried


Any additional comments?

If you love dogs and are involved with Rescue or not you will enjoy this book

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- lynn

Great material!

Would you consider the audio edition of Rescue Road to be better than the print version?

No, not necessarily. It was nice to have a "voice" but the narrator was a bit slow at times.


What did you like best about this story?

I love dogs and volunteer with a rescue myself. The stories make you cry in pain and in joy.


What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator was a bit slow at times.


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- Gwen Flower "Life-long book lover. Generally cop fiction is my favorite but I've been delving into nonfiction a bit and am really enjoying it."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio