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Enjoyed Anna-Lisa Horton's slight accent. This is a true story of an Australian Cattle dog named Sophie. The story takes place with a family and their dog in Queensland, Aus. Sophie goes out on the boat with them and in rough sea goes overboard. She apparently swan 6 miles to an Island and then at least once or more times swam to another island until landing on one with fresh water and wild goats. She survived for 5 months. The story cover her life as a pet and then the rescue of her by the park rangers. I usually avoid most animal stories as the endings are sad but this book has a happy ending and was not particularly sad at any time during the story. The fact that it is a true story adds to it. This book makes a nice change of pace if you are looking for a break from more complex reading. The kids would like this book also.
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Sophie is the story of a remarkable dog's survival despite enormous odds. It wasn't just the challenges she overcame, but the amazing chance that reunited her with her family. If this was fiction, the plot might be said to be predictable. This however was real life and the outcome for Sophie and her family was anything but predictable. You could say it was miraculous.
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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