Lily and the Octopus

  • by Steven Rowley
  • Narrated by Michael Urie
  • 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Named to the American Library Association’s Reference & User Services (RUSA) Listen List!
Combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, Lily and the Octopus is an epic adventure of the heart.
When you listen to Lily and the Octopus, you will be taken on an unforgettable ride. The magic of this novel is in the listening, and we don't want to spoil it by giving away too many details. We can tell you that this is a story about that special someone: the one you trust, the one you can't live without. For Ted Flask, that someone special is his aging companion, Lily, who happens to be a dog.
Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.
Remember the last book you told someone they had to listen to? Lily and the Octopus is the next one.


What the Critics Say

"Michael Urie narrates with a heartfelt passion that makes one giggle and laugh, nod in understanding and sob with sorrow. Urie's authentic emotion comes out in every character, whether it's Lily the dog's excitement, Ted the human's frustration, or the nameless octopus's apathy." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dog sighs....

This book is amazing. Maybe because I am a singleton and doggy parent - but this book made me FEEL. I had some laugh out loud moments and some sobbing - but I will definitely be putting this in my top 10 Audible books!
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- Franca

Be prepared for tears

Any additional comments?

As a person with an eleven year old dachshund I found this store extremely difficult to listen to, yet I could not stop. I totally understand the love and devotion Ted had for his dear Lily. Letting go is so painful. One of at the cruelest things is in life is the fact that a dog’s life is just way to short.

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- Ruth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio