• Finding Gobi

  • The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey
  • By: Dion Leonard
  • Narrated by: Brad Channer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-01-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.8 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's 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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By Sarah Drake on 07-11-17

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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By Flink on 01-19-18

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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By David Raza on 12-06-17

An absolute joy.

Astonishing. Uplifting. Perfect. Just listen and be carried along by the wonder of what is possible when you make a profound connection to humans and non-humans alike.

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By Mrs. A.M. Andrew on 07-30-17


A truly heart-warming story of courage and kindness. It reminds me that there is so much good in the world.

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By Brenda Murray on 07-19-17


What an amazing, compelling and inspirational story about an extraordinary dog and the love between her and her Dad, Dion. Remarkable.

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