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Fabulous Finn

Narrated by: Ben Addis
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
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The Top 10 Best Seller: The Inspirational Life of Finn, Britain's Bravest Dog, Winner of the 2017 Daily Mirror Animal Hero of the Year Award 

Hertfordshire, October 5th 2016. At around two a.m., PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn, were trying to apprehend a robbery suspect when he turned around and attacked them. Finn was stabbed with a 10-inch-bladed knife, both through his chest, via his armpit, and then - the knife bound for Dave - through the top of his head. Finn no doubt saved Dave's life, but the race was on to try to save Finn's. 

Dave Wardell's heartfelt memoir charts an incredible journey of friendship and loyalty. It is a celebration of the bond between one man and his dog, from when Dave collected Finn from his kennels at just nine months old, all the way through to Finn's recent and hard-earned retirement. The book charts the career of a highly trained, highly decorated dog. In his time on the job Finn tracked offenders of all kinds; found missing children; tackled armed offenders; saved lives. But Finn isn't just a police dog - he's also a cherished family pet, and this is his remarkable, life-affirming story. 

©2018 Dave Wardell, Lynne Barrett-Lee (P)2018 Quercus Editions Limited

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Beautiful story

This story is perfectly written and narrated. Having followed Finn’s story since the day of the terrible incident I thought I knew most things about Finn and Dave, how wrong I was.
I could barely take my headphones out throughout this whole story

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Fabulous!

This will take you through every emotion. I expected to enjoy it, having worked with police officers for 20 years, so I wasn't disappointed. Great storytelling.

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Fabulous finn

What a great and heart warming book this book show what a great job are police dogs do and now that Finns law is law lets hope that those persons that hurt service animals now get a good long time in jail

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Amazing Duo, Especially The Finn!

Dog lovers will love this, non dog lovers will too. All will learn something. Brilliant!

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Bloody fabulous Finn

This is absolutely the very best book i have listen to in ages, interesting and well written, great narrator as well

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Truly touching

Absolutely loved this. Such a great story about a bond like no other. Loved it.

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Very moving

I am totally in ewe of Finn and Dave, I’m so glad that Finn has recovered well and has retired 🙏🏼
PD are such a valued member of the police force a PC Officer in their own right. I do hope the law has changed now recognised that PD’s and mounted Horses should have the same rights as their human PC. Thank you for writing this book, I always wished I had joined the Police force, now to old and too chicken 😂😂

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This book touched more than any other I’ve ever read

As a former dog handler I can’t praise this book highly enough. I had my own, once in a lifetime dog like Finn. If you want to understand what it’s like to be a handler this book will take you there. I had a lump in my throat on many occasions listening to this book when Dave was talking about Finn and himself. This book is well written and Ben Addis read it beautifully. I’ll be buying the book and reading it.

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So beautiful

Loved every second and word of this book,,,I will always remember fabulous Finn x x x

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Fabulous Indeed.

Absolutely lovely story about a working partnership of one man and his dog who saves him and loves him.