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Lost Dog

A Love Story
Narrated by: Kate Spicer
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

Meet woman's best friend.

Kate is a middle-aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. But when the dog disappears, it is up to Kate to hit the streets of London and find him. Will she save him, as he has saved her - or will she lose everything?

As she trudges endlessly calling his name in the hopeless hope she may find him, she runs into other people’s landscapes and lives, finding allies amongst psychics, bloggers and mysterious midnight joggers. Trying to find her dog tests her relationship, and her sanity, to its limits - and gets her thinking about her life and why things have turned out as they have for her. 

A brilliant, life-affirming memoir, Lost Dog is an audiobook like no other about both about the myth of modern womanhood and the enduring mystery of the relationship between human and canine.

©2019 Kate Spicer (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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fantastic and absorbing. Thank you

this book reminds me of my teenage love for my best friend, Ben a spaniel

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great story, beautifully narrated

actually went out of my way to go on long car journeys so I could continue to listen to Kate and Wolfy's story. Will appeal to dog lovers and story lovers alike. highly recommend.

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Lost Dog

Loved this book. A heart rending story of a dog owners anguish when her dog goes missing. Beautifully read by the author.

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  • 14-04-19

Beautiful , raw, and honest ,a dogs love is pure

Beautiful , raw, and honest ,a dogs love is pure ... love this story ...thks

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Heart warming and life affirming

Well poised, tangible and life affirming read. I loved this book! A great story of how a dog can bring a person so much happiness and a deeper appreciation for love in life.

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Must read for all animal (and human) lovers

Took a little while to get into, but was totally engaging from about half way through. A definite must read for all dog lovers, and also observers of human nature. Utterly spellbinding towards the end. Reinforces the power of love, (for humans and beloved animals.) Makes me appreciate my beloved woofies sat beside me now. Brilliant narration also - which is hugely important to me. An utter delight to read/listen to. (Though that last hour or so was a tad stressful! Had to open a bottle of red to recover 😉

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A beautiful love story

I totally fell in love with this beautifully written book! As a dog lover with a 10 year old Labradoodle also called Wolfy, I felt the love, pain and humour was palpable!! Kate Spicer managed to capture the deep passion and bond we have for our furry companions! I loved it so much a bought the book for all my mates..... share the love!!!

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Redemption through the love of a dog

I love d listening to this “story” read by the author, which gives it even more feeling. Well written and heart warming with real human characters and of course a doggy hero in Wolfy.

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Witty and moving. Loved it

I must qualify this review. I have a dog and suffer from the same oxytocin addition that Kate does. But I am not at all into the world of fashion, so I wasn’t a total slam dunk for the book. It’s a wonderful book. Kate describes how it feels to own and love a dog perfectly. All the insanity and joy of it. It’s also very funny and a sharp view of the moneyed classes of England. I hope she’s written more. And it’s great to have the author narrate it. She does a great job.

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Incredible

Incredible book - sublime writing and delivery on the audio book (loved the accents on the different voices) so lovingly told and moving. Can’t recommend enough.