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Are you ready, Max? If anyone's going to help me do this, it's you.

The heart-warming tale of a life-saving friendship.

In 2006, a traumatic car accident changed Kerry Irving's life forever.

Suffering from severe neck and back injuries, Kerry was unemployed and housebound, struggling with depression and even thoughts of suicide. He went from cycling over 600 miles a month to becoming a prisoner in his own home.

With hope all but lost, Kerry's wife encouraged him to go on a short walk to the local shop. In the face of unbearable pain and overwhelming panic, he persevered and, along the way, met an adorable yard dog named Max. As the Spaniel peered up through the railings, Kerry found comfort and encouragement in his soulful brown eyes. This chance encounter marked a turning point in both their lives.

In Max, Kerry found comfort and motivation, and in Kerry, Max found someone to care for him. This is their remarkable, inspiring story.

©2020 Kerry Irving (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great book with a warm honest story about a dog who saved a man life

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The perfect listen for the Coronavirus lockdown

I’ve been a Max fan for several years, hardly surprising considering we have three wonderful springers of our own, but I hadn’t expected Kerry and Max’s story to be so moving, heartwarming and uplifting. Highly recommended for anyone looking for the light at the end of the tunnel or who needs convincing that having a dog by your side will brighten any dark day.

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Mrs S of Dumfries

This is a beautiful read. As a fellow dog lover who lost her mate 10 years ago but now at nearly 84 cannot have another accompanying i just love hearing from others who still have theirs.thank you for giving me a few hours of such pleasure

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Inspirational, a must-read!

Loved every second of this book. Wonderful inspiring story and beautifully narrated in an accent close to the author’s I suspect. Didn’t want it to end.

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Could not stop listening

Love the way kerry and his dogs have helped so many lives and talking which is what it's all about

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Have the tissues at hand!

I've followed the Max Facebook page for a couple of years, Kerry, Angela and their furry family are a favourite with many tens of thousands. What I had no idea about was the start of the story, Kerry's formative years and his depression. The story is a must listen, it resonates with me and will surely touch the hearts of all those who listen to it. The narration is excellent from Marston York and having heard Kerry read some of the book the similarity in voices is uncanny. I listened to this book during several hundreds of mile motorway journeys and it eats up the miles, but be warned it does make a grown man cry!

A cannot turn it off listen!

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this is the best audiobook I have ever listened to and can highly recommend it

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the power of canine love - heartwarming

a joyous book, laugh, cry with joy, an amazing must listen book. as a dog lover myself I know the power of love. they offer, life is not worth living without one

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Inspirational

What an inspiration Kerry and his boys are. I really enjoyed this book and Kerry’s honesty. My Springer helped me through a difficult time. They are the best dogs!

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Brilliant book loved it I laughed and I cried
very emotional I love Springer Spaniels

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Slow beginning

The beginning is a little slow but then you learn about Max for the first time and your hooked. I had to read (hear) the book on breaks, at dinner table (after getting the family caught up) and then right before bed. I was in those fields, playing in the water and meeting all the people with Max. One of the best stories ever. But best of all, I had my black and white springer spaniel right by my side. THANK YOU SO MUCH.