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  • My Hero Theo

  • The brave police dog who went beyond the call of duty to save lives
  • By: Gareth Greaves
  • Narrated by: Ethan Kelly
  • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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My Hero Theo

By: Gareth Greaves
Narrated by: Ethan Kelly
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Summary

The Sunday Times best seller.

I’d been in so many scrapes with Theo and he’d always saved me. Those days were the hardest of my life so far and...at the darkest point, those big brown eyes and that torn ear where I needed them to be. Right there next to me.

PC Gareth Greaves first met Theo, a German Shepherd, when he was a nervous 14-month-old puppy. They were instantly inseparable and police dog Theo became the best partner Gareth’s ever had.

During six-and-a-half years of active service, police dog Theo located, tracked and detained suspects leading to more than 200 arrests. In that time, he endured broken ribs and being bitten by assailants as well as being set on fire. From tackling and detaining an arsonist, to protecting Gareth from a gang of men with machetes in an armed robbery, Theo’s bravery knew no bounds. Time and time again he put his own life at risk (often coming close to death) to save others.

Even while off duty, Theo has been a rock to his partner, providing emotional support as Gareth learned that some of the hardest battles aren’t always on the front line.

My Hero Theo is the heart-warming story of one man and his heroic dog – and the bond that sees them go above and beyond the call of duty to keep each other safe.

©2020 Gareth Greaves (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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loved the story

Great book from beginning to end.would deferntly recommend it.very well narrated .caused some tears in bits.

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Theo the wonder dog

Such a great story about the closeness between a man and a dog. It is so well written and heart felt that it has me in tears at times....

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beautiful dog deserves this book

really enjoyed listening to the book, theo is an exceptional dog , hope he has a great retirement.

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A true hero with a dedicated handler.

After seeing Gareth and Theo on This Morning and living in their area this was a no brainer for me. Such an insight into the fantastic work done by police dogs and their handlers. Uplifting and emotional.

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Emotional rollercoaster

Such a lovely heartwarming story, I had tears, lumps in my throat and massive smiles on my face. I found myself listening to it at every opportunity I would highly recommend!

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Amazing story read by a fantastic narrator.

Theo's story is amazing. It gives you a real rollercoaster of emotions from happy to sad, from laughter to tears.

It's a must read for anyone who likes dogs, like to read about the police, anyone with a heart really.

The narrator is fabulous, it could have been the author reading it.

My only comment would be that I want to know what happens next ... please write another one, Gareth :)

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Insight

I have been gripped from start to finish.
It gave me a insight into the police dogs and their handlers; and your relationships you have with the dogs. Please write another book Gareth ! Love it 😍

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excellent!

Really enjoyed the book, would recommend to anyone with an interest in Policing and in particular Police Dogs. slightly irritating that the narrator mispronounces Hough End throughout the entire book but it doesn't take anything away from the story.

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Love this book its fantastic

Loved this book from start to finish its a definitely good book to read .

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heartwarming

There were times I teared up, times I was angry for Theo and times I just listened. Beautiful story.

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