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Summary

"Beautifully written...as funny as you would hope." (The Times)

Olive and Mabel: two of the internet's favorite dogs!

Andrew Cotter: one of our best-loved commentators.

Olive and Mabel are the Labradors that broke the internet. With more than 50 million views on social media, Andrew Cotter's brilliant commentaries on videos of his Labradors have resonated with dog owners and sports fans around the world, giving us all something to smile about in this most testing of years, as Olive and Mabel entertained us with their dinner contest, Game of Bones, Zoom meeting, online dating, and more over the last six months.

Now, in Olive, Mabel & Me, Andrew tells the heart-warming story of life with his two famous Labradors. This is the full story of their unexpected rise to internet stardom, their lives together, how the dogs are dealing with their newfound fame (celebrity fans, more offers of biscuits, etc.), and how trips to the beaches and the mountains help them all find peace and happiness away from a hectic world.

Above all, Olive, Mabel & Me is a book about the love we have for our dogs and the companionship and joy they bring and about how we can all benefit from being just a little bit more Labrador!

Brilliantly observed, touching, and laugh-out-loud funny, Olive, Mabel & Me is a treat for dog lovers everywhere.

©2020 Andrew Cotter (P)2021 Andrew Cotter

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Wonderful, uplifting, man & canine life exposed!

Having followed Andrew, Olive and Mabel's exploits on YouTube, I was delighted to find the Audible edition of this book.

I am not ashamed to say I love Cotter's mellifluous tones, his cadence when broadcasting is, in my opinion just perfect and while the book has a faster pace, it is still a most enjoyable listen.

The book is interspersed, where appropriate, with audio from some of the YouTube films, which is as delightful and entertaining to listen to, as it was to watch.

There is a strong autobiographical theme to the book which adds to the joy. I had wondered how several very entertaining episodes of film could make a book. The resultant combination is, to use a Labrador "foodie" analogy, like sitting down to a good Glasgow Indian curry, with all the trimmings!

Cotter's love for animals is evident throughout the book. His comment on cats is hilarious and true! Having been a cat owner, I can testify to that, especially their use (or not) of the Green Cross Code and, the often sad results, of feline ignorance of the way of traffic . . . stopping mid-lane to sniff the air . . .

This is a book I will be returning to for a lift to the spirits, a good laugh, and thumping good entertainment.

Thank you, Andrew for Olive, Mabel and You😃

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loved it. everyone must buy it .......

Though I do believe I could happily listen to Andrew Cotter's gorgeous voice just reading out the football results (and I'm NOT a sports fan). He so clearly adores those two Very Good Dogs. Wonderful, best audio book ever

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A heart warming tale

Andrew Cotter has a lovely turn of phrase as he writes about the dogs in his life, Olive and Mabel. All the fun and uplifting moments of sharing one’s life with man’s best friend fly off the pages time and again. Dog therapy in a book!

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  • 17-02-21

Charming, heartfelt & beautifully soporific

Thanks to AC, Olive and Mable & no doubt Caroline (behind every good man & canine duo, there is a good woman etc etc).

This listen was such a tonic, and a pleasure to while away lockdown hours. AC’s voice is mesmerising (hey no surprise he’s a a commentator!). Could listen to him for hours.

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The adventure of a man and his two very good dogs

A book like a warm hug, just when that’s what was needed. Thank you Andrew

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Olive and Mabel

So enjoyed not only the story but narration is excellent.I even fell in
love with the two dogs. The story is told with such love and admiration for fellow creatures it cheered me up no end.

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A book for everyone

This book is just a joy. I think even people who don’t love dogs will enjoy the stories told and the overall message.

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Pure joy from start to finish

Pure joy from start to finish. Too many laugh out loud moments to mention but if you have dogs, you’ll get every brilliant second of it! Thank you Andrew, Olive and Mabel

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Fun and insightful

I truly enjoyed listening to Andrew’s stories of Olive and Mabel, as well as the dogs earlier in his life, and all the adventures along the way.

Thank you!

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Cover to cover brilliant!

Loved it. Andrew has a fantastic way of commentating on his wonderful dogs. He brought the book to life, as if we were with him, Olive and Mabel.

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  • 05-02-22

Just lovely, thank you

A well-written and expertly performed summary of Mr Cotter’s experience with his amazing family of Olive, Mabel and Caroline. An account for all dog lovers to enjoy; and one for those who don’t understand us dog lovers. This will help you make sense of it all.

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  • 30-03-21

A delightful listen

I loved hearing Cotter’s book read by the writer himself, and enjoyed listening to it immensely - while out walking our own Labrador, no less. I laughed out loud many times, earning lots of side-eye glances from other walkers. An absolute pleasure and delight. And make sure you listen through to the very end of the credits! ;-)