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"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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  • 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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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 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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Best audiobook of the year

I LOVED this book. Laugh out loud funny in parts and the adoration for his dogs is clear. Wonderful to listen to.

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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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Just loved everything

Loved this audible book. so sad it had to finish. Especially as I love dogs too. Funny as well!

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for all who have been trained by Labradors.

superb, I would consider it daft to go snow climbing alone never mind with two dogs - but they do come in handy when you need a wee pull up a hill!

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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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I smiled throughout

Having been wowed by Cotter’s excellent You Tube videos and “sports” commentaries of Olive and Mabel’s daily idiosyncrasies, I eagerly downloaded his book. I loved it. Cotter’s voice, pitch, accent and reading pace is like being wrapped in luxurious velvet. It is a superb listen!

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  • Christina Cain
  • 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! ;-)