Finding Gobi (Main edition): The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey by Dion Leonard

Finding Gobi (Main edition): The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey

Like A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwide…In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more th...

Title:Finding Gobi (Main edition): The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey
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Finding Gobi (Main edition): The true story of a little dog and an incredible journey Reviews

  • Julie
    May 22, 2017

    It's 4am and I just finished this book. A beautiful story of doggy devotion and perseverance. Dion's determination to save his little friend and to give her a forever home is inspirational. If you love dogs you absolutely must read this.

  • Taylor B
    Jun 05, 2017

    Having followed Dion and Gobi's story since it broke last year, when it was announced that there was going to be a book about their journey, I knew I had to read it.

    I will admit, I am not normally a fan of non-fiction books. However, the story was just so captivating that I had to know more. And boy, did I get it!

    I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. The twists, the turns, the sadness, the triumph... All of it utterly engrossed me, from the first page to the very last. I laughed, I

    Having followed Dion and Gobi's story since it broke last year, when it was announced that there was going to be a book about their journey, I knew I had to read it.

    I will admit, I am not normally a fan of non-fiction books. However, the story was just so captivating that I had to know more. And boy, did I get it!

    I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book. The twists, the turns, the sadness, the triumph... All of it utterly engrossed me, from the first page to the very last. I laughed, I cried (okay, I sobbed) and I cheered on this wonderful man and his little brown dog as they overcame insurmountable odds to be united forever.

    This is a multi-faceted story which will appeal to a wide audience - runners, both professional and casual, animal lovers, young adults looking for some guidance in their lives, adults trying to overcome their own fears, fans of similar feel-good stories... The list is endless.

    Overall, a well-written, easy-to-read book which leaves you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Simply wonderful.

  • Natalie Ward
    May 23, 2017

    So lucky to be able to read an advance copy of this book. I've followed the story from the very start and it is not just inspirational but heartwarming to know there are people that care this much. Beautiful story.

  • Kirsti
    May 28, 2017

    Yep, here's another one! Most people who follow my reviews soon realize I read A LOT of animal memoir books. As soon as one becomes available, I must have it! They almost never fail to disappoint, and this one was no exception.

    Dion Leonard is an extreme runner, after taking up the sport because his girlfriend/wife became interested in running as a sport and encouraged him to join her. Not one to take things by halves, Dion found himself competing at an elite level, racing some top notch runners

    Yep, here's another one! Most people who follow my reviews soon realize I read A LOT of animal memoir books. As soon as one becomes available, I must have it! They almost never fail to disappoint, and this one was no exception.

    Dion Leonard is an extreme runner, after taking up the sport because his girlfriend/wife became interested in running as a sport and encouraged him to join her. Not one to take things by halves, Dion found himself competing at an elite level, racing some top notch runners across harsh terrain and extreme temperatures. Along the way a little dog whom Dion called Gobi appeared beside him, and this book is not just the race, but the race to get Gobi back to the UK to join Dion and his family.

    I love animals, and therefore I love animal books, especially if they have a happy ending. I hope that Dion and Gobi get many happy years together, and I know Gobi will be much happier with a family as opposed to on the streets of China. Excellent, personal writing too, Dion isn't afraid of confronting some personal demons. Adored this book, five stars!

  • H Svinos
    Jun 01, 2017

    This is an incredible book.  I first heard of Gobi on social media  when Dion set out to bring her home, and followed the story through the devastation of her going missing and the jubilation of her being found.    Devastation and jubilation shared by us all who had been smitten with the story, when Gobi was found I remember the pure joy I felt a feeling that lasted for days and days.  Consequently, it is fantastic to read the behind the social media story and go into more detail of a story I kn

    This is an incredible book.  I first heard of Gobi on social media  when Dion set out to bring her home, and followed the story through the devastation of her going missing and the jubilation of her being found.    Devastation and jubilation shared by us all who had been smitten with the story, when Gobi was found I remember the pure joy I felt a feeling that lasted for days and days.  Consequently, it is fantastic to read the behind the social media story and go into more detail of a story I know well.  It answered many questions and really highlighted the difficulties faced in bringing her home. 

    There is so much more though to the book as Dion talks about his early life too and how he started running.  It also gives an insight into the world of the Ultra Marathon runner and as a runner myself I found this fascinating.  It was also very interesting to read about the time he spent in China both when searching but also whilst waiting for Gobi to be medically cleared. China to many is a bit of a mystery but this book certainly gives you a good glimpse of life there. 

    The book is easy to read and I could not put it down.  It's a story that will suit everyone whether you are familiar with Gobi or not, it will inspire and uplift you.  It is truly heart warming.  

  • LeAnn
    Jun 02, 2017

    Finding Gobi is an incredible story of determination and unwavering loyalty. In the few days that Dion and Gobi spent running together in the China desert, they developed an unbreakable bond which carried Dion through those devastating days when Gobi went missing from a temporary caretaker's home (shortly before she went into quarantine required for her to enter the UK). With the endless support of Dion's wife, Lucja, and a group of dog loving strangers in China, a nearly insurmountable heartbre

    Finding Gobi is an incredible story of determination and unwavering loyalty. In the few days that Dion and Gobi spent running together in the China desert, they developed an unbreakable bond which carried Dion through those devastating days when Gobi went missing from a temporary caretaker's home (shortly before she went into quarantine required for her to enter the UK). With the endless support of Dion's wife, Lucja, and a group of dog loving strangers in China, a nearly insurmountable heartbreak became of one of the most joyful and heartwarming story last year.

    A must read for all!!

    Disclaimer: This book was provided by the publisher and the review was no obligation to offer a positive review.

  • Peter Trebilcock
    Jun 04, 2017

    It's not often I sit down and read a book in one day, but this was easy. It had a little bit of everything, from the drama of running ultra-endurance events in the desert, to an extremely cute dog, to possible dognapping conspiracies and intrigue.

    It is a very lovely story and really just shows how a small animal can have such a profound effect on someone's life. Gobi is an absolutely awesome little dog and I am glad that everything has worked out for her.

    I would highly recommend reading this b

    It's not often I sit down and read a book in one day, but this was easy. It had a little bit of everything, from the drama of running ultra-endurance events in the desert, to an extremely cute dog, to possible dognapping conspiracies and intrigue.

    It is a very lovely story and really just shows how a small animal can have such a profound effect on someone's life. Gobi is an absolutely awesome little dog and I am glad that everything has worked out for her.

    I would highly recommend reading this book. It travels at a good pace and it never gets bogged down in details or gets boring. Just tells the amazing story of Dion and the inexplicable bond he formed with a dog who started running with him.

  • Sebastian Mamaj
    Jun 04, 2017

    Heart warming story. I was enjoying everybit of the book. I was following the story since begining and I am very happy that :) Gobi is finally in forever home in scothland :) !

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