Enjoyed the overall concept and it was an inspiring story to hear of taking on those challenges and enjoying the various rewards from the hikes. Thing is, I started to get a little annoyed at just how much the author attributed extra ordinary powers of perception and understanding to Atticus. No I was enjoying it, I was done before the book was but I did stick it out. I would think the more you love dogs (have one, do, but short of Tom's intensity ) and pets the more you will buy into the full story.
What fun is anyone without a dose of mystery.
Perhaps, in a few years. But I saw on the author's Facebook Page that he is working on a second book.
The story is about Atticus and you of course fall in love with Atticus, but the character I most enjoyed was Tom. It was, after all, his thoughts and insights that he confesses.
Yes -- Driving on a freeway to work I nearly went blurry-eyed with tears at one particular moment. My mother, who read it first, assured me that it would be ok.
Beautiful story. It's really special that the author is also the narrator. I would encourage anyone listening to it to seek out the Facebook Page or other photos (apparently photos accompany the book but since I listened to it, I didn't know that until afterwards).
It was too much about Tom Ryan and just seemed to rattle on and on.
Tom Ryan should have hired a actor to read this. His accent was very distracting.
I have two small dogs that love to hike and I think it showed that they can hike with the best of dogs.
It would depend on the book.
I think the book would have benefited by being shorter.
Maybe talk a little faster.
I really liked the beginning. Tales about the town and his relationships with his family.
I love dog stories and choose the book based on reviews. I only listen to books while I walk. One of my incentives to walking is my eagerness to find out what "happens next". There was no incentive to get back to this book. It was boring. I stopped listening half way through.
The friendship and respect between a man and his dog.
Atticus.....I had a schnauzer and could relate with his stubborness, but also with the love he shown to his owner.
I read the book, and after I recently lost my beloved Schnauzer, I went back and purchased the audable. Tom Ryan brought Atticus to life in the book...it was just what I needed to get through my loss.
Yes....and practically did!
I absolutely would recommend this book to all!
I knew the areas and the story
When Atticus went down the "red carpet"
whenever an author reads the book, it means so much more
I cried and laughed and my heart raced throughout this book
anyone who loves dogs should read this...
If you like life, dogs, or family; then look no further. This is it.
You think the book is all about a guy and his dog who climb a bunch of mountains, but NO. The first 3 chapters throw you a curve ball but they are just setting you up for the fast ball right down the middle......swing away.
Yes, dog lover. I have a schaunzer and know what love they can give and how you just want to give it back.
Atticus reaching the summits
Unforgettable, heartwarming, and inspiring.
Of course it was the main character, Atticus. His friend the author, Tom, made him come to life as I listened to the story. I have a little dog that I walk every morning while listening to books on my ipod. My dog became Atticus to me.
It was heartfelt and loving towards his dog and his father.
I cried several times but the one I remember is when Atticus received his award.
Since reading this book I've searched the internet for more pictures of Atticus and wish I could meet him in person.