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It's All About Treo: Life, Love, and War with the World's Bravest Dog | [Dave Heyhoe, Damien Lewis]

It's All About Treo: Life, Love, and War with the World's Bravest Dog

When Dave Heyhoe was sent to Afghanistan to help detect the Taliban's murderous roadside bombs, he knew he'd need a special dog by his side. Luckily for him, his closest pal, Treo, a staggeringly brave ball of energy and mischief was with him every step of the way. The two friends had a miraculous understanding that helped them save countless lives but, as they embarked on a roller-coaster emotional ride, Dave realized he needed Treo more than he could ever have imagined.
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When Dave Heyhoe was sent to Afghanistan to help detect the Taliban's murderous roadside bombs, he knew he'd need a special dog by his side. Luckily for him, his closest pal, Treo, a staggeringly brave ball of energy and mischief was with him every step of the way. The two friends had a miraculous understanding that helped them save countless lives but, as they embarked on a roller-coaster emotional ride, Dave realized he needed Treo more than he could ever have imagined.

Tear-jerkingly sad one moment, laugh-out-loud hilarious the next, It's All About Treo is a moving and uplifting story that will melt the hearts of animal lovers everywhere.

©2012 Dave Heyhoe and Damien Lewis (P)2013 Quercus Publishing Plc / WF Howes

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"There probably is no other military dog that has saved more lives than Treo. He is truly quite remarkable" (Mike Dowling, author of Sergeant Rex)

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  • tracey
    milton keynes, United Kingdom
    2/6/14
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    "All About Treo :-)"

    This is a moving, true story and one I plan to listen to again I can tell. Treo and his handler let us into what is was like for them serving searching for explosives,to protect their fellow soldiers. They are heros x

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Shane
    DRIFFIELD, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    9/15/13
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    "Outstanding bond between a soldier and his war dog"
    What made the experience of listening to It's All About Treo the most enjoyable?

    A truly amazing listen fixating all the way through


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Soldier Dave Heyho for his total devotion passed down to Treo which kept them alive.


    What about Malcolm Hamilton’s performance did you like?

    Most convincingly read with all the realistic characteristics of the whole situation.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I.E.D 'I Earth Devices'


    Any additional comments?

    Outstanding listen enthralled all the war through. The realistic descriptions, feelings and emotions create a remarkable story line.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wood Smoke
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    12/21/14
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    "Explosive, edge of your seat reading."
    What made the experience of listening to It's All About Treo the most enjoyable?

    My wife and I listened to this audio book on a long journey and it was something we both really enjoyed. I'm Ex-Forces and I understand the work that military dog handlers and their dogs do. For my wife it was a total eye opener and often she was moved to tears. This book is gritty, realistic and pulls no punches.


    What other book might you compare It's All About Treo to, and why?

    'Horrie The War Dog' by Roland Perry. Because like Treo, Horrie saved countless lives and was beloved by the Soldiers that he worked alongside.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed the whole book, different chapters for different reasons. From the deployment to Afghanistan to an uncertain new life in Civvy Street.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes very much so, both the wife and I were moved to tears and lumps in our throats one minute and then the next we were laughing our heads off!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ron fisher
    BURTON ON TRENT, United Kingdom
    12/2/14
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    "excellent"
    What did you like most about It's All About Treo?

    its true


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I tried too but my eyes kept closing


    Any additional comments?

    when trio got his medal

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ZeeDee
    9/24/14
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    "A must for any dog lover."
    If you could sum up It's All About Treo in three words, what would they be?

    Touching, Amazing, Compelling.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's All About Treo?

    The mutual affection between Dave & Treo that is shown many times throughout the book.


    Which character – as performed by Malcolm Hamilton – was your favourite?

    Treo !! In the story, Dave tells you what he thinks the dog is saying which is performed really well by Malcolm Hamilton.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There was quite a few moments but two in particular. When Dave is asked to do the unthinkable for any dog lover and the moments after a particular explosion (don't want to say too much in case I spoil it for a new reader !!)


    Any additional comments?

    The audio is very easy to listen to and the story so interesting that I could not stop listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PETER DAVISON
    6/6/14
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    "I've a new heroes equalling my favourites"
    Would you consider the audio edition of It's All About Treo to be better than the print version?

    I've already recommended this to friends and family and over the last few days on Facebook it has been the focus of my status updates too.
    I must say that the voice of Malcolm Hamilton really sets the scenes the part was made for him to read. He builds up the feeling and sets the mood brilliantly. I've already read the book and this was a better experience listening to it. There were parts which really stood out with the way it was explained to the listener.
    I'll still read the book in months and years to come. I'll also listen to it periodically too as I've just added it to my cars audio USB stick.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's All About Treo?

    When his friends Geordie Ken and Sasha are killed by an IED. You can feel the tone of the book change. At the back of their minds Dave and Treo must have been constantly thinking about "when is it my time".

    You get a sense of that from the book but to have lived that every day all day without any break at all must have left them so tired and anxious.

    A cat gets 9 lives but Dave and Treo were up in the face of any luck that they might of had each and every day. I think they were definitely being looked after by a guardian angel or their lucky Irish Shamrock played a part in their luck at least.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    There were 2 really. It was the chicken shredder and rubber duck chapters which show that at the end of the day Treo is still a dog first and mans best friend second


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ..Always out front and in constant danger. He was our Protector, a Therapist, a comedian who made us laugh. But most of all no matter what the situation he was my friend and always there.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm an ex-serviceman I've worked with AES dogs and handlers in before. I've travelled the world and if ever I saw a black lab it always reminded me of my own boy at home. I was never homesick when I received letters nor missed my family as much. But my black furry faced, hazel eyed pooch was who I really missed when I was away. Sad I know.
    I felt for Dave Heyhoe and Treo with them being such close friends as you would ever wish for yourself put under such stressful situations constantly. Ask yourself that question. How would I have coped?
    As for me I'm no soft touch but after reading the book then listening on Audible they are now in my top heroes along with the likes of Ernest Shackleton and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

    Since finishing the book today I've searched for their information online and became a mini stalker looking for information about them, weirdo I know haha. I've even asked to be a friend on Facebook as it has really raised my appreciation and awareness of just how hazardous a job they actually did.
    But the most heart warming thing is finding out that they were allowed to leave the forces together and settle into a well deserved life together putting their feet up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vivien
    Cookham, United Kingdom
    5/27/14
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    "A dog and his soldier in Afghanistan."

    This charming story relates much of the day by day experiences of a soldier who took a demotion in order to become a dog handler. While the fear and misery of serving on the front line in Afghanistan is described in detail, it is mitigated by the obvious adoration this soldier has for his dog which is trained to sniff out explosives and therefore is in imminent danger every minute they are on patrol. It showed me a place and experience which were new to me with an unexpectedly happy ending. The narrator was excellent, with Irish and Geordie accents well done. Don't be put off by the masculine atmosphere of the army - this is a book for men and women. It is a pleasant, informative read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eileen Fisher
    Biggar, United Kingdom
    3/9/14
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    "an excellent listen"
    Any additional comments?

    An excellent book and very well narrated. I knew from the first few lines that this was going to be a special read and found myself thinking about the events even after the book ended, so much so I had to look up Dave Heyhoe for myself and learn more about him. As for Treo, I would just love to give him the biggest cuddle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Nuneaton, United Kingdom
    11/16/13
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    "Heart warming"
    Would you consider the audio edition of It's All About Treo to be better than the print version?

    Narrator did a fantastic job of putting you there with dog & handler


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's All About Treo?

    Survival against all odds


    Have you listened to any of Malcolm Hamilton’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but will now


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The death of a comrade the loss you feel every word the pain and understanding between the close team, an breakable bond


    Any additional comments?

    Fell in love with Dave & treo what an inspiring true story of courage and companion ship

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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