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A Dog Named Beautiful

A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home
Narrated by: Rob Kugler
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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This program is read by the author.

An uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime. 

When US Marine Rob Kugler returns from war not only had he given up a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting as well. Lost in grief, Rob finds solace and relief in the one thing that never fails to put a smile on his face: his chocolate lab, Bella. Exceptionally friendly, and always with - you wouldn’t believe it - a smile on her face, Bella is the friend Rob needs, and they spend their days exploring nature and taking photos. 

But then Bella develops a limp in her front leg. It’s cancer, and the prognosis isn’t good. Rob has a choice: either to let Bella go now, or amputate her cancer-riddled leg, and see what the next few months would bring. 

For Rob, the choice is a no-brainer, and instead of waiting at home for the cancer to spread, Rob and Bella pack their bags and hit the road. Life is short, but the road ahead is long and winding, and as they criss-cross the country Rob and Bella meet remarkable, life-changing men and women who are quick to make friends with this incredible three-legged dog. A Dog Named Beautiful is an audiobook full of inspiration, hope, love, tears, and laughs. Enjoy the journey.

©2019 Robert Kugler (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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"This sweet story honoring the bond between animals and their people is a must-read for fans of A Dog Called Hope and Travels with Charley, and anyone open to a good, cathartic cry.” (Booklist, starred review)

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Such a great book and audio was outstanding!

Narrated by the Author with enthusiasm, feeling, and emotion. WONDERFUL! Very relatable to almost any walks of life. Honest and incredible journey to find solace

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Amazing

It is an amazing story. The way the author describes his journey, and the “why” behind it, make you feel a part of that journey. He is very relatable, and I became emotionally attached very early into the read. Additionally, the authors reading and voices used were excellent. I highly recommend!

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Highly recommended! Great debut Rob Kugler!!

"A Dog Named Beautiful" is an inspiration to all who have struggled in life & found a way to overcome.
It's a engaging read that you won't want to put down.
I couldn't recommend this book more! It's not just for dog lovers... this story has the power to inspire everyone.
Rob Kugler, your story is a testament to the true meaning of love.
You've got this!