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A heartwarming and deliciously funny story about the world’s worst-behaved dog and how he trained his human how to love herself again. 

Through the haze of vodka and self-loathing, Hazel Roundtree saw the poor creature lying in a ditch. One brown eye. One blue. Covered in mud and crying from pain, the puppy was desperately trying to free itself from a hopeless situation. She almost kept walking by. She had her own problems, and besides...no one had ever stopped to help her.  

Who we’re ultimately meant to be is a journey without end, but there’s always a defined start....

Hazel had no idea the dog would be her beginning, her second chance, the miracle she never saw coming. She named him Atticus. He grew up to be a very bad - and completely awesome - dog. He took Hazel on a life-changing journey filled with mischievous adventure and painful heartbreak. In the end, Hazel grew up to be completely awesome, too.

©2018 Sawyer Bennett (P)2018 Sawyer Bennett

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Loved this Incredible Journey!

Atticus is more than a story of a woman and her dog. It is a brilliant story about how two beings find each other when they need them most. It is about their incredible journey from being lost and cast aside, to self discovery, resilience, and unconditional love. The moment Hazel found Atticus, and reluctantly saved him, their journey began to save each other. I was totally captivated by Atticus, and how this mischievous yet adorable pup could affect the lives of so many, especially Hazel. This unique and heartwarming story will have you in tears, both of sorrow and joy!
Narrator Bahni Turpin, was amazing at bringing this beautiful story to life. Her voices were expressive and distinct and I especially loved her interpretation of Atticus.
I loved every moment of this hilarious and heartwarming story!

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  • Ian
  • Northmead, Australia
  • 07-01-18

Life Affirming

Sometimes you just pick up a book and it's a favorite from the very first page.
I read and listen to a lot of books. Around 150 a year.
By the end of the year I'll probably remember a dozen that shone.
This will be one of them.

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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 09-03-18

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I don’t even know where to begin with this review! This book was PERFECT!! I was looking for something different and this was exactly what I needed. Atticus was a heartwarming story about a girl, her dog and finding her way. I loved that this book was told in both Hazel and Atticus’s POV. This story is about hitting bottom and figuring out what really matters, find your way to happiness even in the most unusual way, making friends with people who may not be obvious but are exactly what you need. Beautiful story beginning to end!!! I laughed, I cried and my heart swelled!!

The narration was incredible! She was perfect for all the characters, even the dog! Everyone has their own voice. Great casting choice!

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A wonderful, heartfelt story

Oh my word. Not quite sure where to start. What a story! So many feels. Having read and loved the book, I was so looking forward to listening to the audio. Bahni Turpin is a new narrator to me, and I’ve got to say she nailed all the voices perfectly, even that of Atticus. I can’t imagine I t’s easy trying to portray a dog. A story of self discovery. A story with so many emotions. I swear I don’t think I’ve laughed out loud so much whilst listening to a book. Atticus was so so funny. There were some extremely emotional scenes and I did spend the last 10% of the audio in tears, yes, even though I knew what to expect, I was still a blubbering mess. What a wonderful heartfelt story, the narration complimented the book so well. Most definitely one of my favourite audios of 2018, I definitely got all the feels.

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Wow wow wow

I never write reviews, but this book made me laugh and cry and smile and think and I couldn't stop listening. The characters are so real and relatable. Thanx for an AMAZING read (listen)!

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Love!

When I read this book, it brought me to tears. The audiobook is even better. Everyone needs to read this book.

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Beautiful story with wonderful narration

I have been trying to write this review for several days now, and I just can’t seem to find the right words to describe this incredible story of Hazel's journey to discover herself, in the most unexpected way. When she rescues a puppy to be named Atticus, the journey gets even more epic.

I knew this book was going to be different from what the author typically writes, but this did not disappoint. There is so much
packed into this book. When you read this you will be struggling right along with Hazel, cheering her on, crying with her and falling in love with Atticus and then add in the surprises to the unpredictable plot and you will not be able to get the story out of your head. Things I expected to happen didn’t and those that did were unexpected making it a book I just didn't want to end. The narrator did a wonderful job as well. I loved how the author had many chapters told from Atticus’s point of view. The narration of Atticus, from puppyhood to adulthood, changed as he grew and that was awesome. It just added to this beautifully written story. I am looking forward to reading more from this author and I do hope that several of the supporting characters get their own book as they have their own stories to be told.

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A must listen

Wow, what an amazing audiobook! This is totally not my usual kind of read but a GR/FB friend recommended it so I couldn't resist. I am so glad I listened to that recommendation because this was a thoroughly enjoyable listen and story. The characters in this story and relationships built were rich and so satisfying. Seeing the growth of Hazel was wonderful. I'm not great at reviews, but it's a must listen so I had to at least put words to how much I loved this. I enjoyed the narration too, as she made each characters voice true to their personality. Hell, she even nailed Atticus' changing voice from puppy to elderly dog! Worth a credit!

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  • Sharon
  • Camarillo, CA
  • 08-19-18

Becoming a diamond

This is a story of someone who is far less than they were meant to be and the dog and people that gave her the growth that turned her into the diamond in her soul. Atticus needed her and gave her the opportunity to realize that she could indeed care more for something else than she cared for alcohol and meaningless sex. That she did not need those things to validate her existence and that she truly had worth when given the opportunity. In exchange the homeless man and the old rejected Vet became a trio of people giving to each other and bettering their lives. It’s full of hope even during hopelessness. I loved the story. The narrator gave it the depth it so richly deserved. Solid 5 star.

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Wish I could give 10 stars!

I was given a code for this book, won in a contest. I leave this review voluntarily.

I loved everything about this audiobook. The unique story and writing of it were superb. The narration was outstanding. Fell in love with all the characters. This is one of those you wish you could listen for the very first time again, over and over. As it stands, I will no doubt make this a relisten many times. Bravo!

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  • 07-20-18

Dog lovers will love it

The most heart-warming storey ever. Sad in parts too so keep your tissues handy. I Laughed, I cried, I remembered my own previous dogs. 100% recommend to anyone who loves dogs, or even people.