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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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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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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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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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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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Not so great. Not awful

I disliked the narration of Hazel. Her style was way to superficial which surprised me. Was Ms Turpin directed to be so lacking in vocal subtlety? The dog is NOT a bad dog and its tiresome to laugh once more at his antics. Loved the solid dog info tho.

I couldnt figure out what this book is supposed to address: Self hel? Inspirational? Click lift? 22 step?

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Very entertaining!

I love the insight of dogs thoughts & mischievous plans and actions. Growing up on an animal farm with 3-4 large dogs, whacky cats, pigs, sheep, horses, and more I watched these & other behaviors of our animals. We had a Bassett hound who got up on our 3 ft+ dining table, ate both layers of 2 lb box of chocolates & left all the little candy cups & layer divider in place!

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I enjoyed every moment of this book!

Fabulous story about a goofy, sensitive dog who changes everyone’s lives. Many chapters are from the dog’s point of view. Those were my favorite.
A great family story!

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Fabulous book

Absolutely loved this book. It really was life affirming. Extremely well read by Bonnie Turpin. A real joy to read

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One of the best I've ever listened to!

I have not written a review in so long, I've forgotten when.....long time anyway. But this book knocked my socks off and I just had to recommend and praise the writing, narration and story. The characters, especially Hazel and Atticus, were covered extremely well so we truly realized how they were faring. The other characters were not ignored but we came to understand them as well. I was very pleased with this aspect.

Before I go any further, I must comment on the voice of Atticus. I would assume his voice was also done by the excellent narrator, Bahni Turpin. The way he talked and the things he said made me laugh out loud just from the sound and intonation of it!! (I don't often laugh so this was surprising but I loved it!) The other voices were perfect for each character and the narrator had no trouble whether the voice be male or female. All believable.

The story was believable and I am so glad I picked this. For me, most of the books I've chosen lately have not been wonderful but, for me, "Atticus: A Woman’s Journey with the World’s Worst Behaved Dog" will be my most favorite.

I heartily recommend this especially if you are an animal-lover and enjoy a wonderful story told by a voice genius!

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  • 06-14-19

Very gòod Book!!

l have enjoyed listening to this book. Could not stop. lots of humour, excellent narration and I love all books from Sawyer Bennet. Will probably listen to the book again soon.

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  • mistbar
  • 01-31-19

Simply Beautiful

What an amazing story...From the beginning I was mesmorised. Every word initially immersed me in a world of sadness and ugliness but as Hazel and Atticus' journey progressed I was led to a place of happiness and true love between a woman and her dog...they saved one another, a truly perfect ending...Thank you Sawyer Bennett for making me laugh, and cry,, you basically put a huge smile on my face 😍

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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.

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