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Following Atticus Audiobook

Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship

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Publisher's Summary

A middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaper editor Tom Ryan and a little dog, Atticus M. Finch, are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter. Tom and Atticus set out on an adventure of a lifetime that takes them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. Little did they know that their most difficult test would lie ahead, after they returned home....

Following Atticus is ultimately a story of transformation: how a five-pound puppy pierced the heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman, opening his eyes to the world's beauty and its possibilities. An unforgettable saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, it's an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self.

©2011 Tom Ryan (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Marilyn Young St. Augustine, FL United States 05-05-17
    Marilyn Young St. Augustine, FL United States 05-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A beautiful story of family, love and living"

    Tom Ryan's story of life with Atticus is such a beautiful tale. It kept me engaged from start to finish. Atticus was an amazing soul. What a great friend for Tom to follow.

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    Andy 04-29-17
    Andy 04-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent book"

    loved it, great telling by the reader of it and @ times kinda remided me of one of my dogs

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    Jack Peckham 04-20-17
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    "Fantastic read"

    loved it. very enjoyable very well written and read. My wife and I both loved it and have recommended it to all our friends

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    J. Salisbury North Carolina 04-14-17
    J. Salisbury North Carolina 04-14-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Love this book!"

    love this book about Atticus - what a wonderful dog. Tom's Facebook page and his blog are inspirational - he has a way with words!

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    Amazon Customer 04-06-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A wonderful book"

    I had my reservations because I can not stand to read about animals if they are hurt, but this story about a man and his amazing dog is so captivating and wonderful I couldn't stop listening

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    Karin E. Grann 02-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent"

    If you love the dog-human connection, you will adore this audio book. Strongly recommend. A+

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    Phyllis Gable Alden Naples, FL, USA 12-26-16
    Phyllis Gable Alden Naples, FL, USA 12-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A remarkable story"

    This is a remarkable story. I'm a fan of Tom's "Following Atticus" blog, and loved getting the backstory to his adventures with Samwise: first with Max, then Atticus. I wish a professional had read Tom's words. Sometimes I felt Tom was too much into remembering the events to do the telling justice. Even so, I recommend the book for the great story, the honesty of Tom's storytelling, and the beauty of his written word.

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    Judy Stonerock 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best story Mr Ryan"

    Also have a mini for 11 years, they are the best dog ever and family.

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    B. Boyd 06-18-16
    B. Boyd 06-18-16
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    "Best and most inspirational book I've heard!"
    What made the experience of listening to Following Atticus the most enjoyable?

    It was read by the author, Tom Ryan, and is HIS story of his life with his little friend, Atticus. Very heartwarming, and I'm not sure how he was able to keep his emotions intact during the reading. Loved it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Following Atticus?

    Too many to name just one.


    What about Tom Ryan’s performance did you like?

    His intimate involvement with the subject.


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

    Both!


    Any additional comments?

    Tom is a wonderful writer and author. Kudos on a very special and moving book and tribute to his friend, Atticus.

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    Cynthia D Massey 03-20-15
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    "Following Atticus loved, loved, lover"

    I never wanted the book to end! The way dogs nod mankind should live
    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Anne one two three four

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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