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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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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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Awesome book

I absolutely loved this story!!! The thought that the idea of this wonderful dog made this woman so very fulfilled was just spiritual.

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Fantastic

WOW did I ever love this book! I'd love to give it more than 5 stars. The parts written and narrated from the point of view of Atticus were definitely my favorite parts. This is an amazing story of a woman's journey from a pretty bad place in her life to a very fulfilling life and her own HEA. Everything starts to turn around after she stumbles upon a little bundle of fur that would ultimately change her life. The story is packed with emotion. I laughed (a lot!), I cried (dang it Ms. Bennett), I cheered. Every character in this story is special but Atticus definitely stole the show. The narration is excellent and fitting of the characters.

This one needs to be on everyone's must buy list. I highly recommend it.

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A beautiful story

A change of pace from Sawyer's normal books. Don't expect to find a hot and heavy romance here. Atticus is amazing and reminds me of my dog. I really loved Hazel's journey to finding her way with Atti by her side. This is an absolutely touching story. The audio is done beautifully.

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Wow!

I loved reading this in print and just had to listen to the story. The story tells about a woman's journey to self discover with the assistance of a puppy that she found. The love and friendships that helped her on road to self worth. The narrator did a wonderful job of portraying the different characters.

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original, funny, full of meaning!

beautiful story about the true meaning of love, life, and second chances. absolutely loved Atticus. very well written & performed!

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A Wonder Dog Indeed.

I really enjoyed reading this book the first time round so I took the opportunity to do a re read with audio. It just makes it so much better.

This is not only a book about a fun and adorable dog, but also about a woman that finds her self worth after some adversity.

There is also a little romance at the end to keep me happy.

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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.