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War Dog

Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: History, World
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After getting shot down in the skies over France in the winter of 1939, airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across a tiny German Shepherd puppy. He hid the dog, whom he named Ant, inside his jacket, and from that moment on an unbreakable bond was formed.

They flew together with Bomber Command, and when Ant was eventually grounded by the RAF top brass he waited patiently on the runway for his master to return from each and every sortie.

By the end of the war Ant had become a very British hero. Thrilling and moving in equal measure, War Dog is a story of loyalty in the face of extraordinary adversity, and of the unshakeable bond between a man and his best friend.

©2013 Damien Lewis (P)2014 Soundings

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  • Merle
  • Midrand, South Africa
  • 01-09-19

Dog lovers' tale

A true story done justice. Dog lover beware, you will cry, have your heart squeezed with anxiety, and shout for joy, and in the end wish with all your heart you had met and known Ant.

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  • Lars
  • Craighall, South Africa
  • 10-10-18

Loyal dog

A lovely story of a dog and its master. An amazing relationship that grew through the rigors of war.

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Delightful

This story had me longing to be stuck in traffic to work :) Really a great read to be enjoyed by all!!!


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  • Greg
  • 12-16-16

Great story

If you love dogs then this book is one of the best. if you dont like dogs, well, I never want to meet you...

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  • Sarah
  • 03-17-16

moving

It's was a very moving story of loyalty and companionship to the very thank you

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  • Debbie Wilson
  • 06-24-15

Outstanding

This touched my heart by the loyalty of Antis I have two German Shepherds myself and my love for them is enormous I loved this and it was read with such feeling

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  • Mrs. P. M. Howard
  • 07-08-14

A beautiful story!

Where does War Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top

What other book might you compare War Dog to, and why?

It's All About Treo, because they're both about canine heroes

Which character – as performed by Gordon Griffin – was your favourite?

The character of Antis

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Share the experiences of a brave RAF pilot in WWII - and his brave and faithful dog!

Any additional comments?

This book brought me to tears of sorrow - and joy. These are the recollections of an RAF gunner, whose loyal and brave canine companion became a member of the crew in his aeroplane, flying on sorties over Germany, during World War II. The bond between them was unbreakable and their shared trust heartwarming. I recommend this book to anyone with connections to the RAF, a love of dogs and a desire to experience the adventures and setbacks of one man and his dog in a world where life was hazardous if not deadly.

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  • Amy Roff
  • 09-17-18

excellent could not stop listening

An amazing story could not stop listening a must for all dog lovers out there.

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  • Craig Kemp
  • 12-09-17

1 man and his dog.<br />

Enjoyed this story a lot. A great relationship between 1 man and his faithful companion.

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  • Patricia
  • 05-17-19

War Dog

This is a very moving story. Even if you do not have a dog yourself this is a must read. I listen to my Audible books while walking my dog and they’re great company.