THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.2 BESTSELLERLike A Streecat Named Bob before it, Finding Gobi is a truly heart-warming story for animal lovers worldwideIn 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.As Dion witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something change within himself. In the past he had always focused on winning and being the best, but his goal now was simply to make sure that his new friend was safe, nourished and hydrated. Although Dion did not finish first, he felt he had won something far greater and promised to bring Gobi back to the UK for good to become a new addition to his family. This was the start of a journey neither of them would ever forget with a roller coaster ride of drama, grief, heartbreak, joy and love that changed their lives forever.Finding Gobi is the ultimate story of hope, of resilience and of friendship, proving once again, that dogs really are mans best friend....
|Title||:||Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||239 pages|
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Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey Reviews
Of course this was five stars, especially with a cover like that! This little dog is simply amazing, and the sheer number of people, and strangers at that, who devoted their time to ensuring this little dog's safety was astounding. Go Gobi Go!! :)
What a cute little dog, just look at that face. I love the cover. This was a sweet story about a how a dog wiggled his way into the heart of a passing by runner and then into the hearts of many across the world. I loved that part of this story. It is a feel-good, do-the-right-thing kind of story. The runner, Dion, eventually becomes Gobi's owner, after many hoops to jump through.
The one thing that seemed off was that it felt 'overthought' at times. One example is when it comes to Gobi's story, ...more
Gotta Love Gobi!
The story begins when Dion Leonard takes a trip to China from Edinburgh to participate in a grueling 150 mile six-day seven-stage race in the excruciating heat of desert and dangerous mountain terrain....."the biggest race of his short running career." That unforgiving land is where Gobi appears out of the blue, looks Dion in the eyes and adopts him as her own....so cool.
The first half of the novel is pretty much dedicated to the race itself (quite interesting), its participants...more
This is primarily about the author that is an excellent runner, not about Gobi.
At my monthly book group, we vote in books and read the winner. This month was a tie and I had the deciding vote. I didn't fancy either but as this was shorter by half, I thought it would at least take less time. I then struggled to get into it - I don't read non-fiction.
Well, it's blown me away! This tiny, plucky pup has gone through hell to stay with her chosen person, who didn't even realise he was chosen for a while but then steps up in true hero fashion. Tears have been shed. Read in one si ...more
This true story was so heartwarming and a perfect antidote to the recent dark and bleak books I had read.
Dion Leonard, an Australian living in Edinburgh, had only been distance running for a few years when he went to China to compete in the Gobi ultra marathon - 155 miles over seven gruelling days (it makes me feel ill just thinking about it). In the desert the daytime temperatures got up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit or even higher so its a real test of endurance. On this race he encountered a litt ...more
Dion Leonard is een Australiër en hij woont in Edinburgh, Schotland. Dion heeft niet alleen deelgenomen aan, maar ook gefinisht in een paar van de zwaarste ultramarathons ter wereld, waaronder de veeleisende Marokkaanse Sahara, de 250 kilometer door de Zuid-Afrikaanse Kalahariwoestijn (eveneens 2 x). Dions laatste race door de Gobiwoestijn in China pakte heel bijzonder uit: hij raakte verslingerd aan een zwerfhondje (dat later Gobi is gedoopt) dat hem de hele week volgde en dat hun beider levens ...more
"They say it takes a village to raise a child. I think it takes a lost half a planet to rescue a dog." p.212
There are several stories in this tale of an ultra-marathon runner who gets chosen by a little desert stray dog during a brutal run through the Gobi desert. The story that lies just underneath the amazing feat of a small dog running 77 plus miles across the desert to stay with the gruff and focused ultra-runner, is the back story gently and quietly weaved in underneath. The story of the ru ...more