Following Atticus

Following Atticus

Audiobook CD - 2011
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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.

Publisher: [New York] : Harper Audio, [2011]
Copyright Date: ℗2011
ISBN: 9780062097842
Branch Call Number: CD 796.522 RYA
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (9 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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GINGER666
May 25, 2017

Loved it.

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hslowe
Aug 25, 2015

After a slow start, this true story gripped me. I felt a strong attachment to the newspaperman and his caring/sharing with his dog. A wholesome tear-jerker, a story of love conquering all, family redemption, and sharing the good in this world. So good, we listened to this CD TWICE in one trip. Never done that before.

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JudithE
Mar 24, 2012

Charming. The author reads the book, and his flat New England delivery takes a little getting used to. The book is slow to get into, with much description of the beauty of the mountains before we hear very much about the dogs, which were my main interest. But I hung in, and ended up really liking both Tom and Atticus.

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