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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (406 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samantha Glen Narrator: Juliette Parker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN: 9781415911068
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The inspiring true story of Best Friends, the Angel Canyon, Utah, sanctuary, and a few dedicated people who made it happen.

In the summer of 1982 a group of young men and women, determined to make a difference, pooled their resources and brought three thousand acres of high desert in the wilds of southern Utah. Through endless effort, tenacity, and dedication, they turned that land into what is now one of the most beloved animal sanctuaries in the world—Best Friends. This is the inspiring true story of how these devoted animal lovers made it all happen.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 2/8/2014

    " I watched the entire 4 seasons of Dogtown which is part of Best Friends. LOVED the series. This book was interesting in that it explained how Best Friends came to be, but I felt it could have been written a bit better. Still made me cry in some places, but also made me feel amazed at the kindness of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/22/2014

    " THis is a phenomenal story about how one's passion can become a life's journey. It outlines how a few friends sharing a common love of animals joined forces and built Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. It is a wonderful true life story with all sorts of great lessons. Loved it!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 1/17/2014

    " Not very well written, but if you love animals and saving homeless animals, you will love reading about the experiences of the people who created this sanctuary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn Patterson | 1/8/2014

    " Very touching story! I am a sucker for all things animal, especially dogs, so I had to read this. Not a literary work of art, but a great story about people who love animals and the lengths they would go for them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madteapartier | 1/6/2014

    " Interesting & touching in places. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 12/27/2013

    " Great Book. Great Story about saving the lives of animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgiacyn | 12/27/2013

    " This is a must read for anyone who truly loves animals!!! Best Friends is a truly amazing organization. It is wonderful to read about their history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy P. | 12/6/2013

    " Highly recommended for animal/pet lovers. Made me cry and laugh lots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Smolek | 12/4/2013

    " Lovely book about an amazing sanctuary. I highly recommend the book and a visit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison Martinez | 11/30/2013

    " The story of how Best Friends began is exciting and well written, but the book flags after that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey Matheson | 11/25/2013

    " This true story reads like a novel. You will grow to love the characters, both animal and human and you can't help but be touched by the amazing animal stories and the efforts of such caring people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 11/12/2013

    " Loved this book for all the obvious reasons "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 8/20/2013

    " Fantastic and inspirational, great for every animal-lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keli Wright | 8/19/2013

    " this book was really inspiring. I am glad there are people like this in the world. I don't know that I believe in psychic cats...but it is still a fun book to read and I think that kids would enjoy it too.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 12/23/2012

    " Made me laugh and cry. Its a great book for animal lovers and/or rescuers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ross | 10/12/2012

    " Best Friends, the organization, is amazing and inspiring. Best Friends, the book, to be poorly written and uninspiring. This true story could be told so much better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Misty | 4/4/2012

    " Love this book! A great story about some extraordinary people who are protectors of "unwanted" furry friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 3/18/2012

    " Good gift for any animal lover. Made me teary at the end. A few slow spots but an otherwise good-flowing read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 2/15/2012

    " This book tells the story of how a grassroots organization over several decades made itself into top-notch animal sancutary. Every now and then, they throw in animal stories. The narrator I think was right for the book, but she had a very sappy tone in her voice that I didn't like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/27/2011

    " come on - what's not to love about the story of a bunch of people commited to helping unwanted animals ... had me sobbing from cover to cover "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Gilstrap | 7/13/2011

    " Definitely for animal lovers and for those who are interested in Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Worth a read just to know that selfless people are out there willing to make a difference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 6/20/2011

    " What an honest look at the work, dedication, and love that goes into saving animals. It also gives encouragement that we all can make a difference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keli | 5/2/2011

    " this book was really inspiring. I am glad there are people like this in the world. I don't know that I believe in psychic cats...but it is still a fun book to read and I think that kids would enjoy it too.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katy | 2/2/2011

    " Loved this book for all the obvious reasons "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 8/16/2010

    " This is a great book, the style is not the best, but the story is amazing.
    Suggested to any animal lover... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo Anne | 9/23/2009

    " Amazing story about an amazing place. Perfect example of Margaret Mead's quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 8/9/2009

    " A star off for language and another for new age ideas. Possibly a boring read for anyone not engaged in animal rescue (or avid fan of DogTown on TV) but a dose of encouragement for me! I cried. Three times.

    Interesting writing style - almost like a novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 6/11/2009

    " Great book for animal lovers... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/2/2009

    " come on - what's not to love about the story of a bunch of people commited to helping unwanted animals ... had me sobbing from cover to cover "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 7/29/2008

    " Great Book. Great Story about saving the lives of animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 4/30/2008

    " A truly inspiring story of people who followed their passion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 4/22/2008

    " This book tells the story of how a grassroots organization over several decades made itself into top-notch animal sancutary. Every now and then, they throw in animal stories. The narrator I think was right for the book, but she had a very sappy tone in her voice that I didn't like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/10/2008

    " If you are at all interested in learning about this incredible animal sanctuary, you'll love this book. It was so interesting to read how a group of friends started an organization that eventually turned into one of the best animal sanctuaries in the world. It made me want to visit even more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/9/2008

    " Excellent book. Best Friends does some very special work and Michael Mountain manages to keep things possitive in the face of such abuse and human cruelty. It is my dream to vacation and voluteer there one day. "

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