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Author: Will Barrow, Isabel George Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2015 ISBN: 9781504639002
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The #1 international bestseller—a heroic and heartwarming story of an RAF bomb-sniffing dog from his best friend and handler, perfect for fans of Dogs of War and Trident K9 Warriors

“With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn’t leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you’re very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would lay down your life for—and for me that dog is Buster.”

Buster, an English springer spaniel who has served his comrades and his country with unstinting devotion, has saved thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, told by Will himself, describing how each came to save the other’s life. It is a relationship that produced some heroic feats—including sniffing out explosive vests that led to the arrests of two suicide bombers—in the dust and desert heat of Afghanistan and beyond.

Buster, uniquely, has served five tours of duty in three theaters of war (Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)—more than any other military dog. He also won the prestigious Crufts Friends for Life Award in 2012 and has gone on to become the official lifetime mascot of the RAF Police, the only dog in history to have been honored in that manner. A best friend in dog’s clothing, an RAF dog with his mossy feet firmly on the ground, Buster is truly a dog in a million.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tender memoir of the extraordinary way a dog can make even the most horrific of conditions bearable.”

    Susan Wilson, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A moving, inspirational tale of a very special military dog and his devoted RAF handler who help each other—and so many others—through the brutality of war. You’ll want to pack along a fistful of tissues for their journey.”

    Maria Goodavage New York Times bestselling author

  • “A warmly written account of the impact of one hardworking dog on a man who has worked diligently to maintain a professional remove with his companion, knowing full well the dog’s got his heart from the start.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A moving love letter and proud salute from a brave serviceman to his courageous dog—his buddy, his savior, and his best friend.”

    Wendy Holden, bestselling author of Haatchi & Little B

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About the Author

Michael “Will” Barrow joined the RAF at the age of eighteen. He then specialized as a drugs detection dog handler and an arms and explosives search dog handler. He has served in the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

About the Narrator

James Langton, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and later as a musician at the Guildhall School in London. He has worked in radio, film, and television, also appearing in theater in England and on Broadway. He is also a professional musician who led the internationally renowned Pasadena Roof Orchestra from 1996 to 2002.