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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,054 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucy Dillon Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9781482974898
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An irresistible novel about women, men, and the dogs that own them. Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt’s house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I loved this book! Heartwarming, real, and entertaining.” 

    Katie Fforde, author of Love Letters and Wedding Season 

  • “Dillon weaves a beautiful and gripping tale of loss, friendship, and starting over that will tug at readers’ heartstrings and keep them hooked till the very end.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Only the hardest of hearts could refuse to cheer for this warm, entertaining, uplifting story of dogs and people rescuing each other.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/11/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book,another good story by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/6/2014

    " LIght as a feather. The characters kept you reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen Vincent-Northam | 1/27/2014

    " I loved Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts. The story centres on three characters and their problems though Rachel is the main focus. Rachel, recovering from a complicated broken relationship, inherits a house and a dog rescue centre from an aunt, along with a few of her aunt's secrets; it isn't what she's used to or what she wants. Zoe battles life as a single mum with an unhelpful ex, two children and a demanding puppy, and Natalie and Johnny's lives run anything but smoothly while trying for a baby and fostering Bertie the Basset. The book is rather long at just over 400 pages but there are some laugh out loud moments along with the tear-jerking ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren Britton | 1/23/2014

    " The characters (even the dogs) were very one dimensional. Would not recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 1/20/2014

    " A really heartwarming happily ever after read. Would definitely read more by Dillon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chase | 1/5/2014

    " I have read this book twice now i really loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen Silverstein | 12/21/2013

    " A book for dog lovers, like me, who don't want to read another story where the dog dies in the end. This is a lovely, with human romance and dog rescue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhavna | 12/8/2013

    " Awesome !! heart touching book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn Mathershaw | 11/25/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. First one I've read by this I author, will be reading more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystol Worth | 10/9/2013

    " Very good heartwarming book. Great for dog lovers and romantics! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/14/2013

    " The descriptions of the dogs in this book were so vivid and really lovely. A really sweet story too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bambola | 8/7/2013

    " Was a bit worried that this would be a bit twee but I found myself really enjoying it. A nice interlude to the more demanding Michael Connellys! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 3/8/2013

    " What a great read. Loved the way the dogs and owners lives collided "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerstin Severien | 2/19/2013

    " Got this book from my sister-in-law. Its a pageturner and it makes you cry and laugh! Its about dogs, and I love dogs.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy El | 9/7/2012

    " I just love this author, a dog-lover after my own heart. Pleasant, cozy, comfy read as are her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami | 8/14/2012

    " I enjoyed this one; of course, there isn't much not to like about a book where a basset hound is prominently featured! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 6/4/2012

    " First few chapters I wasn't really hooked, but later in the book the plot got more interesting. "

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About the Author
Author Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon was born in Cumbria. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley, where she lives with her husband and a pair of Basset hounds, Bonham and Violet.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.