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Author: Christine Sullivan Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781400184804
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Set against the backdrop of the war in Afghanistan, Saving Cinnamon chronicles the love story of Navy Reservist Mark Feffer and a stray puppy he bonded with while stationed outside of Kandahar. When Mark is about to return stateside, he decides to adopt Cinnamon and sets up her transport back to the United States. But the unthinkable happens: Cinnamon is abandoned by the dog handler who was supposed to bring her home and disappears without a trace. Mark and his family start a desperate search for the puppy that lasts forty-four days and ends dramatically when Mark and Cinnamon are finally reunited. This is a touching memoir told by Mark's sister, who initiated the rescue efforts. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The heartwarming story of a soldier and his dog…Animal lovers may get their hearts broken several times over the course of the story.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The heartwarming story of a soldier and his dog.... Animal lovers may get their hearts broken several times over the course of the story. Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqueline115 | 11/22/2013

    " awwww, what can i say? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 11/18/2013

    " This is an interesting story about how many people came together to get this puppy to it's new home in America. I listened to the book on audio, so it may have just been the reader, but I did not feel this book was written well. The true story, not the writing, kept me listening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitchell | 9/16/2013

    " Great book would recommend it to anyone who likes touching storys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 9/8/2013

    " Not very well-written book. I'm glad they saved Cinnamon but getting through the book felt like work. Often it was needlessly repetitive and I had trouble keeping interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 10/3/2012

    " Was not well written. Felt like I was repeatably reading the same chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi | 8/4/2012

    " A good story about a soldier in Afghanistan who decides to adopt a puppy that has kept him company during his tour of duty. Cinnamon's journey to the US was very difficult. Somewhere out there is a man named Matthew Roberts that I despise and would spit on if I met him in person. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 12/30/2010

    " What a great hero...to our country and to this dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/9/2010

    " Great book - a little slow, but I guess that's reality! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carly | 8/18/2010

    " The overall story/plot was good, but the author's tone bugged the heck out of me. The middle of the book seemed like a mix between a pity-party she had for herself and a rant about the guy who left the dog at the airport. I gave up with 30 or so pages left and put the book away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 4/4/2010

    " A Naval officer in Afghanistan goes through an incredible amount of aggravation bringing home a puppy he'd adopted. "

About the Author

Christine Sullivan worked in sales and technology for decades before finding her true passion in life: caring for animals in need. She initiated the search for the dog whose rescue is chronicled in her Saving Cinnamon and was instrumental in bringing Cinnamon home to the United States. She is cofounder of New Hope for Animals and continues to work with Operation Baghdad Pups. Sullivan lives in Vermont with her family and dogs.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit and a winner of multiple Earphones Awards. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She has performed and directed for thirty years in theaters throughout the country. In addition to her extensive theater and voice-over work, she teaches college in her home state of Michigan.