Extended Audio Sample

Download When Friendship Followed Me Home Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample When Friendship Followed Me Home Audiobook, by Paul Griffin Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Griffin Narrator: Paul Griffin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780735207592
Regular Price: $19.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming, this audiobook is a must-listen for dog lovers and fans of emotionally resonant middle grade novels like One for the Murphys and Okay for Now.

A boy’s chance encounter with a scruffy dog leads to an unforgettable friendship in this deeply moving story about life, loss, and the meaning of family.

Ben Coffin has never felt like he fits in. A former foster kid, he keeps his head down at school to avoid bullies and spends his afternoons reading sci-fi books at the library. But that all changes when he finds a scruffy abandoned dog named Flip and befriends the librarian’s daughter, Halley. For the first time, Ben starts to feel like he belongs in his own life. Then, everything changes, and suddenly, Ben is more alone than ever. But with a little help from Halley’s magician father, Ben discovers his place in the world and learns to see his own magic through others’ eyes.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This bittersweet, well-paced book…left me with faith that people can feel discarded, as though everything they love will be taken from them, and still end up whole, if they are touched by love or friendship.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “As funny and heartwarming as it is gut-punching…thoroughly engaging.”

    Shelf Awareness (starred review)

  • “Griffin handles hard topics with penetrating insight and honesty, while balancing painful moments with levity.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Entrancing, magical, tragic, and uplifting.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The relentless pull of Ben’s slow character growth through his drama and the big loving doggy presence will pull misty-eyed readers to the very end.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Written for middle-grade readers, yet it will find readership among all ages.”


  • “As the author of this book, Paul Griffin knows his characters inside and out. His narration sparkles with all the nuances that his intimate knowledge brings…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Summer 2016 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • A People Pick of the Week
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick for Best Books of Summer
  • A Working Mother Magazine Pick for #1 Best Book
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Paul Griffin

Paul Griffin is the award-winning author of Ten Mile River, The Orange Houses, Burning Blue, and When Friendship Followed Me Home. He lives, trains dogs, and writes in New York City.