Top positive review
A wonderful story of perseverance and survival
Reviewed in Australia on 13 June 2018
I have given this book five stars, not because it is a brilliant literary achievement, but because it is an amazing love story. Every review I have read focuses on the racing, the difficulties Dion had getting Gobi out of China. This book is about courage and surviving against all odds for someone you love, in this case Gobi. Dion has so many self-doubts left off from his terrible childhood he has to constantly face down his demons. Whether it is while he is pushing himself in ultra marathons or trying to achieve the impossible task of taking a little dog out of China, he is constantly battling against himself. The background story of this young man gets lost in the adrenaline rush of rescuing Gobi, but it is just as amazing as the dog's story. This guy had a terrible childhood; it is just wonderful that he found such a caring, supportive wife. As for all the people who help him achieve his goals, they are amazing too. It is obvious this young man is very special indeed if he can win the hearts of so many others. An inspiring read even if the style is not on the same level. Well done Dion.