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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Audiobookworm Presents: Destination Dachshund by Lisa Fleetwood; #AudiobookBlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow

Author: Lisa Fleetwood
Narrator: Stephanie Macfie
Length: 6 hours 59 minutes
Publisher: Bookends Publishing
Released: Oct. 26, 2018
Genre: Travel; Memoir
Rating:  4 Stars

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lisa Fleetwood The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

With teenage children and in-laws in tow, the Fleetwood family embarks on their three-month family vacation just days after the tragic loss of their beloved dachshund, Coco. When two miniature dachshunds in smart winter coats are spotted in Moscow, it’s game on! A riotous, often hilarious dachshund-spotting competition for the lovable long-bodied dog ensues across 15 countries.

Filled with love, laughter, and sadness at times, Destination Dachshund offers a unique twist on the travel memoir with remembrance for those who have been loved and lost, at the heart of one family’s extraordinary adventure through Turkey, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, France, the UK, and the US.

Through the wonder of travel, this remarkable travelogue explores the bond of extended family, the abiding love we have for our pets, and the grieving for loved ones, both human and hound.

Winner: Gold Medal for "Nonfiction - Travel" in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Award contest.

I almost didn't listen to this book.  Boy am I glad that I took a chance.  This was a great way to travel without having to leave my little neck of the woods.  It's also a great way to get children involved.  I can picture getting a world map and follow Ms. Fleetwood's adventure with her family.  It may even give you some ideas of things to do with your own children while on vacation.

Ms. Mcfie was a pleasure to listen to.  She helped me relax and really listen to the descriptions and history of the places our author has been.  I had no trouble thinking about my addition into this adventure and wished I was actually at the places described.  Some may become frustrated by how some words are pronounced differently but that just shows the dissimilarity in languages.  You don't get that too much when reading a book but you tend to pick up on it when you listen.  It wasn't something that bothered me because if they heard me talk they would probably feel the same.

At the beginning, the author lets us know that if we follow to a website, we can sign up for a companion read.  I think this would be good because you can check it out as Ms. Mcfie reads to you.  It was a great reminder that we don't have to always listen to fiction.  There's no problem in getting out of your comfort zone and finding a pleasant surprise.  I can see myself listening to this again or to check out other memoir or travel books.

Lisa Fleetwood is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and keen traveller.
A decades long love of reading, books, and writing led her to following her dream of becoming an author. Her first book, Destination Dachshund: Three Months, Three Generations & Sixty Dachshunds evolved from a travel blog Lisa wrote while seeing the world with her family. She also writes speculative fiction, romance, and children's stories.
Lisa joins in on the discussion of books, travel, and dogs on her literary blog Welcome to My Library.
She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, two teenage children and three cheeky dachshunds.
Narrator Bio

Destination Dachshund is narrated by Stephanie Macfie, a voice artist and radio broadcaster for Southern Cross Austereo in Tasmania, Australia.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for bringing to our attention another great book out there to read. I appreciate hearing about them since I have so many readers in my family.


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