Wallace by Jim Gorant audiobook

Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls—One Flying Disc at a Time

By Jim Gorant
Read by Sean Runnette

Blackstone Publishing 9781592407316
9.15 Hours Unabridged
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Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull–breeding operation. Then Andrew “Roo” Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Roo and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him—even though they already had two dogs. Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive dog Frisbee. It seemed like a terrible idea; large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful, pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren’t. But that was fine with Roo—because part of his mission was to change people’s minds about pit bulls. Overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair persevered to become world champions. Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere—and help rescue this popular breed’s unfairly tarnished reputation.

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Summary

Summary

Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull–breeding operation. Then Andrew “Roo” Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeymoon, Roo learned that Wallace was about to be put down. Roo and his wife franticly fought to keep Wallace alive until they could return home to adopt him—even though they already had two dogs.

Once Wallace made it home, Roo knew the dog needed a mission, and serendipity led them to the world of competitive dog Frisbee. It seemed like a terrible idea; large and heavy with thick muscles that can make them look less than graceful, pit bulls are everything that most Frisbee dogs aren’t. But that was fine with Roo—because part of his mission was to change people’s minds about pit bulls. Overcoming everything from injuries to prejudice against the breed, the unlikely pair persevered to become world champions.

Movingly told by bestselling author Jim Gorant, Wallace will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere—and help rescue this popular breed’s unfairly tarnished reputation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Compelling and surprisingly elegant…Gorant’s clear prose steers the reader through the little-known world of ‘disc dogs’…Gorant never lets the narrative slip into the saccharine, and Wallace’s story will charm even readers who never knew they were interested in pit bulls or disc dogs.” Publishers Weekly
“Having detailed the fate of Michael Vick's dogs in the heartrending and immaculately researched New York Times bestselling The Lost Dogs, Sports Illustrated senior editor Gorant describes the life story of another pit bull—Wallace, a rescue dog who went on to win or place impressively in dozens of local, national, and international doggie disc-catching competitions. The aim, though, was to clear up misunderstandings about the breed while letting Wallace have some fun.” Library Journal
“Dog lovers will certainly enjoy the story of Wallace’s journey.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sean Runnette’s smooth and expressive narration makes this compelling story even more compelling. Anyone who loves a story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds—or loves dogs—will find this to be an engrossing and inspiring story…Runnette doesn’t voice individual characters, but he does bring the emotion in the story to life at all points. He expresses the struggles and joys of rescuing and training Wallace—and the exhilaration of competing.” Soundcommentary.com

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Author Bio: Jim Gorant

Author Bio: Jim Gorant

Jim Gorant has worked as a magazine editor and writer for twenty years and is currently a senior editor at Sports Illustrated. His work has appeared in such magazines as Men’s Health, GQ, and Outside. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs. He lives in New Jersey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 9.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English