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Everybody Died, So I Got a Dog

Narrated by: Emily Dean
Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)
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The funny, heartbreaking, wonderfully told story of love, family and overwhelming loss which led Emily Dean to find hope and healing in the dog she always wanted.  

Growing up with the Deans was a fabulous training ground for many things: ignoring unpaid bills, being the most entertaining guest at dinner, deconstructing poetry. It was never home for the dog Emily craved.   

Emily shared the lively chaos with her beloved older sister, Rachael, her rock. Over the years the sisters' bond grew ever closer. As Rachael went on to have the cosy family and treasured dog, Giggle, Emily threw herself into unsettled adventure - dog ownership remaining a distant dream.    

Then, tragically, Rachael is diagnosed with cancer. In just three devastating years Emily loses not only her sister but both her parents as well.   

This is the funny, heartbreaking, wonderfully told story of how Emily discovers that it is possible to overcome the worst that life can throw at you, that it's never too late to make peace with your past and that the right time is only ever now, as she finally starts again with her very own dog - the adorable shih-tzu named Raymond. 

©2019 Emily Dean (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Heart breaking and heart warming.

I laughed out loud, I shed tears. Beautifully written! A book I'll definitely return to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-04-2019

Beautiful, funny and moving

Heartbreakingly funny and touching to the core. For anyone who’s ever had or lost family.

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  • MissT
  • 08-03-2019

Great listen

I loved this heart felt book from Emily.
I've been listening to her co-host with Frank for years, she is 'sunny' and funny, which the book reflects but also reveals her vulnerable side

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-03-2019

Emily <3

After being a fan of the Frank Skinner show on Absolute radio for years, I was interested to know more about Emily than she lets on in the show. This book was a great listen, hilarious and heartbreaking. Well done Em! xoxo

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  • Miss LPE Howard
  • 17-04-2019

I loved this story

I absolutely loved this book. Emily Dean, thank you so much for sharing your life story so honestly and with such wisdom and loyalty to your family. a beautifully told story of a strong and brave woman and the love she showed her family, especially her beloved sister Rachel. loved every bit.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-04-2019

Just blew me away..!

I’ve used audible for a long while and this is the most wonderfully written and read book I’ve ever had the pleasure to listen to. It has everything, laughter, tears, the most interesting sad funny moving story.. well done Emily, must have been difficult to share but thank you for doing so. Its truly beautiful. I’m sure you family are so proud of you..

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  • Paul
  • 16-04-2019

Gripping and moving from start to finish.

loved it.
very honest and moving but still light and entertaining enough to be enjoyable.

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  • James
  • 15-04-2019

Incredibly moving, beautifully read.

A true story of tough love, tough life & tough luck; beautifully told by the lady herself.
Even with the ‘spoiler’ title, and having a previous vague knowledge of events, as a fan of Emily, the book had me laughing hysterically, sobbing uncontrollably and lost in my own thoughts, as I rode the rollercoaster of emotions.
Excellent!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2019

Wonderful witty & honest account of lifes good/bad

Excellently written and read story by Emily Dean, very enjoyable in a raw, real and funny kind of way. A very gifted writer 5*****

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  • Cee-be
  • 10-04-2019

Amazing book Emily!

Oh wow. What a journey to go on with Emily. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Cried (tried not to sob!) in the sad bits. So well written and thought provoking. I have also lost many of my family so related to so much of this. I highly recommend this book - it is one that you can’t put down.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-04-2019

Be prepared. You need time and tissues.

Heart achingly painful story of loss with exquisite detail and humour. You. Will. Cry.
I could not stop listening, the bags under my eyes pay testament to that.
If you have a sister, with whom you are close then the raw pain of Emily's story will cut deep and expose you to the biggest fear you have. Losing her. Unthinkable, until it happens.
You will not be left floundering in heartbreak though, her journey is strong, understanding and inspiring.

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  • Pep2013
  • 08-04-2019

Just lovely

Heartbreaking, honest, wonderfully written and very funny. I never really knew what to make of Emily Dean but I’m now a bit in awe of her. She writes so well, telling her story with an honesty (particularly regarding herself) that is brutal at times but which both breaks your heart and fills you with hope. Joyous.