Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Tom Ryan

Narrated By: Tom Ryan

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: September 2011

Duration: 9 hours 6 minutes


A middle-aged, overweight, and acrophobic newspaper editor Tom Ryan and a little dog, Atticus M. Finch, are an unlikely pair of mountaineers, but after a close friend dies of cancer, the two pay tribute to her by attempting to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter. Tom and Atticus set out on an adventure of a lifetime that takes them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. Little did they know that their most difficult test would lie ahead, after they returned home. . . .

Following Atticus is ultimately a story of transformation: how a five-pound puppy pierced the heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman, opening his eyes to the world's beauty and its possibilities. An unforgettable saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, it's an inspiring tale of finding love and discovering your true self.


  • Cheryl F

    An awesome story....any dog lover would enjoy....

  • Megan Silver

    Definitely one of my favorite books of all times! What great adventures these two friends had!