Oliver: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together

Oliver: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together

He Was Searching for a Lost Dog. He Found More Than He?d Ever Hoped For. On Valentine?s Day 2019, someone stole Steven Carino?s dog, Oliver, from his car. Having lost his mother at thirteen and grown up with an alcoholic father, he could always count on his dogs for comfort and company. But now, with his beloved Oliver missing, Steven felt utterly alone. Then, the miracle. I He Was Searching for a Lost Dog. He Found More Than He?d Ever Hoped For. On Valentine?s Day 2019, so...

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Title:Oliver: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together
Author:Steven J. Carino
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1400223237
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Oliver: The True Story of a Stolen Dog and the Humans He Brought Together Reviews

  • Sherene
    Feb 04, 2021
    I was given this book in an audio version by NetGalley for an honest review Let me preface I knew the story or at least the public story of Oliver. I live not far from the stop mall where Oliver was taken from. I remember the whole event it hit me hard having lost my yorkie the week ...
  • Karen
    Jan 28, 2021
    How could I pass up a book about a lost and then found dog? Steven did what many of us have done, left his beloved dog in the car briefly while he ran into a store. On returning to his car, his dog was missing! This is every dog parent's nightmare. This is the incredible story of ...
  • Barbara
    Feb 06, 2021
    This is a heartwarming true story about a man and his dog. Steven Carino and Oliver Steven Carino, who drove people around for a living, was heartbroken when his Shi Tzu-Yorkie mix, named Oliver, was stolen from his van on Valentine's Day 2019. Steven had no spouse or...
  • Kelly Long
    Dec 26, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. As a dog-aholic, this book was love at first sight. The author's life is truly shaken when his beloved dog is stolen. While he searches for his sweet boy, he learns some life lesson...
  • Anne
    Jan 29, 2021
    Thank you Netgalley for an ARC of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad I decided to pick up this book on a whim. I love dogs, and grew up with a maltese-poodle mix, so I was immediately attracted by this adorable dog on the cover and wanted to read it. I was...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Feb 10, 2021
    This is a story that really pulls at your heart strings. A man whose life has been affected by so much loss, and the love of a little dog, and the touching of so many lives. Would I be able to forgive, I hope so, someone who hurt me so terribly by stealing my dog? Can or could I live ...
  • Sue
    Dec 23, 2020
    This is such a heartwarming story. about a man searching. for his best friend. When his dog was stolen from his car, he will do whatever it takes to find him again. The story takes you through the heartbreaking days after the dog disappears and the grief Steven experiences as his hopes...
  • Sheena
    Jan 25, 2021
    HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!! Oliver is a heartbreaking story that slowly puts your heart back together as you read on. Steven?s dog Oliver is stolen from his car when he was out picking up food. He thinks his best friend is gone forever but his sisters and friends help him begin the se...
  • Jeff
    Feb 05, 2021
    Oliver is the story of a stolen dog and his owner's journey to get him back. It's actually much more than that-- this is part memoir, search for religious faith, and the importance of community. Steven J. Carino tells us more of his story- his past, his faith journey, his lo...
  • Cynthia
    Feb 03, 2021
    Oliver is the true story of a little dog who was stolen from his owner?s car and the community of people who helped bring the little guy back home. It was abundantly clear that Oliver means the world to Steven Carino. As an animal lover and a pet owner, I do understand that love ...
  • Carol  V
    Feb 12, 2021
    I was expecting to read a book about how a stolen dog made his way home again, but this book was so much more! The audio version is told by the dog owner, himself, Steven Carino. When his dog is stolen from his car on Valentine's Day 2019, Steven feels that his life has hit rock b...
  • Andrea A
    Feb 11, 2021
    What a heartwarming story that restored my faith in humanity! The author stops at a store with his beloved dog, leaves him in his car, and returns to find him gone! With no spouse or children, Oliver is his world....his only family. With his sisters help, they begin the search for Oliv...
  • Emilee (emileereadsbooks)
    Jan 01, 2021
    Thank you to Netgalley and Nelson Books for a free digital copy for my review. If you are a dog lover, this book will tug at your heart strings. Oliver is stolen from his owner Steven on Valentines Day and Steven is heartbroken. But with the help of family and friends, Steven comes ...
  • SundayAtDusk
    Jan 30, 2021
    When I was a child, a teenager, a young adult, I read every dog book I could get my hands on. That was before the big dog book boom, which was good because I would have gone bankrupt buying dog books. By the time such books were being published left and right, I pretty much only read a...
  • Kristine Mckenna
    Feb 11, 2021
    Such a life affirming book that I enjoyed so much. Thank you, Steven for being so honest about your life. This book was so sad at first, Steven?s beloved dog, Oliver is Stolen and he is so heartbroken, but between his wonderful sisters and friends, a search is started for Oliver. ...
  • Hannah-rose Russell
    Jan 16, 2021
    How far would you go to find your stolen pet? On Valentine's Day 2019, Steven Carino left his dog, Oliver, in the car while he bought cigars after a long day at work; however, when he returned, Oliver was gone with no sign of his whereabouts. Feeling as though hi...
  • Robin
    Jan 24, 2021
    Steven is a middle aged man. Very much a product of his upbringing, he's seen highs and lows, been married and divorced. Now he lives alone in a small cottage he rents from the owners of the farm on which it sits. Oliver is his best friend. One evening, after a particularly long d...
  • Ellen
    Feb 12, 2021
    This book was a DNF for me. It was the audio book and I just could not listen to it. I couldn't get into the story at all. This book was a DNF for me. It was the audio book and I just could not listen to it. I couldn't get into the story at all. ...more ...
  • Shauna Roth
    Feb 01, 2021
    I thought this would be the epic story of dog goes missing and then journeys to find his human. It is not. Do I understand how it feels when a pet goes missing...oh yes I do. But this is more a story of reflection of how his human got to where he is. It turned out to be more religious ...
  • Lisa Konet
    Dec 27, 2020
    I absolutely loved the story about Oliver, the stolen dog, and how a community worked together to reunite this sweet dog with his owner. The animal community is wonderful, compassionate and empathetic bunch of people who understand and appreciate what animals mean to people's heal...
  • Colleen
    Feb 01, 2021
    *potential 2021 GoodReads best of memoir candidate* The audiobook was narrated by the protagonist and co-author Steven J Carino. I loved listening to Steven J. Carino! The man tells his story from the heart and wow ... this man loves his little dog. God bless him always! This is just...
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    Feb 02, 2021
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  • J
    Dec 28, 2020
    I received an ARC from the authors and Nelson Books through NetGalley for an honest review. This was a powerful story. Steven's dog Oliver was stolen from his vehicle one night. He and his sister put out flyers and offering a reward for the return of Oliver. As he is looking for...
  • Taylor Demski Cantwell
    Feb 03, 2021
    I absolutely love stories like this. Books like this remind you at your core what it is to love and what it is to be human. I can deeply relate to Steven's love for his dog Oliver as I have that same love for my little dog Cash. If you have ever had the friendship of a dog in your...
  • Nursebookie
    Feb 08, 2021
    Oliver By Steven Carino and Alex Tresniowski I loved this incredibly heartwarming and powerful memoir about our love for our animals and how much joy they bring to our lives. I know that in my household, our pets are families and for many they are more than families when they brin...
  • Deepak
    Jan 21, 2021
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  • Alisha  Lopez
    Feb 17, 2021
    ?Book Review? ?? Synopsis is in the next picture. I want to thank @netgalley for this alc copy of Oliver. . This book is a very emotional book, is based on a True events. Steven goes thru the events of his life to the moment, someone stole his pup Oliver. It was very hear...
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    Jan 28, 2021
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  • Emily
    Feb 12, 2021
    This book is a great inspirational read. The authors do a great job of intertwining the story of the lost doggie with the big picture story of the doggie's owner Steven's life. Steven is incredibly open about the struggles that he has faced in the past and how the current sit...
  • Kate (KitKat07210)
    Feb 01, 2021
    With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an audio arc of this book, all opinions expressed here are my own. Oliver by Steven J Carino tells the true story of a stolen dog, the kindness of strangers and the ways tragedy can test our faith in God. While the story was lovely a...