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Which scene was your favorite?
Every time a new, unheard of method of healing came about. When Simon started to know what to ask in order to get help in healing long term. We just don't know what we don't know.
Also when the woman told him off in the bar. Now that was a big marker in refusing to sit down and be disabled. Bravo!
Any additional comments?
I love the narrator's reading style and voice. It's so peaceful and sure. Perfect for this book.
This book opened my eyes to other possibilities for myself. I have been muddling through my life after having Giullian Barre. Residuals are like that of one who has suffered a stroke. While I have adapted well, I foolishly believed my medical teams when they told me that after 2 months of PT, the way I was by then is how I'd be. After the fact, I realized that was when my insurance would stop paying for it. I never thought to dig deeper medically speaking in order to function normally, but instead have worked on myself as much as possible. I can now walk for two miles and hold a very good job as a laborer. Nobody knows that I am compensating for what I cannot do. They just think I have somewhat quirky(?) habits and mannerisms.
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Would you listen to Rise and Shine again? Why?
Oh, yes. The author's experience was remarkable. He endured massive injury during the same accident that claimed the life of his young wife. He suffered many years of rehab made even more difficult by the inadequate, disorganized information he was given about his options for care. Worse, he often was blocked by his health insurance plans when he tried to access the medical treatments that he needed. Most of us would give up and quit trying along the way if we had to deal with so much pain and frustration.
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does Kelsey Grammer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Wow. If I could give ten stars, Kelsey Grammer would deserve them for this narration. He has just the right pacing and tone for narrating this story. He was the best part of this Audible book. I love a narrator who reads at a brisk pace and doesn't dawdle, over-emote or overact. Mr. Grammer, thank you.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Many such moments. Listen and find them for yourselves. You'll be glad you did.
Any additional comments?
Simon Lewis is inspiring. I'm glad he shared his story.