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I haven’t read anything about the survivors of 9/11 – this is the first and, as a result, I have a couple more audible books to listen to -- on the subject…..(I just listened to Angel in the Rubble, which was also worthwhile).
Thunder Dog was a great story -- I recommend it highly. It’s two-fold in that the reader also has the opportunity to be educated about people who are blind – this was a major portion of the book, interspersed, and well worth it for that reason.
I don’t know any blind people personally except for one recent member who joined my gym last year. He comes in with his guide dog while he exercises. I see him walking to and from the gym location and, I used to think how difficult that must be to be walking out on the busy streets alone with the dog. When you read this book, you will come away with a very clear understanding about the misconceptionis most of us have about the unsighted. Very revealing and I loved it. The story about his escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11 with his guide dog is great reading.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
This is my first "audible" book review. Thunder Dog is so good that I felt compelled to write about it and tell others. I initially ordered it because of the "handsome" labrador on the cover. Having two labs of my own I am drawn to books about dogs. But this book is so much more. It is a book about faith, about teamwork, about life in general. It is educational. If an audible book can be a page turner, it is that too. There were times I sat in my car longer then I had too because I didn't want to stop listening. The extras at the end of the book, a speech by the President of the Federation of the Blind, a speech by the author and an interview of the author were bonuses. Don't hesitate to purchase this book!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
Fantastic story from beginning until end. Well deserving of five strata. Highly recommended to everyone. Truly inspirational read that will rethink your outlook on blind people.
amazing story not only of the experience of 9-11 but also the bond between an owner and guide dog, and a true insight into the life of a blind person!
didn't like the narrator however!