Tuesday's Promise

  • by Luis Carlos Montalvan, Ellis Henican
  • Narrated by Kevin Free
  • 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the success of his New York Times best seller, Until Tuesday, Iraq War veteran Luis Carlos Montalván takes to the road with his beloved golden retriever service dog, Tuesday, advocating for America's wounded warriors and for each other.
Luis' first book sparked a national conversation about service dogs and PTSD. In this spectacular new memoir, he and Tuesday bring their healing mission to the next level, showing how these beautifully trained animals can assist soldiers, veterans, and many others with disabilities. Rescuing a forgotten Tuskegee airman. Battling obstinate VA bureaucrats. Delivering solace to troubled war heroes and their families. Everywhere these two go, they highlight the miraculous talents of service dogs.
As Luis and Tuesday celebrate exhilarating victories, a grave obstacle threatens to derail their life-saving campaign. Though Luis has made great progress battling his own PTSD, his physical wounds risk leaving him wheelchair-bound. He must decide whether to amputate his leg and carry on with a bionic prosthesis. Even as he struggles with this dramatic decision, he and 10-year-old Tuesday prepare to welcome a female golden retriever puppy to their all-male pack.
As this stirring memoir neared publication, Luis Montalván took his own life in December 2016 - another terrible tragedy of the invisible wounds of war. This book is his last letter of love to his best friend, Tuesday, and to veterans, friends, and fellow dog lovers everywhere.
Never more timely than now, Tuesday's Promise is an inspiring story of love, service, teamwork, and the remarkable bond between humans and canines.

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Advocacy, Love, Pain You Sometimes Can't Bear--

Wow...
I did not expect the book to end as it did.
No spoiler here, as the book states it was broadcast on the national news, but Luis Montalvan lost his battles and took his own life, leaving Tuesday back in the hands of the woman who trained and cared for him before Montalvan.
At first, I thought this was mostly a book about advocacy, education, and a little bit with Tuesday, but after hearing the end, it's all been cast in a new light. A sorrowful, poignant one.
Expect lots on veteran's issues that will have you boiling mad, lots on education and advocacy, lots on love and devotion, and that final heartbreak at the end.
A fine man, a decent book, a flat-out spectacular dog.
And there was such hope in the book...
Why, Luis? RIP and love to Tuesday and to little Promise
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- Gillian

Loved this book! But

I hadn't known that Luis Carlos had killed himself until recently. It was such a shock But the co -author said has helped me understand. I had been in contact with him on social media for a couple of years. I had attended one of his conferences. I thought his first book was wonderful. His fight
to stay helpful to others was heroic. I know Tuesday misses him but he finally gets the chance to run and play and be with other dogs before he joins Carlos on the rainbow bridge.
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- patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios