This is the first time I've read a book like this. I would surely like to read more books like this.
No, first time read.
I was very emotional the animal lover I am. Tuesday is a one of kind dog.
Excellent listen. PTSD is explained in real world terms that offers not only insight into how PTSD effects our Veterans when they return home but how PTSD begins in the War Zone. I hope someday to meet Tuesday and Luis. Their story can be a useful tool in helping our service men and women understand and cope with the life long effects of PTSD.
Yes, because I can feel for both man and Tuesday.
The value of a dog, and using their capabilities correctely.
Can a dog save a wounded soul?
This book was not spellbinding but I did enjoy Luis's journey and have much admiration for his fight for equality.
This is an informative biography of, and by the author/narrator, who served two terms of cambat duty in Iraq. This is also a true account of how disabling PTSD is and how little is done for victims of it. It is also a story of how hope and love were transformed out of despair, through the auspicis of Tuesday, a dog trained to guide and show unceasing devotion to her human companion.
this is one of the most beautiful books i have listened to so far.
Luis does such a great job not only writing it but it is even better having him as the narrator.
you can feel the emotions in his voice and it was fun to hear from Tuesday at the end.
i felt bad during the part on the bus when the bus driver was being so awful to Luis and Tuesday.
i hope everyone can remember to be kind to others because everyone is going through stuff even if you don't see a problem on the outside.
A different story
A Manhattan ghost story
Not bad, but he has a monotone delivery.
I hesitate to criticize this book based on a couple of factors. First, I respect Luis' service to our country and feel he deserves to be honored solely based on his military experience. Second I absolutely love dogs, and generally, stories about dogs. As I type my two collies are urging me to "go get the paper".
I left this audiobook with the strong sense that Luis sees himself as a victim in almost every phase of his life. He focuses on how he has felt discrimination and/or injustice from restaurant owners, bus drivers, the military, his parents, and others. There is a lot of emphasis placed on just how bad he has it in every phase of his life.
As a disclaimer to my final point I am conservative in my politics. Perhaps others will embrace Luis' affinity for Al Franken and president Obama.
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Let me preface this by warning you that I am a dog lover.
This story is mostly about PTSD, then about service dogs and then about discrimination and finally politics.
I learned a lot about PTSD and I think the education will help me in the future. I learned a lot about service dogs and believe they are a must, especially for Vets. I was not aware of the discrimination, but recognize it after reading about it. I probably was a little guilty myself. I am not an Al Franken fan and am semi-warm on Obama, but this helped me see that these are people who can help and who are trying to help. I heard on the news lately that congress is going to quit providing Vets with service dogs and believe that is a slap in the face to men who have risked there lives for our freedom. I know we need to make cuts, but if we have to cut benefits to Vets, we can no longer be proud to be Americans.
LM does a great job narrating.
The book was pretty good most of the way, but toward the end he started repeating himself and it felt like he was just trying to lengthen the book.
The book was inspiring and I learned a lot about Luis's disorder. I think anybody that doesn't understand how difficult it is to live with PTSD should listen to this book. It doesn't hurt to be a dog lover since the stories about Tuesday will warm your heart and have you thinking of the pets in your life. Having said that, thebook is really really repetative. I believed that even the simpliest things were difficult for Luis without having to be told over and over again. Unfortunately, I was glad when the book finally ended so I could get on to some new material - and it really wasn't even that long of a book.
Once you get past the realization that it is not a fiction, it is not made pretty (it isn't) and it is about someone's life - it all begins to work. I found the story very life like: a little slow at times, unpredictable, frustrating, but punctuated with moments of warmth, love, and hope. I am glad Luis was able to find Tuesday: only a dog, and a rare one at that, can give him what he needs.