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.
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This book took me completely by surprise. Powerful because it was narrated by an incredible soldier. I bought this expecting a nice light read and instead found a deeply moving, thoughtful, and enlightening account of today's military and America's involvement overseas. I gained a whole new appreciation for the impact of conflict on the psyche and the healing power of dogs. Oh yeah, and Tuesday is pretty special too.
His Own Story.
Luis tells us what's it's really like, coming home from a war in which you can't always see the enemy.
Well written and well read - Luis does a great job of telling his own story in his own words with his own voice.
For people like Luis, the cost of war in places like Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, is much grerater than the cost in the dollars and cents that the government tells us about.
Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.
Writing skills aren't perfect... but the story of Tuesday is delightful. Included is the breeding and handling and training... and events affecting Tuesday becoming a service dog. Then covers the military service of author and how he came to have PTSD. It is a warm, enlightening story that helps you understand how a service dog can change a life. Great listen.
The book was fairly good but it tended to drone on and on. Not something I would recommend to people.
Until Tuesday hits right at the heart. For anyone who has a Golden it makes you appreciate the greatness of the breed. The description he gives Tuesday lets you see mannerisims you overlooked and took for granted.
I wanted to like this book so much... As a Golden owner interested in dog training I wanted to hear about Tuesday and his life with Luis. But it seems that Luis was much more interested in self promotion then Tuesday or his readers.. Found number of editorial errors few of them referencing wrong times/dates even after specifically referencing them correctly a short time before.... Wish the author did more research, could of been a great book.
I love animal stories and the first part of this book started out to be interesting.But somewhere it got to be about politics,military policy,and our presidents than about the dog.I understand how he needs to make us understand what is going on with his disabilities to help us know how Tuesday has helped him but to go on and on about the way the war is screwed up and other things in our government has done or not done takes my interest away.It was hard to stay with it to the end.