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The relationship between Luis and his dog was beyond heartwarming. I also learned what it's really like being a soldier. Luis did an excellent job reading his own book , which is not always the case for authors I highly recommend this book.
Luis tells us a lot about himself, his service, the army and it's failures, more than I wanted to know. Like Luis's life, Tuesday saves, no, makes the book. As a Vletnam vet it is good to see that the treatment of returning men and women is improving. As I am sure Luis agrees though, the best part is God's great gift, Tuesday!
Mr.Montalvan is a true American hero in every sense of the word. His story is compelling and educational. Tuesday is an angel dog, one you can't help but fall in love with sight unseen. This book brings home that war is hell, even after a soldier leaves the battlefield. My only objection is there is a bit too much repetition of events. This lessened the impact of the events to a degree. I would also like to have the book to include an update on Mr. Montalvan current status. Also Tuesday's.
Hearing the author read with his careful inflection was wonderful and made it more genuine for me. I learned a great deal on PTSD and the hidden wounds of war. Knowing that working dogs are so highly trained as to monitor respiration sand racy accordingly gave me deeper respect for service dogs and those who train them. Good to hear Tuesday bark his 2 cents worth as well.
I thought this book would be all about the dog. And that's how it started.
However the story would not be complete without the heart rending description of PTSD and it's complicated mental effects.
I now have a clearer understanding of modern warfare. The author tactfully included some political views but did not force any strong opinions. Leaving this reader with much to think about.
Wow, what a great story! This is not just a story about a man and a dog. This is a story about how a dog helped that man get his life back. I listen to a lot of audio books and this was the best one I have listened to in a Ling time. This book will tug on just about every emotion you have.
Having read "Until Tuesday" the paper version a couple of times I was pressed for time and more then that I did not have the energy to read any book. Let alone my favorite book. So I choose Audible and picked the Unabridged Version of "Until Tuesday" as I think this is the only version avaliable on Audilble. Immediately I was taken into the story of this disabled warrior and his loved golden retriever in ways that were new and deeply textured. I experienced such a profound connection to the life of Former Captain Montalvan and his Service Dog Tuesday it was almost as if I had never read the book. When in fact I had studied my orginal copy of "Until Tuesday" with its tattered cover, yellow bleed through the pages highlighter and different color ink pens with notes where I was struck by his experience both in Iraq and back home with Tuesday. New parts of the book emerged for me with Montalvan's voice as in what I would refer to as part of the prelude of the book entitled "Split in Half" or at the end where this Unabridged Version has a special so long so as a spoiler alert I won't give that away. Montalvan's reading of his experience adds so much depth to the story as I wept in many places, laughed whole heartedly in others, and pondered many thoughts along with him as he read such as war, disability, and most importantly love between souls. Now I find myself listening every chance I get to glean what I might from such a warm story.
Having a Golden Retriever that looks just like Tuesday and has the same goofy personality...i found this book to be so close to my heart. These dogs are meant to be service dogs and they change the lives of all they encounter. Luis and Tuesday were destined to be together and they have helped each other heal. I am heart sick that there is still such blatant discrimination against disabled veterans and their life saving service dogs. This is a story that needs to be told and we all need to rally around our wounded warriors who have given so much for all of us.A deeply moving, emotional and inspiring story about about a hero soldier and his loving and devoted service dog.