This is a very heart warming book that gives you a completely different view of the events of 9/11
Roselle - the dog
When the attack happened - the overall calmness of Roselle was amazing. She never left her post and she never forgot her responsibilities for a moment.
This book will certainly give you a different view of 9/11 and it reminded me that we are only "handicapped" if we choose to be. Roselle was certainly an amazing dog and there were other amazing dogs that worked with the search crews to locate survivors and unfortunately, the deceased as well.
Christopher Prince has an easy, conversational tone to his voice that makes you feel a part of the story.
This is not just abook about 9-1-1. The story was more of a blind person's life and the public perception of blindness and, also, a dog's devotion to it's human. It was a wonderful story that I have already recommended to many friends!
I found this story heart warming and amazing. It isn't just about their ground zero experience but it also provides biographical insight into Michael Hingson and blindness in general. I listened with fascination and great interest. I realized after listening to this that there is much about what I was taught about those who are blind, that was just plain wrong. It was well worth my time and money for the pleasure of this educational amazing story of personal triumph.
I also realized why audible's player has narrator speeds up to 3x faster than normal, I had always assumed it had to do with fast forwarding. Now I realize there are people who not only listen at these speeds but they my find that speed leisurely! WOW! I have often told my children, that; “In the seeds of adversity are the fruit of greatness!” Now I see that I have underestimated that saying.
This audiobook also contains a couple of recorded speeches at the end that are insightful and the first one is hilarious! If this is on your wish list buy it today! If it isn't on your wish list buy it anyway!
Inspiring, heartfelt, uplifting
As a puppy career for Seeing Eye Dogs it is so inspiring and motivating to read about such an extraordinary partnership between a guide dog and her handles. It is great to read about something positive which came out of such a tragic event.
I have not listened to Christopher Prince narating before but will be looking for him in the future. A very sympathetic reading.
No one moment stands out in a book full of special moments.
Home school family with six children ages 7-21. We love listening to audible books together. We like Twaddle-free books.
This is the autobiography of a blind man who was on the 84th floor of the first World Trade Tower when the plane hit. It tells the story of how he and his guide dog went down the steps and what that was like. In each chapter he weaves in how some aspect of how growing up blind helped him to be strong and calm through a very scary situation. It was a fascinating book. I listened to it with my 12 and 16 year old son and daughter. THey really enjoyed it and got together to finish the book after we got home from our road trip. This was a great way to introduce both the topic of what it would be like living as a blind person, having a guide dog as well as what it was like the day the WTC fell. It seems like it happened yesterday, but most young people who are in high school have no memory of that time, as they were too young. The tape finishes with a recording of the author telling his story to a live audience. This was a really good listen!
This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
This was supposed to be a story that I could just relax and enjoy. I love to hear of survivors from 9/11, the miracles, the close calls, etc. This was partly that. I did learn a lot about the blind and their needs, but that isn’t what I wanted from this book and it left me feeling that I’d partly heard an advertisement about sight training facilities.
The story about Mr. Hingston was very interesting, the story about the dog was beautiful, but the story about the rescue was too chopped into the other parts. I listened to three different stories and an advertisement when I actually wanted to hear about an amazing rescue by a wonderful dog that rescued his blind partner.
More than just a man and his dog, provides insight into the challenges facing the blind, and their connection to the dogs that provide them with the mobility to go out into the world. Well worth the read.
Enjoyed this true story about a man who is blind & his guide dog exiting the World Trade Center moments before it fell. Liked that he shared his thoughts and his experience. It's nice to have something good come out of something so horrific. Not only did I enjoy the story, but I learned something in the process.
teamwork, trust and perseverence
learning about how blind people are able to adapt and function in our society, and the relationship with a guide dog
How a blind man and his guide dog survived 911
The first hand account of 911 was very interesting.
great insight into relationship of a man and his do during such a horrible time
a moment when author explained how he and Thunder looked to each other for calm and leadership
i like any good story about a dog and am completely mesmerized by the disaster.
authors comments on the worry he had regarding the lights going out. kind of an interesting irony
i think there was a little too much repetition on the stairs but still a should read.