An inspiring story.
How a blind man ( as his parents) never considered himself a handicapped person. And so he lives a life that many people with normal vision would want. And he is still an inspiration to many others.
When he encounters the firefighters in the stairs of the 30th floor of the north tower, and he insisted that he was fine and was not needing help. The firefighters, who were going up, couldn't believe it.
It was sad to know how people can treat a blind person, and make him feel like he does not belong there, that he doesn't fit.
It was also very sad and dramatic the events that happened right after the terrorist attract on September 11 th. and everything through the "eyes" of a blind man who was there in one of the towers.
As a person whose vision has been seriously affected in the lasts few months, this book brings me lots of optimism. Another way to "see" life.
This is an incredibly inspiring story. Very informative regarding the blind lifestyle and early training opportunities (or lack thereof) for a child. What the author has been able to accomplish in his life with no more than his own self determination and the support of high school educated parents with limited means is amazing. And of coarse the guide dog history and story of this special dog is heartwarming. Hearing the author's own voice and that of a friend at a convention was one of the highlights of the audio. I have since purchased the "pawtographed" copy of the book and audio as gifts.
to "view" the 9-1-1 attacks as a hearing only person, and to understand exactly a guide dog works,; remarkable. I enjoyed this book very much but I felt the author repeating everything again at the end was too much. It was like he did not want to end this book so he kept going on and on. I would recommend this listen. It is worth the listen.
inspirational educational emotional
I enjoyed this book because it provides the public with both personal experience of that tragic day and the proof that disability doesn't define a person as dependent.
escape from tower was quite exciting and the details about seeing eye dogs and thier training very informative.
narrator was good.
would make an interesting movie.
I was turned of by the god stuff but respect the feelings of the author.
The trust between animal and man
The thunder storm terrified the dog but in the crisis the dog was focused.
I would defentily recommend this book. It's wonderful example of over coming what most preceive as a handicap.
I have not listened to Christopher Prince's performaces before but will look forward to have him again as a narrrator.
This story really touched me. It's not just overcoming a terrible time in history, but it shows us the spirit of the humananity that I feel is in all of us. If he had paniced, then I feel that some or all of those with him would have parrished. I especially love the comapairson between what some called handicapped and being left handed. My oldest son is a lefty, so I really related to that section of the book.
The accounting of the horrendous, explosive morning that has for ever changed our our lives and the example of two level headed individuals-a man and his guide dog.
No-back and forth to work- made me look forward to the drive.
Yes, this is a great book to listen to. A speach from Michael was also included at the end whitch made it even better.
My favorite character was Michael because he is smart, determined and a great representitive of the the blind community.
There were some heartwarming moments and some very funny stories too.
I did not learn to read until I was in my twenties. Have not stopped since. The two most important things to learn are reading & chess.
Well written. I felt like I was there. A lot valuable information about being blind and seeing eye dogs that is worth knowing.