I listen to audio books while working in Photoshop so it's a quiet atmosphere. I was interested in this book but the narration ruins it. I can hear the stops and starts amid the droning and changes in inflection that seem to happen for no reason. It got so annoying/distracting that I just gave up. I am a long time Audible listener and I've never purchased a book that was such an audio mess.
I enjoyed this book and probably would have done better with a print edition. The reader totally ruined it for me. She has the inflection and delivery of a kindergarten teacher speaking slowly and with great drama and it made me insane. I shall avoid her in the future.
I disagree with the reviewer who said that Mr. Hingson spent too much time discussing things other than his 9/11 experience. He spoke of his childhood experiences, college, grad school, his first job and the things that made him the man he is. The book isn't just about a blind man and his guide dog. It's much more universal than that. It's about trust and teamwork and helping each other along the way. It's about our shared humanity and how your own words or deeds can make a huge difference in someone's life. I enjoyed this book very much indeed. It gave me things to think about and reminded me to stop and smell the roses.
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