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Lone Survivor meets Marley & Me in this inspiring buddy memoir of an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life.

A decade ago Special Forces warrior Jason Morgan parachuted into the Central American jungle on an anti-narcotics raid. He'd served with the famous Night Stalkers on countless such missions. This one turned out very different. Months later he regained consciousness in a US military hospital, with no memory of how he'd gotten there. The first words he heard were from his surgeon, telling him he would never walk again. The determined soldier responded, "Sir, yes, I will."

After multiple surgeries, unbearable chronic pain, and numerous setbacks, Morgan was finally making progress when his wife left him and their three young sons. He was a single father confined to a wheelchair and tortured by his pain. At this very dark, very low point, Morgan found light: Napal, the black Labrador who would change his life forever.

A Dog Called Hope is the incredible story of a remarkable service dog who brought a devastated warrior back from the brink. It is the story of one funny, lovable dog's power to heal a family and teach a wounded man how to be a true father. It is the story of an amazing dog with boundless loyalty who built bridges between his wheelchair-bound battle buddy and the rest of able-bodied humankind. It is the story of how one very special dog gave a man's life true meaning. Humorous, intensely moving, and uplifting, Jason and Napal's heartwarming tale will brighten any day and lift every heart.

©2017 Jason Morgan & Damien Lewis (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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A BEST Book ever!

I consider this book one of the best I have ever read! I respect and appreciate what our military do for our freedoms. When they become severely wounded in the line of duty the service dogs help these people reach the fullest recovery possible. This book was well written. These CCI dogs help people disabled with every possible situation. I would like to see this program expand to meet the needs of more people in need. Thank you.

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Wow—Wonderful Book

I loved this book and highly recommend it. I learned so much about the challenges and pain of being a wheelchair-bound wounded warrior and the life saving changes and pain relief that a service dog provides. Be prepared to laugh and cry. Jason Morgan, thank you for your service and for sharing your inspirational story and Napal with us.

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Good read for anyone considering a service dog

I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it a second time. I read this book because I have a service dog that is about to retire which means I'm about to get a new service dog and I'm looking for tips tricks stories on how to train my new dog even better. this book gave me a unique perspective that training books can't because it came from the perspective of the handler. he expressed that stress travels down the leash. while I am already aware of this concept the way that it was emphasized in the book really hit home with me and highlighted some things in future training that I could do better.

I don't typically do audible reviews but this topic is important because it's not written about as much as I think it should be. It's very difficult to earn public respect for service dogs and help the public understand the difference between different types of working dogs. I recommend this book to anybody considering getting a service dog are canine companion.
the organization that I got my dog through is called soldiers best friend based out of Phoenix Arizona. By far, the most complex part of having a service dog is dealing with the public for me. This book taught me how to better handle it when people act so ignorantly towards me or my dog.

The only negative about this particular audiobook as for the narrator. unfortunately I had difficulty understanding him sometimes. At first I thought maybe English was not his first language or his only language because his emphasis and pronunciation of completely random words is very strange sometimes. And sometimes it sounded like he was talking with a mouthful of marbles because his words were slurred.

I was also I bet confused in the beginning of the book because there were two different speakers/points of view- with the same voice. Later in the book, when the story got going the narrator use different voices for various people but in the beginning it was very difficult to tell unless you are paying very close attention to which speaker was speaking.

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Amazing book

As a woman with a PTSD service dog who also helps with mobility issues, this book is phenomenal. The journey through the service dog’s life from the very beginning to the very end was amazingly told with the transformation as well as the struggles with the changes a service dog can bring to you in public. I highly recommend this book to everybody to learn more about service dogs, how they transform a person’s life and etiquette when you see a service dog in public.

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Triumph over tragedy. A great story and a singular dog, whose love reached and with this book, will continue to touch And cha

I loved this story and as a dog lover, am still amazed at the healing love that a dig offers those bereft of hope. A wonderful dog. It would be terrific if more CCI dogs could be partnered w the many vets whose physical life and emotional well being have been shattered Hopefully this book will result in a lot of donations that an help our courageous veterans in need.

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Uplifting

You will laugh, you will cry, you will find your own peace and hope to carry on. A beautiful tad.

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A Dog Called Hope

This book is so well written and read I couldn’t stop listening. The reader is amazingly gifted.
All I can say is...Wow!

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a dog called hope

Awesome story! RIP Napal.
Thank you for your service Jason Morgan.
God Bless All Our Veterans. I think service dogs are wonderful. Long life to Roo and Jason.

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Amazing Heroes

Really loved this book. A service dog is so much more than a physical service but can and does do so much for heart and mind as well. The loyalty and love that these dogs give really changes lives. Amazing!

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nepal story was an inspiring and heroic story of man and dog.
brought back tears