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Publisher's Summary

Blindness became Captain Scotty Smiley’s journey of supreme testing. As he lay helpless in the hospital, he resented the theft of his dreams, but with his wife’s love and the support of family and friends, Scotty’s response became God’s transforming moment. Since the moment he forced his way through nurses and cords to take a simple shower, he has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY Award, surfed, skydived, become a father, earned an MBA from Duke, taught leadership at West Point, and won the MacArthur Leadership Award.

Scotty and Tiffany Smiley have lived out a faith so real that it will inspire you to question your own doubts, push you to serve something bigger than yourself, and encourage you to cling to a Hope Unseen.

©2010 Scotty Smiley and Doug Crandell (P)2010 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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“Scotty Smiley’s story is one all Americans should hear. It will inspire them in tough times and help them through some of the difficult challenges they face in life.” (Bob Dole)

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Perseverance with a little help

This is a great story about a wounded vet hat overcame his disability through perseverance. Being recently blind, I can relate to the drive and the push from my family and parent's influence. I recommend this book to all of those that think that it can't be worse.

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  • DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain
  • 02-26-13

A great biography about a great guy!

The story was well-written, and never got boring (as biographies sometimes can). What I liked most about Captain Smiley's story was his humility. He never came across as a guy who felt like the army, or people in general, owed him anything. He suffered a huge tragedy in the war, and since that time he has led an amazing, victorious life, but he never believed people owed it to him, or that he deserved the acolades. I was extremely impressed by Captain Smiley's life, and his story.

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Touching story

An inspirational story that’s told in a way that many can relate to. What an honor and privileged to hear your story Lt. Smiley!

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a story of overcoming unplanned circumstances

Liked the narration. Voice had good inflection and the story was compelling to listen to and finish. Reminded me that God inhabits the praises of his people. Scott acknowledged that God was at work regardless of how he felt.

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A blessing

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. It is a great story of a growing faith.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Captain Smiley himself for his love of God and his country.

Have you listened to any of Dan John Miller???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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  • Patricia
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  • 06-25-12

Outstanding and motivational!

Would you consider the audio edition of Hope Unseen to be better than the print version?

Better than

What did you like best about this story?

It was well written and inspiring.

What does Dan John Miller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Strength

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of it.

Any additional comments?

Impressive testimony about a life journey that positively affects anyone who reads this story.