Cry. Laugh. Repeat. Who Turned Out the Lights is a ride into darkness, but not to despair. Ron Wilde's loss of sight, foot, family, and life as he knew it is a journey into the unknown, a chronicle surprisingly punctuated with humor, insight, and love.
If you could sum up Who Turned Out the Lights? in three words, what would they be?
Honest, humbling, heart-rendering.
What did you like best about this story?
This story is a no-holes-barred honest chronicle of Ronald’s life. He tells his story in a very frank, matter of fact and sometimes humorous way, and gives the reader an incredible insight into what it is like to lose your eye sight.
Have you listened to any of Russell Stamets’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This is the first narration I have heard from Russell Stamets however, his voice just seemed perfect for this memoir, he delivered the story so well that you felt as if you were just sitting next to Ronald listening to him.
Any additional comments?
His story is not told as a sad one, there are many different facets to it as he rationally discusses the impact his life had on his loved ones, and his relationships. Moreover, it is a unique insight into actually coming to terms with the loss of your sight, and the obstacles both mentally and physically which have to be overcome during the process.