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    • Have Dog, Will Travel

    • A Poet's Journey with an Exceptional Labrador
    • By: Stephen Kuusisto
    • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
    • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind - but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of 38, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great tribute to seeing eye dogs

    • By Jazzi on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Planet of the Blind

    • By: Stephen Kuusisto
    • Narrated by: Brian Keeler
    • Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Blindness in the 1950s was a social stigma. Stephen's mother wanted a normal life for him, so he fought desperately to uphold the illusion of sight. For a child frantic to fit in, each day was an exhausting pretence. He managed to ride a bike, when even reading involved pressing his nose to the page and painfully forcing his eyes to concentrate. Head up, he strode through a carefully memorized labyrinth of streets, hoping to fool passers-by that he could actually see.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What an eye-opener! (no pun intended)

    • By Leah on 06-23-18

    Regular price: $16.73