Review: Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson

 

Full Title: The True Story of a Blind Man, His
Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero
Published:
 2011
By: Oasis Audio
Source: Borrowed
Format: Audiobook
Length: 6 hrs., 31 mins.
ISBN:  9781608148936

Goodreads

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My mental jot notes :

  • I feel like there was a lot of product promoting for blind users.
  • The book would’ve been shorter if the author never felt compelled to give us back stories for everything!
  • By chapter 11, there was reflections from the author’s wife, it became confusing… sometimes I don’t know who was talking.

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I’m not going to lie, I was kind of relieved when the audiobook was officially over. Not to say that the book was terrible, but I think it could’ve been a lot shorter as it did a lot of back and forth and backstories about specific parts; Michael’s after-thoughts.

I will admit, I did learn a few things. For instance, reasons why some premature babies might’ve gone blind in the early 20th century – excess oxygen levels being pumped into an incubator, or as it’s called Retinopathy of prematurity.

This is a truly interesting recounting of a terrible tragedy that changed the world forever. A man and his guide dog, and how with a little help with faith and a coworker, they managed to survive the attacks on the World Trade Centres in New York, USA.

2 Star

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About Black ' n Write Reviewer

Library Tech grad who is currently working on a BA in Political Science and filling all her time with books.
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