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When Special Forces soldier Jason Morgan was left crippled by a mission that went wrong, battling depression and wheelchair-bound, his wife left him, and overnight he became a paraplegic father with three young boys to raise. He had lost the two very things that defined him: his military service plus his family and marriage.

As the pain spiked to unbearable levels, he agreed to have surgery to block it. But the doctors' promises that he would keep his mobility proved misplaced. After the surgery the pain was less, yet he'd lost the ability to move his legs.

It was then that Jason reached his lowest ebb. But it was then, too, that he heard about a not-for-profit call Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), one that specializes in providing service dogs to wounded veterans. Jason was convinced that his disability was serious enough to qualify him for a service dog and that CCI had just the animal for him.

Yet when he flew to their Oceanside, California, facility to meet his dog, Jason had no idea how much his life was about to change. So low was he that he wished that the airplane carrying him would tumble out of the sky and bring it all to an end. After meeting his black Labrador service dog, Napal, he would never do so again.

This is the story of how Napal enabled Jason to rebuild his life, to reconnect with his family and to find true peace against all the odds.

©2016 Damien Lewis/Jason Morgan (P)2016 W F Howes

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Great story

A remarkable story about s remarkable man. Jason faced incredible challenges, and numerous low-points, and as an airborne warrior picked himself up and faced up to each & every one.
I would have given this straight 4's but the narration lets it down. Wooden, stilted, fragmented sentence narrative. It deserved better.

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Tugs at your heart strings all the way

At times I cried, at times my heart soared it was a realyl emotional read.

It's as much about the man as the dog and gives you insight into how wounded servicemen and women struggle after making a great sacrifice for their country.

It also gives you insight into service dogs and the compassion and hard work that goes into training these dogs.

The resilience of the human spirit, man's connection with dogs, the intelligence and love a dog can have all shine through beautifully in this book.

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This book is excellent.

Never written a review for any other audio book but thought this book was excellent. Told everyone I know about the story and can't recommend it enough.

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Gripping

This is an amazing story. I was gripped from start to finish. Highly recommended. I was so hooked, I struggled to pause.

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Inspiring Service Dog Story.

It was lovely to hear the story of this amazing service dog Nepal, from his first puppy raiser to his disabled veteran partner. A very mellow listen, but be prepared to be sad at times too. So many people with so much to bear.
Thank you for sharing your story.

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Very good read

Was a very moving story about his experience with a cci dog and how he coped with his disabilities

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Loved it

Cried and laughed is equal measure,what a story! Breathtakingly beautiful, sucks you right in! Great

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Dont miss if you love animal/man relationships

Two stories running side by side which meet as one, a lovely story about Canine Companions for Independence in the USA and how Nepal, the dog that features changed so many many lives. A lesson I feel we can all learn from in our own lives. Yes, its sad but so uplifting in many poignant ways. I loved it and I hope you will also.
The narration by John Moraitas is also perfect and not obtrusive in any way

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what an amazing story

What an amazing story this is, it will make you smile and it will make you cry.

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brilliant

if your in need of a good cry this is the book for you