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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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Heart-warming

As a dog lover and member of the military I found this a good biography. Amazing how many lives one animal can touch - and how much work goes into training service dogs!

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Fantastic book

I gave it 5 stars as it had my attention from start to end. It does send your emotions from laughter to tears throughout. It will suit anyone who enjoys autobiographies and biographies.

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A very moving story

A wonderful moving story about an amazing man and his service dog. I enjoyed every moment happy and sad. This is very well written.
Really worth a read especially if your a doggie person.

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What a disappointment!

I was looking forward to listening this book but after three hours I gave it up. Why does the author, who also narrates the book, talk about himself in third person when the book is about his own life?
I find his voice very monotone and I wish he wouldn't try to change his tone for the diffent characters, they all sound very strange.
The base of the story could be interesting finding out more about special forces and service dogs but it covers every miniature detail in great details making the book slagish.
And what is the author's aim when he continously reapeats himself with sentences like 'He was crying. He had tears in his eyes.' It means the same.
I'm very disappointed with this book.