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This audiobook is read by Chetan Pathak, with Amit Patel and his wife, Seema, and includes an exclusive Q & A with the author.

Amit Patel is working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition causes him to lose his sight within 36 hours. Totally dependent on others and terrified of stepping outside with a white cane after he's assaulted, he hits rock bottom. He refuses to leave home on his own for three months. With the support of his wife, Seema, he slowly adapts to his new situation, but how could life ever be the way it was? Then his guide dog, Kika, comes along....

But Kika’s stubbornness almost puts her guide dog training in jeopardy - could her quirky personality be a perfect match for someone? Meanwhile Amit has reservations - can he trust a dog with his safety? Paired together in 2015, they start on a journey, learning to trust each other before taking to the streets of London and beyond. The partnership gives Amit not only a renewed lease of life but a new best friend. Then, after a video of an irate commuter rudely asking Amit to step aside on an escalator goes viral, he sets out with Kika by his side to spread a message of positivity and inclusivity, showing that nothing will hold them back.

From the challenges of travelling when blind to becoming a parent for the first time, Kika & Me is the moving, heart-warming and inspirational story of Amit’s sight-loss journey and how one guide dog changed his world. 

©2020 Dr Amit Patel (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic reviews

"Inspiring and compelling...rekindles one's faith in human nature" (Andrew Marr)

"An incredible story of courage, perseverance and, ultimately love." (Sun)

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Brillant and really essential listening to understand what becoming blind is..

Courage to face this challenge. I heard this book on audio months ago and it has stayed with me.. I thought I understood what it ment to be blind.. but this very honest account..should be essential reading. Highly recommended

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KIKA THE MIRACLE DOG.

What a roller coaster of a story, it rouses all of the emotions as it unfolds. Amit is a flag bearers for the disabled Everyone can learn something from this story.

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Loved it. Truly inspiring. A very honest reflection on an unexpected turn in life.

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I loved it, great from start to finish. Could not stop listening to this at all

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A truly amazing journey

Amid Patel's book is not an easy read /listening. He takes us through the struggles of his eye surgeries, sharing his hope and how he was losing them and the process of grieving for the things he lost. However it is really heart warming how he and his family and friends and people from different organisations helped him to rebuild his life and find his happiness. I think we can all learn from the stories he shared and remember that love is the greatest strength we have got and we all have some visible or invisible disability that the others need to be aware of. I hope Kika is staying with his amazing owner and family for a very long time and they will have many more happy adventures together ❤️

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Am Imspirational Book

With the support of family, friends and a devoted Guide Dog life can go on.

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Kika

Brilliant from start to finish. I feel I know Kika so well now. Thank you for sharing your story.

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Heartwarming

As a guide dog owner myself, though “only” partially sighted this book had me smiling, nodding in agreement and in tears. A must read for everybody

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excellent read

this is one of the best books ever read. I learned so much and will be recommending that others read it too.

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Inspiring and awesome

This book is a truly wonderful story of an amazing family and a wonderful guide dog, it’s uplifting, positive and an education, everyone should read