A Dog’s Gift by Bob Drury audiobook

A Dog’s Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man’s Best Friend

By Bob Drury
Read by Traber Burns

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781623361013
8.18 Hours Unabridged
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A decade ago, former militarycounterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter,Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play withtheir family dog, a golden retriever named Riley. Terry was astounded by thetransformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyriastarted their service dog organization, Paws4people, with the goal of pairingdogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and woundedwar veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectualdisabilities. In A Dog’s Gift, award-winningjournalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in thelife of Paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. Thebook follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, ifrigorous, early training to an emotional event that Terry and Kyria havechristened “the bump,” where each individual service dog chooses itsnew owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healingprocess. Incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom,history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog’sGift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the sixty million Americans who own dogs but by anyone with a full heart and a lovingsoul.

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A decade ago, former militarycounterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter,Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play withtheir family dog, a golden retriever named Riley. Terry was astounded by thetransformations that unfolded before his eyes. Soon after, Terry and Kyriastarted their service dog organization, Paws4people, with the goal of pairingdogs with human beings in need of healing, including traumatized and woundedwar veterans and children living with physical, emotional, and intellectualdisabilities.

In A Dog’s Gift, award-winningjournalist and author Bob Drury movingly captures the story of a year in thelife of Paws4people and the broken bodies and souls the organization mends. Thebook follows the journey of pups bred by the organization from their loving, ifrigorous, early training to an emotional event that Terry and Kyria havechristened “the bump,” where each individual service dog chooses itsnew owner through an almost mystical connection that ignites the healingprocess. Incorporating vivid storytelling, insights into canine wisdom,history, science, and moving tales of personal transformation, A Dog’sGift is a story of miracles bound to be embraced by not only the sixty million Americans who own dogs but by anyone with a full heart and a lovingsoul.

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Editorial Reviews

“As a ‘streetwise crime reporter [and] hard-bitten war correspondent,’ Men’s Health contributing editor Drury considered himself a ‘tough guy’—until he decided to write about the nonprofit paws4people, which trains therapy dogs to work with veterans suffering from PTSD…Drury traveled with Henry and observed life-changing moments, not only for the new dog owners but also for prisoners whose lives were transformed by becoming trainers…A great story.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Bob Drury

Author Bio: Bob Drury

Bob Drury, a Men’s Health contributing editor and chief military correspondent, has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Darfur, among other sites. He is also the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous nonfiction books, including The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of US Marines in Combat, and the recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2010 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award for nonfiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English