Tom's world was as small as his backyard with its tall chain-link fence, but it was as large as a boy's imagination. Blind since birth, this eleven-year-old boy would listen to the sounds of the world beyond his reach. In his mind's eye he became a ballplayer for the Boston Red Sox, a sidekick to the Lone Ranger, but the fence would remind him that his dreams and schemes of adventure would never come to pass. Until he decided to break out and experience the world. Tom Sullivan recounts with wicked wit and captivating clarity the hair-raising adventures of his eleventh year in 1950s New England...escaping from his blind school, relief pitching in the neighborhood league, and boxing in a backyard bout with the neighborhood bully.
Abridged audio CD.
In Adventures in Darkness, Tom Sullivan takes listeners through the adventures of his monumental eleventh year. Blind since birth, Tom lived in a challenging world of isolation and special treatment. But he was driven to break out and live as sighted people do. This audiobook is a hair-raising, heart-warming experience that culminates in Tom's reliance upon God to realize his dreams of a "normal" life.
Tom Sullivan, known to many as an actor, singer, entertainer, author, and producer was born prematurely in 1947 and given too much oxygen while in an incubator. Though it saved his life, it cost him his eyesight. Tom spent the early part of his career pursuing music and eventually gained national prominence with appearances on The Tonight Show, a major recording contract, and a steady stream of gigs in Las Vegas. From there he would head to TV as a special correspondent for ABCs Good Morning America while guest starring in Designing Women, Highway to Heaven, Fame, M.A.S.H, Mork & Mindy, and WKRP in Cincinnati. Tom has been nominated twice for Emmy Awards, is the only living recipient of the Helen Keller Lifetime Achievement Award, has spoken at over three thousand corporations and universities and has written nine books for children, youth, and adults.