2014 Pulitzer Prize nominee
Gunnery Sargent Perceval Stone, a third generation Marine, is suddenly medically retired. After all of the collective damage of many wars and actions, an IED leaves him with TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).
Stone is a walking mental time-bomb like so many others who have lost their compass. If he can't find his center and path, he may never get back.
Walking away confused from the only home and family he has ever known, he has a phone in his pocket that he does not know how to use, a pesky yeoman stalking his every move, and is on an $800 motorcycle, headed west from Bethesda, MD, searching for what it means to be a civilian, and what makes home, home.
In an effort to find his peace, he ends up beside a tranquil lake, watching a perfect sunset.
And then the phone rings....
Thousands of military have come back - but couldn't find their way home. If you ever served, had a loved one who did, or just know someone - this is the audiobook for you, and a gift for them.
What did you love best about Stoneheart: A Path of Identity and Redemption?
I read the book a few years ago, but the revisit of the book was just so entertaining. Stoneheart was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and boy did it deserve it. This is a great story of redemption, with the main character a Gunny Sargent dealing with life after coming home from war.
The narrator Alex Knox, brought Gunny to life in a way beyond what I imagined. If you are looking for a great story this is the book for you. Can’t wait till the rest of Baer’s books are brought to Audible.