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Publisher's Summary

"Marine Sgt. John Peck is a survivor, but he is also a thriver. His story still makes me smile. I am so grateful that he entered our lives.” --Jennifer Griffin, Fox News 

Marine Sgt. John Peck survived an IED during the War on Terror that left him with a traumatic brain injury, amnesia, and cost him his marriage. He survived another three years later, one that left him with three and a half limbs missing. He’s one of only two living people to survive the flesh-eating fungus he contracted in recovery at Walter Reed, one that left him as a quadruple amputee. And that’s only the beginning of his story. 

What followed was a recovery nothing short of miraculous. With resilience and the help of advocates like actor and philanthropist Gary Sinise, Fox’s Jennifer Griffin, and Bill O’Reilly, John would use a specialized “Action Trackchair” wheelchair and a newly-built SmartHome to get a third lease on life. In 2016, Peck underwent a groundbreaking bilateral arm transplant, receiving two new arms. To date, the surgery has been successful. 

Today, Peck is a motivational speaker, a philanthropist for veteran and wounded warrior causes, and is pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a chef with the help of chef Robert Irvine. From the lessons learned in a difficult childhood and as a homeless teenager, to dealing with depression and PTSD in recovery, to learning how to chop with another man’s arms, Rebuilding Sergeant Peck is Peck’s account of an honest, visceral, and inspirational story that is truly unique.

©2019 by John Peck, Dava Guerin, and Terry Bivens. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Story of one man's will to overcome

Amazing story of sacrifice and the will to overcome what has been a life of tremendous hardship like few have endured.. Also interesting to hear about various organizations that support our veterans and some amazing technology. Could live without the language, narration wasn't great and some parts repetitive. Sadly no mention that it's by the grace of God that he's alive and despite the hardships he's endured,, he's been mightily blessed by many individuals and organizations. He finally finds some sense of purpose through helping others which is great. I can't help but think how much easier some of his trials would have been at least emotionally and psychologically if he had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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GREAT STORY!

Loved it. This young man went through hell not only in Afghanistan. But his ex wife treating him the way she did while he was in the hospital was unforgivable. This is an amazing story.

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Thank you and God bless you

The most inspirational book I have listened.
you are off to a great start.
Anyone who has listened to this story cannot help but love you and every last VFW.

God bless you all.

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Absolutely phenomenal look into an intense situation

Sgt Peck masterfully told his story with grit and grace. The truest of heroes. Such an incredible example of getting up after being knocked down over and over
As a military officer, I salute you!🫡

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Fantastic Perspective

This story I incredible. This man has got something in him that causes him to overcome adversity. He didn’t choose adversity, it chose him and lost. You will not be disappointed to listen………..

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Great Book!!

I loved this story...so inspirational!!!!! I'm sure it has and will continue to help many people.

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Great story

Sergeant Peck’s story is truly inspiring. Never give up no matter what. Whatever you face in life can be overwhelming but John Peck proves you can overcome it.
I can understand why he wanted to narrate his own story. I just wish he didn’t sound like he was reading someone else’s story.

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Eye opening

A special insight into this mans life and struggles. The unimaginable happens to him and with support, he has overcome so much to present day. The battle is ongoing, but he has a good handle on what needs to be done to get through it. It gives readers an appreciation for what we take for granted every day; things like walking, driving, brushing teeth, combing hair etc. This is the picture John gives you to be without limbs. I’m very happy he has his new life and that he continues to see medical advances that will perhaps give him the chance to go for a walk one day.

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The story was an inspiring one, but I found the narration really spoiled it. I can understand why Sgt. Peck may have wanted to narrate his own story, but he did a poor job with fluency, articulation, and emotional tone. I found myself losing focus on too many occasions.

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I really found this book interesting, hilarious, heartwarming and entertaining. Sometimes the narrator sounded robotic but the story makes up for it.

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  • 12-29-21

very Inspiring

listened to this all day inspiring positive book. over coming the odds must read.

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  • 05-12-19

Please update the narrator

Great story but really should’ve paid for a professional reader
Sounds like he is reading of the pages
And it is really yuk?
Do your self a favour mr peck get someone to read it for you next book