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Publisher's Summary

Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Word by word, year by year, tender father-son memories of airplane watching transform into nightmarish, turbulent family drama. 

Upon the discovery that his father had been the victim of severe elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable ending, the author's probing dissection of a man he thought he knew reckons with disloyalty, depression, religion, and death, leaving no stone unturned.

Through sharp, sometimes hilariously brash analysis, decorated in plane metaphors and imagery, the author expresses his commitment to truth with sincerity and transparency. He reaches for forgiveness, understanding and compromise in the face of absurdity and uncompromising rigidity.

Ultimately, he contemplates a different "flight path" drawn from past lessons. He encourages listeners to do the same.

A must-listen for sons, fathers and families. Book-club discussion guide included.

©2019 J. Ross Victory, Ross Victory (P)2019 J. Ross Victory, Ross Victory

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This is beautiful narrated.

Views from the Cockpit, Ross Victory portrays a multifaceted relationship with his father - from early idolization, to the struggles entailed after discovering his failings, to mourning his loss - all while trying to determine his own path into faith and manhood. This is a beautifully narrated memoir packed with thoughtful self reflections.It is very good.

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Really awesome book

J.Ross Victory is a good narrator. When i collected this book, i didn't think that will be awesome. This is well narrating. specially thanks to ross victory.

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This is memorable

A memoir is one of my favorite genres. Is there a better story than life? Learning to see and appreciate the beauty of life can be a long journey.

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A must listen

This memoir is raw and full of passion. It will keep the audience attention from start to end. It touches on so many of life's issues, many of which most people are afraid or ashame to talk about. I applaud the author for his candid approach. A must listen for every man and father.

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Subperb book

Wow, I can't wait to get my book. That first moment got me wanting more. Congratulation RJV can't wait to board the plane for the rest of the ride.

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This is amazing book

This book is really amazing. The insight, reflection, and pathos of his journey are evident on every moment. There is sadness in this story, but there is also an abundance of hope. When most people would fall apart and give up, Victory manages to find small shreds of humor to latch onto.

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Awesome listen

This memoir is an awesome listen! Full of inspiration, hope, despair, and searching, this audiobook gives an intimate perspective on a journey of one becoming a man through paternal obligations, grief, betrayal, love, and religious pursuit. This novel will have you listening into the hours of the night to finish riding a deeply emotional and turbulent rollercoaster. it's hard to put down! really awesome.

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Good book

This audiobook showcases the inevitable decision we as children have; to preserve our parent’s legacy or build something new from the foundation we received as children. thanks author for like this book.

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This is self-discovery

Views from the Cockpit is a journey about self-discovery, learning who your parents really are, and a way to express the difference in opinions of a man and his father. This book makes emotions in realizing. Ross demonstrations how you can still hold the principles and vision instilled from your parents but make changes to enhance the way you approach society and the many obstacles of life.

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Excellent Listen

Excellent listen. This audiobook is both heartening and heartbreaking. It in an emotional rollercoaster that deals with inspiration, loss, betrayal, love, and a religious journey. It also gives an intimate perspective about becoming a man and putting oneself out there. thanks author.