Listening To Ghosts, Second Edition is an accounting of Bob Stockton’s reminiscences while coming of age in a Northeastern blue collar neighborhood, his subsequent escape to the United States Navy and his twenty year career as an enlisted man in the Cold War and Vietnam era. Written in the first person, Bob Chronicles the many adventures—and misadventures— of his Navy career in frank, candid and politically incorrect language.
This second edition, written by the author of the first edition, features new illustrations, streamlined chapters and previously unpublished content.
Listening To Ghosts is a memoir in which the courageous author, Bob Stockton, takes his readers on the journey of his life. Listening to Ghosts can only be described as a poignant, inspiring, proud piece of non-fiction that will certainly inspire and captivate you; his phenomenal book kept me reading for hours on end, and I am sure it will for new readers and sure it has for old readers. Listening to Ghosts indeed is a phenomenal book, it may be early on in my review, but I would already implore you lovely readers to read this book because it is unlike anything you will ever read.
Listening To Ghosts is written and narrated by the wonderful Bob Stockton. Bob gives his readers privileged access to his life, from boyhood to adulthood. Bob starts his tale by letting his readers know about his upbringing in what he describes as a “northeastern blue-collar neighborhood”, already I adored learning about his roots; I always love when somebody comes from a hard-working background so at this point I was already captivated by his extraordinary tale. Bob will then take his readers on the journey of when he joined the United States Navy. As a Marine’s wife, I adore the military, and so I was so pleased when I could feel the proudness in Bob’s words. Bob goes on to have a decorated, incredible, memorable career in the Navy in which he fulfilled many crucial roles and experienced a great variety of events. He candidly speaks about the time he served in the Cold War and around the Vietnam era. For me this made for the perfect read, he was brazenly honest about everything that happened and how he felt, this is insightful, not only for a humans curiosity but also on a historical level as he gives the reader great historical insight. Most history books are written by people who never served or never experienced its events, so to read a book from somebody who has, is just magnificent.
Bob Stockton’s story is incredible, and a reader would struggle to not fall in love with his astonishing history and brilliance as a human. His energy and passion shine off the page and into the reader’s heart. Bob perfectly captivates his reader’s attention from the very first page of his book thanks to his impeccable narration and flawless writing. The writing within this text is superb and could not be any better, it is written in an easy to read, perfect, flawless way which will make its readers race through this book and turn the pages with haste. Bob Stockton truly is an incredible talent, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice and read this excellent book of his!
To summarise my thoughts on Listening to Ghosts, I would write – if you are a reader who has a taste for military memoirs and military history, then Listening to Ghosts is undoubtedly for you. It is an honest, incredible, poignant tale in which you will be engrossed from page beginning to end. Bob’s honest writing will make you fall in love with this book as well as him and his story so please, read this wonderful book and be captivated! Listening to Ghosts gets Five Stars from me!
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