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Publisher's Summary

It's Christmas time in Madison, Wisconsin. It is the early stages of the Iraq War, which has conjured up memories for a bread man raised by a Vietnam Vet.

If that weren’t enough to bring back these unwanted memories, his boss at the Bread Depot is an ex-Master Gunnery Marine Drill Sergeant who served in the Gulf War.

On Christmas Eve, his father calls to tell him that he has cancer, and that he has Agent Orange.

Depressed and suffering from insomnia, can he come to grips with his past, and heal the wounds that haunt him?

©2020 Justin John Scheck (P)2021 Justin John Scheck

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SO MOVING!

Listening to this book will move you. I know family members and friends who have served in the military and this book was so inspiring. I got a little teary eyed at some points. Such a great book and a great job on the narration. Definitely worth it!

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Poignant, Powerful and Perverted (but in good way

I haven't listened (or read) such a good book in a while, and I have to say that I REALLY enjoyed Memoirs of a Bread Man.

The dialogue was truly authentic and humourous at times. Perfect choice for a narrator. Nailed the tone and pace of this intense and powerful story.

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Inspiring Perspective

When I listened to this, I heard my grandfather. I heard the voices of he and other veterans I have known over the years.

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Great listen

I enjoyed the narrator speaking and the overall storyline. What makes this book a great listen is the overall storyline and characters that the author explains. What also makes this audiobook memorable is the topics and scenes that really brings the audiobook and the story to life. Very engaging.

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Really solid story.

I want to start by saying how much I love this narrator. It's not my first book of his, and I love what he can do. Great story. A very American story, and the kind we don't hear enough. Really enjoyable.

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A Haunting story that is beautifully done

An extremely well written story that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. The story talks about the trails and tribulations faced by the vets of this country, and is further made much more deeper, emotional, and haunting by the personal dilemmas and struggles of the protagonist. It beautifully deals with complex ideas like War veterans, PTSD, Depression and Cancer. Narration is done extremely well and brings out the life in the characters and their dialogues.

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Therapeutic personal memoir

This was part of the author’s therapeutic process to work through his father’s life changing decision to serve in Vietnam and years later passing from agent orange caused cancer. He faces hard topics and talks about his own mental illness. A brave book that may appeal to those who are interested in the effects of war on the lives of soldiers.

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Not for the faint hearted, yet highly absorbing

This is for the faint hearted, this story takes you down a harrowing road of ear memories, cancer, and depression.
However, it is well written and the story flows well. A promising writer in the making.

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Good narration - at times haunting

I liked Scheck’s narration of what appears to be his own book. The voice accompanies the story of this book well, which is very much about haunting memories and depressing news and how one can survive and even redeem oneself.

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My Heart

Brooks Corley, has the gruff, worldly voice which is just right for this short but heart felt book.

Thus book will tug at your heart . PTSD , the out come of an forgotten agent. How to over come, forget, forgive, after serving your country.
Short but powerful.