Crossings: A Doctor-Soldiers Story Audiobook, by Jon Kerstetter Play Audiobook Sample

Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier's Story Audiobook

Crossings: A Doctor-Soldiers Story Audiobook, by Jon Kerstetter Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Paul Woodson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781681688244

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Longest Chapter Length:

45:52 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10:06 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

26:06 minutes

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In Iraq, as a medic and officer, Jon Kerstetter balanced two impossibly conflicting imperatives—to heal and to kill. When he suffered an injury and then a stroke during his third tour, he wound up back home in Iowa, no longer able to be either a doctor or a soldier. In this gorgeous memoir that moves from his impoverished upbringing on an Oneida reservation, to his harrowing stints as a volunteer medic in Kosovo and Bosnia, through the madness of Iraq and his intense mandate to assemble a team to identify the remains of Uday and Qusay Hussein, and the struggle afterward to come to terms with a life irrevocably changed, Kerstetter beautifully illuminates war and survival, the fragility of the human body, and the strength of will that lies within.

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“Kerstetter emotionally describes his recovery, the end of his medical career, and the process of relearning that led to this memoir…Recommended for readers who enjoy war memoirs and for anyone looking for a moving life story.”

— Library Journal 


  • “A new generation of storytellers will emerge from this latest iteration of the terror wars…[Crossings is a] powerful reminder of why we should listen.”

    — Wall Street Journal
  • “The author’s medical perspective on his own condition and critical therapeutic moments adds depth to an already solid story. An inspiring memoir.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

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About Jon Kerstetter

Jon Kerstetter received his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, and his MFA degree from Ashland University in Ohio. He served as a combat physician and flight surgeon for the US Army and completed three combat tours in Iraq. His writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, River Teeth, and other literary journals.

About Paul Woodson

Paul Woodson has won SOVAS & Earphones awards, and has recorded close to 350 audiobooks in many different genres—including romance, fiction, history, biography, and mystery—in American and British accents—and received his BFA in acting at Boston University. In his theater days, he worked in many NYC shows, toured the USA and Europe, and starred in NYC as Vincent van Gogh in the sung-through, OOBR Award–winning musical Vincent. He enjoys backpacking the Appalachian Trail and visiting national parks in his spare time. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.