Jonathan Hendricks




"What an absolutely wonderful short story! Like the author, I grew up as a military brat. My own brother spent 11 years in the Marines. I didn't have nearly as much tragedy in my life as Mr. Hendricks, but it's clear that this has helped shape his narrative, Rite of Passage. It was truly an unexpected ride that I didn't see coming. I don't want to spoil the premise by giving away the story's coolest element, but I do want to encourage anyone to read this; especially if you were in the military (or have a fondness for such).

I'm not ashamed to admit that tears came to my eyes. That's a sign of a great story, in my opinion. I FELT something. At the end of the day, that's why we read; to escape and to feel something. Great Storytellers are masters at making us forget where we are, and experience something from another perspective. That's what happened here.

I'll definitely be on the lookout for more from Jonathon Hendricks! A+"

                                                                                                                       Fishsticks McWhiskers

"As a current military member, this book really hit home for me. The Rite of Passage took me on an emotional roller coaster that I will not soon forget. It is astonishing at how strong humans can be and what they can endure through life. While reading this book I found myself looking back at my own life and the choices I have made. Mr Hendricks truly did an incredible job in sharing this emotionally charged book, his choice of descriptive words sucked me in and grabbed a hold of me. I cannot stop picturing the different scenes and challenges that come about in the book, they certainly got me choked up a few different points. Overall, I highly enjoyed this audio book and will be listening to it a few more times. I have long drives on a regular basis, I plan to listen to it again later this week."