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The Captains Audiobook

The Captains: The Brotherhood of War Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

It was more than an incident: It was a deadly assault across the 38th parallel. It was the Korean War. In the fear and the frenzy of battle, those who had served with heroism before were called again by America to man the trenches and sandbag bunkers. From Pusan to the Yalu, they drove forward with commands too new and tanks too old, brothers in war, bonded together in battle as they had never been in peace....

©2009 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Mike From Mesa
    Mesa, AZ
    31/12/12
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    "Excellent second book"

    I had not expected to write this review. I had already reviewed the first book in this series, The Lieutenants, and the rest of the volumes in the series, in print at least, were every bit as great as that volume when I first read them. There seemed to be nothing I could add about this volume that would contribute anything new.

    The characters are vivid and interesting, their life stories seem both real and representative of people I knew when I served in the military and the environment they live and work in feels real enough to me to almost touch. I am alternating one book of this series with one other book although is hard to force myself not to read through all 9 volumes in a row. So why did I write this review?

    I realized, after completing my review of The Lieutenants, that I had not made clear that these books are not books about war. They are stories about the lives of a group of soldiers from their entry into the US Army through the remainder of their careers. While there are incidents where people are shot and where other violence occurs, the books are not primarily about that violence but rather about their individual lives as they progress through their careers and about the special relationships that exist between soldiers who may, at any time, have to go into hazardous duty and their wives and fellow soldiers and it is the story of the military environment in which they live and work.

    There is no gratuitous violence in any of the books and I felt it was important to point that out to those who may not have yet had the pleasure of reading a book of the series. This review is probably a little late to mention it since most people who are thinking about buying The Captains have probably already read The Lieutenants, but I did want to make this point.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Hill
    Bedford, TX, United States
    17/03/12
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    "The Captains"

    I like it. I can't wait till Audible has the rest of the books in this series available. I just love this type of series.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel K. Patterson
    6/08/14
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    "Does the Narrator Get Paid?"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Good Story


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Story


    What three words best describe Eric G. Dove’s performance?

    LAME LAME LAME

    This guy has no business narrating military stories. 2000hrs is not 2 thousand! An M1 Garand rifle is pronounced with the second "a" vowel long! Ga-ran-d! Pusan ROK the "a" is short! Seriously!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Could you see The Captains being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Find a narrator who would at least research his work

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Terri
    Broomfield, CO, United States
    18/08/13
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    "Korea Here We Come"

    This series definitely concentrates on different aspects of the war and peace time story delving more into the non-battle scenes and more of what makes an officer & a gentleman.

    I enjoy books that take a group of fictional characters and plop them down somewhere in history and this series does not disappoint.

    While it is still not my favorite Griffin series, it is still much better than the most reads out there, hence the 5 stars. On a a purely Griffin scale I would give it 3.5-4 stars.

    The Brotherhood of War series superbly captures the times, people, and military of from the tail end of WWII through the Vietnam War.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • WAYNE
    Colorado Springs, CO, United States
    29/03/12
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    "Brotherhood of War"
    Would you listen to The Captains again? Why?

    This entire series from The Lieutenants to The Generals is excellent, as are the books. The Captains is my favorite. You will feel you personally know the main characters by the time you are finished.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great all round story. Good military research to provide the background the story takes place in.


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mack
    14/06/16
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    "Lousy reader."

    Love this series, but I found the reader wanting, particularly with regard to mispronunciation of certain words and military terms.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • david adams
    29/03/16
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    "Narrator has no military background"

    Narrators without military backgrounds should NOT narrate military books.

    2000 is a time in military terms. Pronounced twenty-hundred. NOT two thousand.

    Also, names of commands are pronounced just as they're written. For example: CINC is pronounced sink. NOT C I N C.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • R. Richard
    Kansas
    3/11/15
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    "Narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Captains to be better than the print version?

    No. It is very good but to an experienced soldier the Narrator just about insures that in this instance the written word is superior.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is a continuation of the outstanding story lines from the Lieutenant’s which was excellent in content and descriptive personalities presented to the listener.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Unfortunately, in just one way: His pronunciation, He really should have researched city and geographic names of Korea


    Who was the most memorable character of The Captains and why?

    Lowell


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arthur
    Raleigh, NC, United States
    19/07/15
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    "Goat meat?"
    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to separate the text of the book from the audio version read by Eric G. Dove. Dove does a great job characterizing the voices of various English speakers. But, as others have pointed out, he clearly knows nothing about the military. But the real knee slapper for me is the way he pronounces non-English words. The German "Gott mit uns" (God with us) comes out at "Goat meat uns". The Japanese "ichi" comes out as "itchy". Hard to concentrate on the story when there are these verbal land mines every few minutes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CHARLES
    16/04/15
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    "typical Griffin, and that's a good thing"

    Its a saga . In my view, its too short. Well narrated. Engaging characters
    I am ready for the next installment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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