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I read these book when I was a young private in the Patricia's. I read them as fast as I could and read them all. Actually I read all the military books Griffin put out. I put off buying these audio books because I was afraid they might turn out as bad as Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Identity. I read that book multiple times and jumped at the audiobook when became available. I found out that some books shouldn't be narrated, and the narrator is as important as the author, The Bourne Identity is a case in point.
I was afraid this series was going to be the same, but bought The Lieutenants when it went on sale. I ended up listening to it straight through, and then bought all the Brotherhood of War books. The narration brings these book to life, I don't what else to say other than Eric G. Dove is in the ranks of Allyson Johnson, LJ Ganser, Stefan Rudnicki, Marc Vietor, William Dufris, and Mark Boyett. If you like military stories, historical fiction then you should enjoy this series.
I like Dick Hill more as narrator than Eric Dove, and I found the character development in this book much weaker than Griffin's Presidential Agent series or the Corps Series. It's OK, but no more. I MIGHT try the Captains just to see if the characters continue and grow in the telling. I remember I didn't find Book 1 of the Corps series anywhere near as good as the follow-ups so maybe the Brotherhood of War will follow the same pattern. I'll read the reviews.
I found that it took a while for me to get into this but as it built and stories and characters developed I really got into it it. In fact, I finished the second half in two days. Will definitely get the next one in the series with so many characters to like.
...but does anyone listen before it is released? Or is the producer as much of a dunce as the narrator? Did W.E.B. Griffin hear it? What does he think? As an ex G.I. stationed in Germany and Europe for 10 years the constant mispronunciation of every single German word is quite annoying. The words were not pronounced the way Germans say them NOR the way Americans say them. Just annoying, didn't ruin a great book though.
This is a great story that you have to read or listen to a second time to catch anything you might have missed the first time.
Great Story! Great Characters
This story grabs you right from the start and you don't want to stop till it's done
A book that kept my interest--page after page. I listened to it almost entirely. It begins in WWII and goes on through the end of the 40s. The characters appear, at first, not to be Lieutenants...but, then it becomes apparent that the lieutenants are the purpose of the story. Exciting listen!
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
The Brotherhood of War series superbly captures the times, people, and military of from the tail end of WWII through the Vietnam War.
It follows several characters throughout the series (per Wikipedia) which make me very happy as I am rather fond of a few of them at the end of this first book. I enjoy a series where you have a chance to get to know the characters more than most single books can portray by taking them through several years of their lives.
The book also helped instill in me a curiosity for world events of the time especially after reading the Wikipedia entry which lists the real life people some of the characters in the book were based upon.
W.E.B. Griffin's series Presidential Agent & Corps are still my favorite series but I enjoyed the first book of this one enough to download the second so we will see where I am at after,
I am a small business owner, writer and frequent traveler. Audio books are my constant companions
Lieutenants are military officers correct? They fight right? Not in this very disappointing soap opera. An excellent performance is wasted on this book that is overloaded with backstory. This book is hours of character summaries forced into the post WWII context with nothing of value to say about either. The sudden ending comes out of nowhere which is exactly where this book was heading, Glad it is over.
People may think that I am being prude in saying this but can we not curtail the language? This has good history content, good story line, but I would not be able to have my younger daughter listen to this book due to obsessive language. I believe we can have integrity in writing while allowing the story to dictate instead of the shock of words.
narrator did o.k.
most all, I had no idea wher this book was going....
i have be a listener since almost the begining. I have never failed to finish a book. there is a first time for everything. This is it! the worst, no plot, no point, goes no where.... i really tried to get through it I just couldnt do it.....