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W.E.B. Griffin would have you believe that nothing ever happened in the history of the Corps without the inclusion of a good humping. This may be his fantasy of the Corps but it demeans and belittles the men and women who have served with distinction. As a Marine in a family of Marines, I wanted this to be good. The first few chapters killed that hope. The glory of the Corps in WWII will never fade away. This book should and has.
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Super Marine and trash language. If you want to be offended and are just about comic book level of reading this book may be for you. Closest I can describe is Marine Soft Porn. I have nothing against the Military I am proud of our military and their dedication, but this is just the gutter level disgraceful portrayal of our veterans. Negative and depressing.
Narrator is the only positive I really like Dick Hill's narration and he's the only reason I decided to try the book.
Yeah don't listen with any children around.
And Buffalo George
Looks like another great series of books in the mold of the "Brotherhood" US Army books. Our hero is a mustang, commissioned in a strange way; he has a love interest not from his station in life and a good buddy of the same ilk who plays polo. The characters are marvelous, even if they seem to repeat, repeat, repeat. Well read, Dick Hill. And, in the end, the book just ends without fanfare. If I'd not just run out of time on the audio book, it could just continue. Wait! I think it will continue in book 2 :-/
Very well written, brought back memories of boot camp and OCS with the marines. Very true to life war scenes also brought back bad memories of the war and the terrible things that happen to us in it.
Another great story and series! A must read/listen!
Semper Fi was over and done before I knew I was even close to the end of the first novel in this series
You live though the main character in this book and find yourself wanting the best for him. The reader is a bit hard to get use to and this listener would of preferred someone with more range of voices. The story is definitely worth listening to.
Mystery and Fantasy Lover
This is another super WWII series. Charming, lovable characters draw the reader into the drama of war.
I read the first few books as they came out, and gave them to someone to read. Then a few years later bought them again, and re-read them. And bought the others as they were released.
I love this time in US History, and the stories are great, if maybe a bit repetitive in the re-telling of the prior books.
Eric G Dove does The Brotherhood of War series, and does a great job. Dick Hill is pretty bad. I am not sure if he has a speech impediment, ESL, or if it is something else. He sounds like a drunken version of Yogi Bear impersonating Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes. Every statement is emotional and passionate! He describes a bathroom with unbelievable passion. The description of a hat is an incredible experience. No one in these books has any control of their emotions. That does not seem like the military I know. I love these books and am very disappointed with the narration. I will not buy any more of them.
Interesting story about a young man and his going into the Marine Corps. Hope the rest of the series is as good.