Retired human resources professional and manager, who enjoys history and police and law novels (especially series). A USAF veteran of VN.
Great characters and compelling story lines that carry through a whole series.
Enjoyed the early portion of the
Great reader. Talks like the GIs I remember.
Story line and characters are well done. Plot moves along at a great pace, however, coarse language, especially f---, is over done.
I realize military jargon is often coarse, but somehow I felt the author could have been a little more colorfully creative, especially as his primary character is supposed to be multi-lingual.
The Corps, The Brotherhood of the War and the Men Blue series are 3 different takes on different jobs (Marines, Army, Police) from up to 80 years ago. Historical fiction of the type like Michael and Jeff Shaara amd Herman Wouk, but with an agreeable "voice" that rooes a viewer in. Shifts to one of the many different subplots are well-timed and make it difficult to put down. I first read started this series almost 30 years and although this is my first Audible tour of the stories, I've read each and every book over a dozen times. Absolutely magical!
I have read this and all his other series several times. I am able to enjoy both his characters and his style each time I experience them. I am glad they are on Audible because once again I am able to enjoy the initial experiences of The Corp. Way to go, Mr. Griffin.
I love this series, but the performance left much to be desired. Ken McCoy is a strong dynamic character but the narrator made him sound like some weak chinned lame individual. Didn't care for that at all. They really need to better match the voice with the character.
A good balance of character development, story, and combat.
This first book in the series takes us up to the beginning of the War in the Pacific, from the vantage point of the USMC. This book is not a blow by blow military combat novel. The movement towards war is almost, or actually is, secondary or tertiary.
The narration is solid.