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.
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.
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.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
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.
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.
Great all round story. Good military research to provide the background the story takes place in.
The writing is enjoyable, and I really have enjoyed the progress of the story. Eric Dove has been excellent in his 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!!!!!!!!!!!!
Find a narrator who would at least research his work
Good historical fiction. Facts and fiction mixed.
Lowell. Always a pain in the butt to superiors.
I like most of Griffin's work.
this is a great series for the new listeners to web griffin books im workin on getting all of them
the realistic action
I spend about 55 hours a week driving and really enjoy having a good book to pass the miles.
I have really enjoyed this series by W. E. B. Griffin. The character development is great and the narrator, Eric G Dove is very good. This entire series has been like a soap opera for men. I find myself getting attached to some characters and not liking others. There is plenty of military action but there is also some of the day to day stuff that happens in life. The descriptions of the day to day life in the military is very accurate and the details are spot on. The narrator gets most of his terminology right and keeps his characters in their unique style of voice throughout the series. If you're a military history buff or just looking for a good series to start give this one a try.
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