They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they honorably answered the call. War - it was their duty, their job, their life. They marched off as boys and they came back - those who made it - as soldiers and professionals forged in the heat of battle....
©1986 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“An American epic.” (Tom Clancy)
At first I wondered why the book was titled the Lieutenants. The narrative just didn't seem to fit the title, not that I minded but it seemed to talk about the Colonels and Generals and not the Lieutenants. After awhile it became clear that two Lieutenants were the central focus of this book. If Audible had the second book of the series "The Captains I would have down loaded it right now. I will when it is available. Good stuff.
This is a series that is about life in the military, but has super character development. I've read the entire series several times and still enjoy going back. Listening to the performance is a differenet experience.
The only other series of books following a set of characters that compares is Tom Clancy's
I use the recording of the book to escape during excercise, yard work, etc. so I don't do it all in one sitting.
Great series....hopefully the others in this series will be available soon!!!!!
This was my first W.E.B. Griffin book and I absolutely loved it. It was similar to the t.v. series “M-A-S-H” where you got to know the characters, their heroics and their failures in their military and personal lives. I loved the character Lowell who was a rich kid that was drafted into the Army and in his teens.
The book gives a great image of military culture and the brotherhood of soldiers. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! So glad I found this author and this book.
Eric G. Dove was a great reader/performer too!
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 have a habit of re-
I like his delivery. Got a couple of yuks at his pronunciation of foreign words, but I usually do from most narrators.
Imagine my dismay when, on finishing
Narrator should have had someone teach him how to pronouce the german words in the book. Made me angry everytime he pronouced even the small words incorrectly.
DO NOT LET THIS GUY NARRATE ANOTHER BOOK THAT HAS OTHER WORDS THAN ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!
I read this series years ago and enjoyed it a great deal. I am happy to see Griffin's earlier work finally available through audible.com. His earlier books seem to be better than his recent work.
Everything - especially the story
Nice job - fantastic character voices
Thanks! Please hurry with the remainder of this fantastic series. One of the best in our lifetime!
This is another good read from W E B Griffin, who can be relied on to tell a good military themed tale. Interesting characters and several
Good story threads. What was disappointing was the narrator's lack the of understanding of how to pronounce German words, to a degree that was painful for anyone who knows the language even a little.
One might assume that this is a book or series usually read by men, and I imagine that is so, given the military setting. However, from a woman's perspective I would offer this... for anyone interested even mildly in the military and/or also history and the beauty and triumphs of humanity in the most adverse of circumstances, this book is for you. The characters and their stories are intriguing, and every one of them leaves you wanting to know what's coming next. It was extremely difficult to stop listening at any given time and I can hardly wait to start the next book in the series!
I liked this entire reading. It was a great story bringing all the small stories together. I don't want to spoil anything...you have to listen to all of it and remember names because everybody is important. I am looking forward to the captains!
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