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The Lieutenants Audiobook

The Lieutenants: Book One of the Brotherhood of War Series

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

“An American epic.” (Tom Clancy)

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    CBDC Washington, DC USA 06-19-14
    CBDC Washington, DC USA 06-19-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not anywhere near as good as the Corps 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Allons, TN, United States 04-24-13
    Ron Allons, TN, United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2010

    American patriot, veteran, historical researcher and writer.

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    "Soldier's Stories at their very best"

    I do not know what took me so long to find the Brotherhood of War series, but now that I have, I cannot pull myself away from them. I read and listen to military history with an insatiable desire. I tend to stay away from fiction, but I must say that W.E.B. Griffin weaves a great story line through historical periods, with great characters that draw you in and make you care. He gets it right in both history and mindset. The narration by Eric G. Dove, is very good, however, his pronunciation of some of the German could use some help. In my opinion there is no way your coming away from the Lieutenants, without going on to the next book in the series. Listening entertainment at its best...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 02-11-12
    Susan 02-11-12
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    "Where's the rest of the series???"
    Would you listen to The Lieutenants again? Why?

    I have a habit of re-


    Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I like his delivery. Got a couple of yuks at his pronunciation of foreign words, but I usually do from most narrators.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did.


    Any additional comments?

    Imagine my dismay when, on finishing

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    02-22-12
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    "reader is the worst,can't pronouce simple german"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT LET THIS GUY NARRATE ANOTHER BOOK THAT HAS OTHER WORDS THAN ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kendall 01-31-12
    Kendall 01-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Finally!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lieutenants the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything - especially the story


    What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

    Nice job - fantastic character voices


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks! Please hurry with the remainder of this fantastic series. One of the best in our lifetime!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    bkobleur 02-27-16
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    "I beg you, have a narrator who can pronounce German"

    Best book series ever, completely ruined by the absolute worst German pronunciation. Where is the quality control on this one. My ears are bleeding from his mangling of the many German words and place names. Oh yes, a German accent should never sounds like a Russian accent. Not asking for a native German speaker, but holy cow... Just awful.

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    James Montgomery, TX, United States 12-16-15
    James Montgomery, TX, United States 12-16-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Fiticioua History marks worth the read"

    This booj haa been around aince the early 90s. I am not much of a history buff. So, in the beginning as the author sets up the scene , I admit boredom with lots of yawn. The setup was important to know who. these characters were and representation. I'm glad that I hung in and listened all the way through. There are parts that made me laugh, be frustrated, angry if prejudices implied...erc, etc. This book is worth the read. I will Co tune to read the next booka.

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    Matthew S Barnes 12-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book so so narration"
    If you could sum up The Lieutenants in three words, what would they be?

    narrating monotonous orders


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    plot was ok i was repeatedly distracted by the female narrations by a male voice hard to not be distracted at that you must agree?


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    i liked some of the impersonations some were bad the impersonation of sandy felter was horrible


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    if your going to do something, do it right, think it thru a bit and don't be cheap. if it was me who wrote it id be disappointed in its audible form.....i was disappointed a listener at many points in the story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Richard Kansas 10-30-15
    R. Richard Kansas 10-30-15 Member Since 2012

    Insipid notion guy

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    Would you listen to The Lieutenants again? Why?

    Probably. I like W.E.B. Griffjn;s Story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lowell


    What didn’t you like about Eric G. Dove’s performance?

    THat perhaps he should have studied the enunciation of German words


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No the narrator needs work.


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    Howard Fisher San Jose, CA United States 10-04-15
    Howard Fisher San Jose, CA United States 10-04-15
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    "Wonderful read."

    Read it 4 times, listened to it 3x. And the characters come to life . Griffin hooks you in the beginning , makes you feel like your one of the characters and leaves you wanting more.

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  • Stephen
    5/13/15
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    "Good read by great author"

    I enjoyed this book. The story was engaging and the voice acting was good.
    I've just finished reading Griffin's Corps series, and I'd say the characters in this series aren't quite as engaging as 'The Killer' and Pickering from the Corps books, but a couple do stand out, such as the young Lieutenant and his German girl, and it's certainly still a very good book.
    One thing it's worth noting is that very little of this book actually takes place during WWII, despite what the blurb might lead you to believe. Most of the book occurs in the immediate aftermath of the war in Germany (where the author himself served) and in Greece, where conflicts occurred after WWII. That's not a bad thing, I just thought it was worth pointing out. There's several action sequences during the Greece part of the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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