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The Captains Audiobook

The Captains: The Brotherhood of War Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Arthur Raleigh, NC, United States 07-19-15
    Arthur Raleigh, NC, United States 07-19-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Goat meat?"
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    I'm going to separate the text of the book from the audio version read by Eric G. Dove. Dove does a great job characterizing the voices of various English speakers. But, as others have pointed out, he clearly knows nothing about the military. But the real knee slapper for me is the way he pronounces non-English words. The German "Gott mit uns" (God with us) comes out at "Goat meat uns". The Japanese "ichi" comes out as "itchy". Hard to concentrate on the story when there are these verbal land mines every few minutes.

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    CHARLES 04-16-15
    CHARLES 04-16-15
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    "typical Griffin, and that's a good thing"

    Its a saga . In my view, its too short. Well narrated. Engaging characters
    I am ready for the next installment

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    Michael Hall Olympia, WA United States 03-22-15
    Michael Hall Olympia, WA United States 03-22-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Guilty Pleasure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Captains to be better than the print version?

    I don't know since I haven't read the print version - but I expect the audio would be better since the narration is so terrific.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Captains?

    What? You want me to give a spoiler like this? I will try to be vague and say "The Formal Disciplinary Proceeding Near The End." Lowell proves himself again to be, despite his background, an incredible and loyal friend.


    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His cadence is brilliant - especially in this book, which is less about battle and more about people. He is lousy at female voices though!


    Who was the most memorable character of The Captains and why?

    Lowell, of course. The book is almost entirely about him. We learn much more about the character than in The Lieutenants - he is a good and thoughtful man, outward appearances to the contrary.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't know why I love these books so much, but I do. They're not especially well-written, they are hardly intellectual, and they use - probably appropriately for the times - the Words You Cannot Speak. (The very frequent use of the n-word, including in places where it wasn't necessary, and the completely unnecessary use of the c-word, are the only reasons I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars).

    What these books are is exciting and a little bit touching. I can't wait to listen to the next one in the series!

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    K. James 01-29-15
    K. James 01-29-15
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    "I am really enjoying this series. Well performed!"

    The writing is enjoyable, and I really have enjoyed the progress of the story. Eric Dove has been excellent in his performance.

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    George 10-02-14
    George 10-02-14
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    "Movin On"

    Second in a long series takes our heroes through the Korean Conflict. There is lots of action and they all come out of it --some not unscathed. On to "The Majors"!

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    John Collins 06-04-14
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    "Good listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good historical fiction. Facts and fiction mixed.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lowell. Always a pain in the butt to superiors.


    Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

    Felter.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Elsa's death.


    Any additional comments?

    I like most of Griffin's work.

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    jrrich 01-01-14
    jrrich 01-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Soap opera for men"

    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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    Amazon Customer 03-04-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great character development is continues"

    Again, WEB Griffin pulls you into the lives of the men in the Brotherhood of War.

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    James Shawnee, Ok, United States 02-16-13
    James Shawnee, Ok, United States 02-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely Hooked!"

    Get these in order. Awesome story and action. What a series! This series will be a hit with all genres. I highly recomend this series to all. This is the first time I have downloaded an entire series after hearing the first two books. Worth twice the price.

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    Ray 09-17-12
    Ray 09-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Some of Griffins best work"
    Would you listen to The Captains again? Why?

    yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Captains?

    The Pusan break out


    Any additional comments?

    Griffins early work and some of his best. Well worth the listen,

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