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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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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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  • PismoPat
  • Central Coast of California
  • 05-06-12

Get The Lieutenants First

What made the experience of listening to The Captains the most enjoyable?

The history of the characters that was started in The Lieutenants.

What other book might you compare The Captains to and why?

Semper Fi and Call To Arms. These books are very much like The Lieutenants and The Captains in style, but the stories are different. All 4 of these books are all 5 star reads. The are similar in that they tell their stories through the experiences of the principal characters. You're right in the action with these guys.

Which scene was your favorite?

General Black chewing out the Captain of the hospital ship. Black, you find, really takes chewing out officers to the level of art. He really knows how to be a general.

Any additional comments?

To really enjoy this book, you'll want to get The Lieutenants first. I just noticed that The Majors joined Audible and will be downloading that one next.If you liked Semper Fi and Call To Arms, you love this series.

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Good, good, good.

Who was your favorite character and why?

CW Howell.

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

He falters a bit at Army lingo, but overall I like his style.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

I figured out that reading a series one book after another doesn't work with Griffin's method of writing. I read the entire Presidential series that way and got thoroughly irritated with the re-hashing of the previous books. By allowing a month or so to elapse between books I enjoyed this second in the series much more. I look forward to "The Majors".

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  • Paul
  • Altoona, IA, United States
  • 03-15-12

Continuation of a great historical yarn

What did you love best about The Captains?

W. E. B. Griffin develops his characters extremely well and you think you have met them during your days in the Service.

What other book might you compare The Captains to and why?

I like The Corp and Brotherhood of War series as well as Lonesome Dove.

Any additional comments?

These are new performances.