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Publisher's Summary

They were the leaders, the men who made the decisions that change the outcome of battles... and the fate of continents. From the awesome landing at Normandy to the torturous campaigns of the South Pacific, from the frozen hills of Korea to the devastated wastes of Dien Bien Phu, they had earned their stars. Now they led America’s finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a new kind of war, but the Generals led a new kind of army, ready for battle - and glory....

©1990 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“A major work... magnificent... powerful. If books about warriors and the women who love them were given medals for authenticity, insight and honesty, The Brotherhood of War would be covered with them.” (William Bradford Hule)

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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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Excellent, though the ending felt abrupt

I have adored listening to this series, following the various characters introduced in book 1, and also enjoying those brought in at different points and even with this 6th book in the series. The vivid characters and suspenseful stories and plots woven throughout kept me constantly wanting to listen. I am disappointed, though, that this book which seems to lead into a transition of characters in the Brotherhood of War, gives minimal insights into how their stories end and none about their collective ties to one another. I sincerely hope I am wrong and that some characters will bridge into the remaining books of the series, but the character summaries in the epilogue suggest otherwise.

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Great book

Awesome series, well produced. I would suggest a great read g ir anyone with military service.

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foul language

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?


The author used foul and vile language when it was totally not necesssary

What could W. E. B. Griffin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not using vile language when it was not at all necessary

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

good

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment at such poor choice of words

Any additional comments?

Having served in the US Army and service in Vietnam conflict, no one talked as vile as this writer would have one believe. It was so bad, when he did not know what to write he wrote foul lines.

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  • David
  • West Olive, MI, United States
  • 08-10-15

Great story, selfish ending

Where does The Generals: Brotherhood of War, Book 6 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Well written. I always thought Lowel was just selfish but caring guy. He had so many friends. But, in the end he thought of himself. He lost all his friends and The POW wife lost everything! She lost her good name, family and her children. Sad ending.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved how the army was finally going to right a wrong and get Lowell promoted, and given more responsibility. Also I liked the politics and back room maneuvers.

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

So many characters but Lowell, as flawed as he was, made you care about him. Which is why we all were so disappointed when he fails so spectacular. However in the end he just showed he's a self centered narcissist.

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

It made me angry then sad. I was angry with Lowell and Mrs Sims. By 1970 the Vietnam War was winding down. Nixon was pulling out the troops and by 1971, and it was only a matter of time and patience.

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Great books

I've always enjoyed Griffins books I own most of them but to have them on audio is great.

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loved it ,

This was a very good book, no outstanding . I would recommend this to anyone who was or is looking for a good story .

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Dissappointed

Where does The Generals: Brotherhood of War, Book 6 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have enjoyed the whole series but was disappointed that WEB Grffin decided to end it only to put it back up with repeated and redundant episodes in books 8 & 9.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Craig Lowell is an AWESOME character and WEB Griffin made him come alive.

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

No but he does a GREAT job in all of WEB Griffins books.

If you could take any character from The Generals: Brotherhood of War, Book 6 out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Craig Lowell is AWESOME!

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A review

Entertaining series. A bit of inaccuracy in some details of military hardware such as the caliber of the M-60 machine gun and the Huey slick.

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Generals?

Book 6 of the Brotherhood series finds our heroes conducting operations during the Vietnam Conflict. Their characters are further developed and they continue to act in the same way that they always have, except they're older and "wiser."? It isn't much, really, about the generals...rather, continues to develop all the characters. I enjoyed the book and am already on to number 7, "The Aviators;" which seems to write over some of the epilogue from "The Generals".