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While the big bad corporation has often been the offender in many of the world’s greatest environmental disasters, in the case of the mass poisoning at Camp Lejeune the culprit is a revered institution: the US Marine Corps. For two decades now, revelations have steadily emerged about pervasive contamination, associated clusters of illness and death among the Marine families stationed there, and military stonewalling and failure to act. Mike Magner’s chilling investigation creates a suspenseful narrative from the individual stories, scientific evidence, and smoldering sense of betrayal among those whose motto is undying fidelity. He also raises far-reaching and ominous questions about widespread contamination on US military bases worldwide.
Where does A Trust Betrayed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Who was your favorite character and why?
The courageous marines who would not accept flippant excuses from the bureaucracy. These tenacious, ethical marines stuck together and persevered against the shameful behavior of the Corp they once beloved.
What does Steve Carlson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Clear enunciation and varied rhythm.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Another example of dastardly bureaucratic malfeasance. How do they continue to get away with it??
Any additional comments?
A must "listen" for anyone overly enamored with the Corp or any other government bureaucracy.