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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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    John Anderson 01-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Finally!!"
    What did you love best about The Lieutenants?

    This is a series that is about life in the military, but has super character development. I've read the entire series several times and still enjoy going back. Listening to the performance is a differenet experience.


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

    The only other series of books following a set of characters that compares is Tom Clancy's


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

    I use the recording of the book to escape during excercise, yard work, etc. so I don't do it all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series....hopefully the others in this series will be available soon!!!!!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 07-23-12
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Like "M-A-S-H", loved The Lieutenants book one."

    This was my first W.E.B. Griffin book and I absolutely loved it. It was similar to the t.v. series “M-A-S-H” where you got to know the characters, their heroics and their failures in their military and personal lives. I loved the character Lowell who was a rich kid that was drafted into the Army and in his teens.

    The book gives a great image of military culture and the brotherhood of soldiers. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series! So glad I found this author and this book.

    Eric G. Dove was a great reader/performer too!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-14-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-14-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "First book in the Brotherhood of War series"

    This novel is set in 1946 at the end of WWII and was first released in 1982; it is still great today. I believe that this is the first novel written by William Edward Butterworth III using the pen name W.E.B. Griffin. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Eric G. Dove narrates very well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    CBDC Washington, DC USA 06-19-14
    CBDC Washington, DC USA 06-19-14 Member Since 2017
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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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    Anonymous! 02-11-12
    Anonymous! 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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    stan barber 02-22-12
    stan barber 02-22-12 Member Since 2016
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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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    Jw Sahuarita, AZ, United States 06-06-17
    Jw Sahuarita, AZ, United States 06-06-17
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    "Outstanding series"
    What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eric Dove's performance is amazing, his command of accents and his vocal range is truly impressive.


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    "Excellent"

    As excellent as expected ! I have been a longtime fan of the writings of W.E.B. Griffin.

    Wyman Gavelin.

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    Liane Bryson San Diego, CA USA 04-19-17
    Liane Bryson San Diego, CA USA 04-19-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Good story, painful pronounciation"

    This is another good read from W E B Griffin, who can be relied on to tell a good military themed tale. Interesting characters and several
    Good story threads. What was disappointing was the narrator's lack the of understanding of how to pronounce German words, to a degree that was painful for anyone who knows the language even a little.

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