• The Berets

  • Brotherhood of War, Book 5
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,124 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

They were the chosen ones - and the ones who chose to be the best. Never before had the United States given so select a group of fighting men such punishing preparation. Now they were heading for their ultimate test of skill and nerve and sacrifice, in a war unlike any they or their country had ever fought before, in a land that most of America still knew nothing about - Vietnam...

©1986 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Griffin has captured the rhythms of army life and speech, its rewards and deprivations... Captivating.” ( Publishers Weekly)

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Griffin at his best

Brotherhood of War is the series that introduced me to WEB Griffin. All of these characters are like old friends. I was so excited when I saw that the series was being offered by Audible.

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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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Amazing Lowell

I just can't put these books down. They just keep coming up on my ipod. I like the Lowell character best: he's filthy rich but is engaged by work in the Army. Confined to staff puke work, he continues to amaze, then punches the pooch. On to book #6, The Generals.

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Brotherhood Extraordinaire

It took me a little longer to be totally hooked on Griffin's Brotherhood of War series especially after reading his spectacular Corps & Presidential Agent series initially BUT that being said by Book 4 I was totally hooked. I read a few other types of books between book 3 & 4 and discovered within the first few minutes of Book 4 that there are very few authors like Griffin out there who grab your interest and write so elegantly about the victories and failures of events and people.

This is at least the third book of this series that left me with tears of gladness with a pinch of sadness at the end of the book.

I wholeheartedly recommend this series as well as any other writings of W.E.B Griffin. I am also a big fan of the fabulous narration by Eric G. Dove.

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WEB is a brilliant author

the narrator brings this story of and interesting characters to life and the combination paints a picture in your mind

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Bravo

Best one of brotherhood series so far. You got get through the others to enjoy this one

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Great Story

Overall production excellent. U.S. ARMY veteran's critique: Narrator should probably learn U.S. military pro-words, terms & abbreviations (not always easy) before performance. Otherwise, excellent!

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A continuation of the series - start with book 1

Excellent series in a Military setting

If you liked W.E.B Griffin's "Corp" series, you'll also like this series, “Brotherhood of War”. They are very similar in style, although the characters and stories are all different. As with "Corp", this series is really about people and the trials and challenges of their lives, and much less about the actual wars during with the books are set. The 9 books in the series follow the principle characters thru promotions and ensuing wars over 20 years, spanning from the mid 40’s to the mid 60’s. You most definitely should start with book 1 in the series, The Lieutenants.

These books are about character development and growth in the military setting. I love the military background and the details of life for career service men and women, perhaps because it’s a world I never experienced. I have the greatest respect and admiration for our service men and women, although I never served. There’s no doubt that part of my enjoyment of these books is seeing the inner workings of a life I never experienced – but this review is coming from a guy who was never there.

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Riveting Stories

I reluctantly started this series, though I have enjoyed W.E.B. Griffin books for many years. The story was intriguing. The interwoven historical timeline and storyline were compelling. Another well done for The Master.

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the fifth time with this book or audible series

I truly love the series I've read the books three times and listen to the series twice. w e b Griffin is a master storyteller and a wonderful saga writer. I look forward to going through the whole series again in 2 years it's like coming home