Making the Corps

  • by Thomas E. Ricks
  • Narrated by Robin Bloodworth
  • 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The United States Marine Corps, with its proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Making the Corps visits the front lines of boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina. Here, old values are stripped away and new Marine Corps values are forged. Best-selling author Thomas E. Ricks follows these men from their hometowns, through boot camp, and into their first year as Marines. As three fierce drill instructors fight a battle for the hearts and minds of this unforgettable group of young men, a larger picture emerges, brilliantly painted, of the growing gulf that divides the military from the rest of America.
Included in this edition is an all-new afterword from the author that examines the war in Iraq through the lens of the Marines from Platoon 3086, giving listeners an on-the-ground view of the conflict from those who know it best.

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Interesting though now a little dated

Would you listen to Making the Corps again? Why?

Probably not. As I say its now a little dated. I would certainly listen to a more uptodate version


What did you like best about this story?

The content is well researched and thought provoking


Have you listened to any of Robin Bloodworth’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No, though he is a good narrator


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed finding out what happened to the characters later in their lives


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios