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From the best-selling author of A Higher Call and Spearhead comes an unflinching firsthand chronicle of the heroic US Marines who fought on Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and in other pivotal battles during the Pacific War, a classic book now expanded with new stories from the flyboys overhead and the home front at war.

Following 15 Marines from Pearl Harbor, through their battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With vivid, unforgettable detail, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the camaraderie they found, the friends they lost, and the aftermath of the war's impact on their lives.

With unprecedented access to the veterans and unpublished memoirs, Voices of the Pacific presents true stories of heroism as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum - whose exploits were featured in the classic HBO miniseries The Pacific - and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.

©2021 Adam Makos (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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BUY If You Love "The Things Our Fathers Saw..."

Adam Makos, with Marcus Brotherton's contribution, has a masterpiece in this book. This is the expanded edition of the book that has been out for several years. What a gem. The first hand accounts are harrowing, heartbreaking, and completely inspiring. There is no way not to be riveted. Nothing compares to the real stories from individual men, some names recognized and some not known to readers. And having the regular and now the expanded edition, this is an extra special gift. May we never forget the sacrifice.

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Confusing at times

To me it was confusing in trying to keep up with the characters in the way this book is laid out by using one narrator stating their names and another narrator being the voice of all of the characters. A audio book using this kind of format needs a voice for each character. I have enjoyed other books by Mr. Makos tremendously. This one let me down.

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Excellent Book!!

This book was amazing! Highly reccomend for any and everyone! love the history and the Facts.
God Bless the USA
Semper Fidelis

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Only one voice.

Actually, there is only ONE narrator. As it states; “Voices” believed there would be several different narrators, but in fact only one. . Some really good, detailed stories and relates the story of several Marines. Adam Makos always does a great in his research as he has several very well written books; “A Higher Call” and “Spearhead.” This audible book really kept my interest.

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  • 04-27-22

Patriotism at its best

This book is a great example of what patriotism is all about. Every generation should read books like this to truly understand that in America Freedom is not free but exists by the sacrifices of young men and women who served in the military especially during war time.

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An interesting presentation

Adam Makos has written another great historical book about the struggles of the U S Marines fighting under horrible conditions during the island hopping in the Pacific. He made it feel like you were sitting around a campfire listening to the veterans tell their personal stories.

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What a debt we owe to these men.

Moving stories of true heroes and patriots that gave so much. It makes me think about everyone who does nothing but complain about this country and expect to be given everything. We owe these men a profound debt of gratitude.
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Historical Must Read

Absolutely wonderfully written and researched. There are many voices in this book so it can be a bit hard to follow as to which person is speaking. However, the story is a must in understanding the sacrifices endured for our liberty.

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I loved this audio book couldn't turn it off. Wish I could find more like this. Great story great detail and gives u a real account of war in the pacific.