• You'll Be Sor-ree!

  • A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War
  • By: Sid Phillips
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sid Phillips's account of his experiences in the 1st Marine Division fighting on Guadalcanal in the early days of World War II.

©2010 Sid Phillips (P)2011 Tantor

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"For anyone who cares abou the human dimension of war - its cost and its heroism - Sid Phillips' book is a must-[listen]." (Ken Burns)

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A good read.

Not as deep as Helmet For My Pillow or With The Old Breed, but still an interesting collection of stories about the experiences of a young Marine in WW2. The afterward section at the very end has a few odd moments though.

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Fun read until the last chapter

Is a fun complement to (the superior, but more serious) “With the Old Breed” and “Helmet for My Pillow.” The last chapter “Reflections” almost ruined the book for me. I take no offense to anyone’s faith, but the random ranting about how evolution doesn’t exist, atheists aren’t really atheists, and that our nation needs to “turn back to God” was out of place and bizarre. The turning back to God was especially tone deaf considering a major reason for Japan’s extremism was society’s dedication to their god (the emperor).

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Wonderful

One of my favorite books of ever listen to. I honestly wish it was twice as long.

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Emotionally Uplifting

So delightful! I am tempted to start listening all over again. The final chapter should be etched in granite.

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You'll Be Sor-ee

A tipical story of the Korean War, but I would still recommend it to others.

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  • Duncan Connell
  • 08-08-22

A great wee memoir

Philips memoir is another great addition to the multitude of first hand accounts on the US Marines in ww2. especially in terms of the early years.

Philips seems to skip over the grizzly details of battle in favour of focusing on the thoughts and feelings during his time in the Marines, especially when talking about the lighterhearted momentd he and his fellow Marines experienced. which is a refreshing take on things.

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  • Padre
  • 01-10-21

Unassuming, cheerful account of Marine life

Most potential readers will be familiar with the ‘Pacific’ miniseries and Eugene Sledge and Robert Leckie’s accounts of the same or related events. Phillip’s account is more upbeat perhaps reflecting his sunny personality and relatively less traumatic experience.

Interestingly like the other two authors he expresses strong Christian views largely ignored in the TV series. He also emphasises the power of dark humour in coping with the intense stress of battle and boredom in between action.

Definitely worth listening to.

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  • Michael B.
  • 02-25-17

Interesting recollection of an amazing Marine

Good book, well narated. Bit more light hearted than with the old breed or helmet for my pillow. Did not like the author's opinion on evolution at the end. Totally unrelated to subject of book. lost a star for it.