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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Maybe, as a Marine who went thru boot camp some 30 years ago I was looking forward to a book on what it was like to do it when the book was written. What I got was a book that was maybe a 1/4 of that with a lot of history, Sociology, politics and a various unrelated stories about Marines and the various stages of life. I enjoyed it but it was not the book I was hoping for.
If you’ve listened to books by Thomas E. Ricks before, how does this one compare?
No I haven't.
What does Robin Bloodworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Did Making the Corps inspire you to do anything?
As a marine it made me want to seek out more of my fellow marines.
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
I was kind of looking for a hard core book about the suffering in boot camp. Kind of like what was depicted in full metal jacket. This story was more of a documentary on the philosophy of being a marine. I finished the story but it wasn’t my cup of tea.
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