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Author: Adam Makos Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781624609848

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Chronicling the United States Marine Corps’ actions in the Pacific theater of operations, Voices of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum—whose exploits were featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific—and their marine buddies from the legendary First Marine Division.

Following fifteen marines from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa 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 unflinching honesty, these marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found—and lost—and the aftermath of the war’s impact on their lives.

With unprecedented access to the veterans and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice.

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  • “A fantastic, deeply moving collection of stories told by the men who were actually there.”

    - Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Imagine a last conversation with your father or grandfather who fought in World War II, only this time he tells you the stories he always held back. That’s Voices of the Pacific.”

    - Larry Alexander, New York Times bestselling author
  • “These are the true—and terrifying—stories of combat marines struggling against a fanatical enemy on the far-flung islands of the Pacific. A powerful new book.”

    - Dale Dye, military advisor for Band of Brothers and The Pacific
  • “Like a Higgins landing craft, Voices of the Pacific rumbles to our literary shores without pretense to deliver first-person accounts of war with the same gut-level realism as the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan.”

    - Bob Welch, author of Resolve
  • “An impressive array of personal stories from the nightmarish fights on islands such as Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima, all delivered in a simple, poignant narrative that readers will adore.”

    - Ian Gardner, author of Tonight We Die As Men

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About the Author

Adam Makos is a journalist, historian, and editor of the military magazine Valor. In his fifteen years of work in the military field, he has interviewed countless veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and present-day wars. He has flown a B-17 bomber and a T-38 fighter with the Air Force and was one of the few journalists privileged to examine Air Force One with its pilots. In pursuit of a story, Makos met presidents, had tea with Prince Charles, and toured the DMZ border in Korea with American troops. The high point of his work occurred in 2008, when he traveled to Iraq to accompany the 101st Airborne and Army Special Forces on their hunt for al-Qaeda terrorists.

About the Narrator

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.