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Battleground: The Corps Series, Book 4 | [W. E. B. Griffin]

Battleground: The Corps Series, Book 4

The story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal. Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way to command a fighter squadron. Lieutenant Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack 'No Middle Initial' Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of the fighting, at a terrible price. And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and a rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal....
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Publisher's Summary

The story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal. Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way to command a fighter squadron. Lieutenant Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack 'No Middle Initial' Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of the fighting, at a terrible price. And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and a rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal....

©2012 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Like his other books, Battleground is hard to put down - and once you’ve turned the last page you can’t help but look forward to the next installment.” (The Orlando Sentinel)

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    Stephen United States 03-11-13
    Stephen United States 03-11-13
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    What made the experience of listening to Battleground the most enjoyable?

    This book continues the excellent merging of the fabulous writing of WEB Griffin and the outstanding narration of Dick Hill. Whenever I listen to The Corps series, I always pull up the maps of the region whre the fighting is described and follow along with the narration. This combination brings the story alive.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dick renders the characters in the story believable and adds the appropriate emotion and voice inflection that makes listening to the story fun.A good narrator makes a good book fun. A great narrator makes a great book memorable and brings the listener back again and again.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis New York 06-09-15
    Dennis New York 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent book"

    Excellent book with excellent narration. The series is great. Highly recommended for military history enthusiasts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KansaKilla MSP, USA 05-27-15
    KansaKilla MSP, USA 05-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great installment"

    Well done story. I really like the continuation of the lives of the characters introduced the earlier books. There was some copying of previous sections from earlier books, but I think this was needed because of the continuation of the story, especially if it has been a wild since the previous books read. Overall, an excellent book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Kyle, TX, United States 03-25-15
    Samuel Kyle, TX, United States 03-25-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Love this series"

    I have listened to. most of the series written. by WEB Griffin. wish there were more to the series.

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    David Ford 11-13-12
    David Ford 11-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great listen"

    This is a great mix of history and fiction and the heroes of that era.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Greenville, SC, United States 03-05-13
    John Greenville, SC, United States 03-05-13
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    "Very good entry in great series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in WWII. I have read/listened to many of W E B Griffin's military books and have loved them all. This one is right up there in his style of building a story around a number of different characters in different phases of the War and keeping the listener interested in all of them. Looking forward to downloading more from this series.


    What other book might you compare Battleground to and why?

    All of his WWII, Korean and after books are quite interesting and enjoyable to listen to


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Capt Pickerin is a favorite in many of these books. Killer McCoy didn't have a big role in this book but he is a favorite of mine.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not a laughing or crying type book but when some of the regular characters are lost in the war, I feel like I've lost a friend.


    Any additional comments?

    Read all of this series, you will enjoy it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen NEW HARTFORD, CT, United States 10-30-12
    Kathleen NEW HARTFORD, CT, United States 10-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Griffin did it again!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Battleground the most enjoyable?

    great story-


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a great job


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

    there was so many- I lost a cousin in GUADALCANAL. He recieved the Navy Cross and also lost his life. Griffin tells the story so well of all our brave men in World War II. A very good read.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denton elmendorf, TX, United States 01-18-13
    Denton elmendorf, TX, United States 01-18-13 Member Since 2009

    truck driver I listen while driving

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    "THE CORP SERIES"

    I've listened to all the corp series i'll be waiting for the rest of the series i enjoy listening to all of Mr. griffins books

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Keith VESTABURG, MI, United States 01-18-13
    Keith VESTABURG, MI, United States 01-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Corrupt download"
    What disappointed you about Battleground?

    Part three would not download even after several attempts. Always said file was corrupt. Never even started the listening to the book if I could not finish it.


    What was most disappointing about W. E. B. Griffin’s story?

    Never got to listen to it. Bad download.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Dick Hill’s performances?

    Never got to listen


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Unknown. Never got to listen


    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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