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Call to Arms: The Corps Series, Book 2 | [W. E. B. Griffin]

Call to Arms: The Corps Series, Book 2

The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny.
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Publisher's Summary

The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny....

©2008 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“For some of us, reading The Corps series is like eating popcorn at the movies: you can never eat just one kernel, and you can never get enough. Griffin captures the smell of the smoke of battle as vividly as if one were on the beach at Guadalcanal.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

“This man has really done his homework.... I confess to impatiently awaiting the appearance of succeeding books in the series.” (The Washington Post)

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    R. Hansen Las Vegas, Nevada USA 01-29-15
    R. Hansen Las Vegas, Nevada USA 01-29-15 Member Since 2007

    "The Gadget Guy"

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    "Guns and sex you can't beat it"

    Plot and intertwining of characters along with facts mixed with fiction, all add up to great listening entertainment as you roll down the highway.

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    Keith 01-02-15
    Keith 01-02-15
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    What disappointed you about Call to Arms?

    I enjoyed the first book but not enough to read it again in the second book. This book was too much of a rehash of what happened in the first book...to the point of boredom.


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

    Been there done that. Not enough of a new story.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Not enough new material to comment on. I am afraid to try the third book as it might be a rehash of the first two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 12-12-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 12-12-14 Member Since 2014

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "Chick Lit"

    THAT YOU TRUST ME AND LOVE ME
    I listened to book one and wrote a glowing review on it. I bought this book, because I liked book one. At the half way point, we still had not gotten into the war. Seven hours of a military book and no action. Instead the book was a love story. Some of it taken directly out of book one, but in book one where it was a side story, here along with another love story, it takes center stage. I wanted to learn about the war, instead I was told that marines are attracted to sluts and attract sluts.

    FOR SOME REASON YOU BRING OUT THE BITCH IN ME.
    I mentioned in book one that I found it odd that a boy from Pennsylvania, from a poor home, where he was abused and who went no future then high school would speak Chinese. I also mentioned that the Chinese speak many languages with two main languages and the Chinese often have trouble understanding each other. Someone must have pointed this out to Griffin, cause in this book he says the boy speaks two Chinese languages. This seems even more improbable to me. In this book the second main character is a born pilot. In the past he had no interest in planes at all. We are even told that this happens maybe one in one hundred thousand recruits. The instructor had never seen it until our hero shows up. I have two more Griffin books in my library, I sure hope they are as good as book one of this series and that they are believable and not Chick Lit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marc La Verkin, UT, United States 01-19-14
    Marc La Verkin, UT, United States 01-19-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Griffin make's you think your there"
    What made the experience of listening to Call to Arms the most enjoyable?

    learning a little bit more about how it felt to be there.McCoy and othersare real people.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McCoy because he's a real person with goods and bads.who rises to his best self.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the battle in the Philippines.McCoy going there as amessage carrier and then saving the day and leading the Marines to safety is a beautiful story.


    Who was the most memorable character of Call to Arms and why?

    McCoy


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David The Colony, TX, United States 12-05-12
    David The Colony, TX, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I am Hooked"
    If you could sum up Call to Arms in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, Spellbinding, Human


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

    When Jack Stecker was told his son had died on the Arizona


    Any additional comments?

    Griffin really captures how Wartime impacts all of us, not just the service members. He shows the good and the bad in all of us and how some work through to the good and others do not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy F. Barry Boston Ma 08-20-12
    Timothy F. Barry Boston Ma 08-20-12 Member Since 2013

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    "Back in time"
    What made the experience of listening to Call to Arms the most enjoyable?

    I read/listened to this book before. It's like going back to hear about old friends, in a pivotal point in time long gone by. We are the good guys who fight evil and prevail. A very nice place to visit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Character Study in World War II Setting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Call to Arms to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the difference between what a character thinks rather than speaks is better in the audio version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kevin McCoy - over coming obstacles


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

    Kevin McCoy


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michal 08-06-12
    Michal 08-06-12
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    "another great HEB Griffin story"
    If you could sum up Call to Arms in three words, what would they be?

    Really good listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    McCoy


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I'm very disappointed the middle section of The Corps books is not available from Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger DALLAS, TX, United States 07-19-12
    Roger DALLAS, TX, United States 07-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Call to Arms to be better than the print version?

    They are both good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really like how it continues to develop the characters.


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

    Dick Hill is easy to listen to and does a good job using different voices for different characters.


    Who was the most memorable character of Call to Arms and why?

    Killer McCoy


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    PeterStagg Chino, CA, United States 04-22-12
    PeterStagg Chino, CA, United States 04-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "The story is great."
    Would you try another book from W. E. B. Griffin and/or Dick Hill?

    Griffin definitely, Hill, sorry he sucks, his portrayal of the female characters is horrible, he makes them all seem weak and childish, Ernie Sage is not weak or childish.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Call to Arms?

    I just like the story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    As above, he is great on the male characters, but on the female voices he is horrible, he kept pissing me off making strong female characters come across as weak.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Probably not, I doubt it would make a good movie.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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