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.
“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)
"The Gadget Guy"
Plot and intertwining of characters along with facts mixed with fiction, all add up to great listening entertainment as you roll down the highway.
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.
Been there done that. Not enough of a new story.
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.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
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.
learning a little bit more about how it felt to be there.McCoy and othersare real people.
McCoy because he's a real person with goods and bads.who rises to his best self.
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.
Insightful, Spellbinding, Human
When Jack Stecker was told his son had died on the Arizona
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.
Video card user
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.
Yes, the difference between what a character thinks rather than speaks is better in the audio version
Kevin McCoy - over coming obstacles
Really good listen.
I'm very disappointed the middle section of The Corps books is not available from Audible.
They are both good.
I really like how it continues to develop the characters.
Dick Hill is easy to listen to and does a good job using different voices for different characters.
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.
I just like the story.
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.
Probably not, I doubt it would make a good movie.
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