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Line of Fire Audiobook

Line of Fire: The Corps Series, Book 5

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While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island. On the orders of newly-commissioned Marine Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, a team is assembled: Captain Charles Galloway, still recuperating from his crash into the sea; Second Lieutenant Malcolm Pickering, Fleming’s son and the owner of a dangerous daredevil streak; Lieutenant Ken “Killer” McCoy, China Marine and hardened veteran; Sergeant Thomas McCoy, his brother, a man of such temper and talent that he keeps getting busted back to PFC and then promoted back again; and Sergeant George Hart, the youngest detective ever on the St. Louis vice squad, tricked into military service and now determined to make his mark. These men, and their colleagues, are about to attempt the impossible: to take the beleaguered Marines off Buka, under the very noses of the Japanese. They will have only one chance - so they’d better get it right…

©1992 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Stuart Fujisaki Oak Park, California United States 01-27-13
    Stuart Fujisaki Oak Park, California United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2014

    I've been an audio book fan for years and years, since borrowing Books-on-Tape from my local library, buying cassettes from BOT, then migrating to Audible eight years ago. My audio library has become extensive. But still waiting for James Michener's work to get over here.....

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    "In the Sweet spot of this Series....."

    It was nice to return to familiar territory after slogging through that Bourne book earlier this week. By all definitions, Griffin’s books are my guilty pleasure. I’ve completed the entire Corps series more than a half-dozen times over the last 20 years and honestly, it’s like visiting old friends and favorite relatives, complete with all the quirks (he notoriously changes characters’ middle initials for no reason, even historical figures), inside jokes and catch phrases. Yes, yes I know you can write everything you know about that subject in a matchbook with a grease pencil. Now fully recharged, I can take on something more unfamiliar.....

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    JerryL 01-25-13
    JerryL 01-25-13 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story - extremely well written and narrated."

    Excellent story - classic Griffin, lots of action and wonderfully developed characters. Most notable, Dick Hill is back to do the narration.

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    Jeff Clearwater, FL, United States 07-29-16
    Jeff Clearwater, FL, United States 07-29-16 Member Since 2010
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    "An endless recap"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who hasn't read any of the books preceding it. This book is almost just an endless rehash of things covered in the previous books - some even repeated several times within this book. If you removed the redundancies and rehashing this book would probably only be about 3-4 hours long.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Line of Fire?

    All the repetition: repetition of story lines, having different characters tell the same thing over several times, repeating endlessly the specific military nomenclature for an item - such as the cavalry swords converted to machetes - 30 or 40 times.


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    Amazon Customer 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Another great one!"

    Can't wait to listen to the next one. W.E.B. Griffin is one of my favorite writers.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 12-26-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 12-26-15

    And Buffalo George

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    "Outstanding Character Development"

    Engaging series with characters all so rich and colorful--I always wonder what they are doing as each book progresses. The downside to reading to reading/listening to the series books is that the rehashing of events does get a little tiresome. Griffin does a great job juggling an extremely large cast of characters--his forte.The plot doesn't move much in chronological time and there is minimal discussion of the fighting details and great explanations of the administriva required to run a war. One exception, a piece of combat camera footage. You gotta wonder how a USMC BG can run the war from his hospital room. Where's book #6?

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    Bonner Sawyer Beaver Lake AR USA 08-31-15
    Bonner Sawyer Beaver Lake AR USA 08-31-15 Member Since 2013

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    "A Favor and Feedback"

    I would really appreciate it if you would tell us the name of the next book in the series, here at the end of the current book.
    As a critique I can say it's great. The story is rich and the inclusion of the history of the time is fascinating.

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    Nan 07-15-15
    Nan 07-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my favorite series..."

    I have been a Marine wife for nearly 57 years.. My husband retired in 1974 and, it is true... "Once a Marine, Always a Marine" and that includes the spouse! I feel we have known clones of every character in this series - Mr Griffin has been masterful with his creations - thank you for hours of "déjà vu" as I read this series once again... Nan

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    KansaKilla 06-02-15
    KansaKilla 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow to start but finishes well"

    Once again another excellent install it in the series. Having read presidential agent novel before this series, we seem to be a lot of parallels. Officers with excellent intentions getting in over their head a bit, often exceeding their absolute authority but staying with the spirit of their charge. Thanks for excellent reading.

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    Jeff Graton, CA, United States 05-31-15
    Jeff Graton, CA, United States 05-31-15 Member Since 2013

    Sixty years young. Surfer, Kayaker, Abalone diver, Backpacker. Rabid reader/listener. I love Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

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    "Best yet"

    The characters are engaging, the story historically interesting, and gives me insight into the generation that fought two world wars. Dick Hill grows on me as each book unfolds.

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    Dan R. 12-29-14
    Dan R. 12-29-14
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    "Great listen. Disk Hill does different t voices,"

    Great listen. Disk Hill does different t voices, men and women, so we'll. You know which characters are speaking. A great edition to the series.

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    "God Yarn"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The Corps is an excellent series and this is no exception.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Flemming Pickering


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    Well read


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

    No.
    nothing more to add


    Any additional comments?

    None .

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