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Retreat, Hell! Audiobook

Retreat, Hell!: Book Ten in The Corps Series

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It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, Douglas MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River, where he is certain no Chinese are waiting for him, while Major Ken McCoy, operating undercover, hears a different story entirely, and is just as intent on nailing down the truth before it is too late. Meanwhile, Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, shuttling between two continents, works desperately to mediate the escalating battle between MacArthur and President Harry Truman, while trying to keep his mind from the cold fact that somewhere out there, his own daredevil pilot son, Pick, is lost behind enemy lines - and may be lost forever.

Before Retreat, Hell! is finished, all their fates will be determined - and for some of them, it will be a bitter pill indeed.

©2004 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Tom 09-25-12
    Tom 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Griffin makes war history fun"

    Retreat includes characters introduced in 2 previous Marine corp books by griffin. We experience the start of the Korean war, with all the intrigue and politics of the day served up with humor, sex and Marine dialog that keeps you listening. I could listen to Dick Hill read the phone Book. He is terrific.

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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 07-13-13
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 07-13-13 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.

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    "Kudos!"

    The Corps Series is superb! I didn’t want to put it down (figuratively, actually I didn’t want to remove the earphones). The next book in the Corps series was being purchased before the one prior ended and I even had to go to the library & actually read the 2 books that were missing from audible (I got absolutely nothing done for 4 days while I was consumed in the pages).

    This series inserts several fictional characters in the middle of historical events & people. My dad & his brother participated in the Pacific during WWII and it was fun to hear some of the quotes & sayings/proverbs dad has made throughout the years in this series along with the background as to why that saying or quote originated.

    I really wanted to strangle MacArthur’s Bataan at several points in the book for withholding information from MacArthur. President Truman really had his hands full but at least knew enough to find knowledgeable people to tell it like it really was and not what they thought he wanted to hear.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Ken McCoy who while only being a Major had those of higher rank following his directions in short order. A sign that gave me hope that the idiots of this world will not rule in the end.

    This had the feel of the last book in the series and if so, WOW what an end to the tale.

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    Mike Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-25-13
    Mike Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I'm a big fan of W.E.B. Griffin.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Retreat, Hell!?

    When Pick found the Army.


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

    Not much.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ooh ra.


    Any additional comments?

    None.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ddercola 06-24-16
    ddercola 06-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Finish to a Great Series"

    I just finished listening to this series for the second time. It is really good and educational. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to learn more about the military and what members of it have done for this country.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 05-28-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 05-28-16

    And Buffalo George

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    Every month, I found myself wanting to read the book in this series first. The characters are familiar and the plot is fun, if repeatable. Set in the Korean conflict, it's got all the elements of a fast paced, enjoyable novel. It is very long; almost 18 hours. I particularly enjoyed Griffin's interpretation of Truman's impressions of MacArthur. This is the end of the series and there are so many unfinished threads. It feels like there ought to be another novel.

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    Stephen Timmons 04-04-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Dissaponted"

    Did not like abrupt ending of this book. Left me wondering what happened to McCoy and Pickering. Just a bad ending

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    Cappy 03-07-16
    Cappy 03-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great"

    good finish to a great serise. lots of history in as n enjoyable format.. will recommend to ant history buff

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    William 02-06-16
    William 02-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Corps series is great-Sorry to be at the end."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Great character development and story line strung through all 10 books


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Kept me involved with the characters and constantly searching on the internet to confirm the historical incidents mentioned that I had not been familiar with from other reading.


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

    I have listened to him in the past and think he does a great job.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish this series had been made into a TV mini-series. It could be great.

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    G Reinhardt 10-25-15
    G Reinhardt 10-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the Corps series."

    The Corps Series is great fiction written within the parameters of actual events. I loved the characters, the review of both WWI and the Korean War and am sad to finish the series. I highly recommend it.

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    KansaKilla 07-18-15
    KansaKilla 07-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good book at beginning and end but middle lacks"

    I am a fan of the corps series. Maybe it's because I have listened to so many of them on such a short time but I can definitely tell the differences between them in terms of flow and flavor of the story. I would like to hear more in the series. The end is good but it kind of abruptly stops. Would like to know what happens to the characters. Recommended.

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