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Under Fire Audiobook

Under Fire: The Corps Series, 9

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Publisher's Summary

Korea, June 1, 1950. Captain Ken McCoy's report on probable North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that not only is it promptly suppressed, but McCoy himself is kicked out of the Corps. At least two outfits, however, are not impressed by such infighting: the fledgling CIA, which promptly hires McCoy; and the North Koreans, who on June 25th invade across the 38th parallel.

Immediately, veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours' notice. For Fleming Pickering and Pick, his daredevil son, and Ed Banning, George Hart, Jack Stecker, Jake Dillon, Ernie Zimmerman - and for the women who love them - names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality, and Korea will become not only a new battlefield - but their greatest challenge of all....

©2002 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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    Robert 04-23-16
    Robert 04-23-16 Member Since 2011
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    "OK - Big gaps between Book and this one"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Under Fire to be better than the print version?

    no


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Under Fire?

    That we started in 1950'ish no account of what haapened from 1943 until then.


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

    Yes - Dick Hill reads an amazing stroy


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to know what happened from the Gobi Desert to the end of the war that should have been book IX.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JR 05-31-16
    JR 05-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    What made the experience of listening to Under Fire the most enjoyable?

    I really like WEB Griffin's stories of military fiction. The Corps is an excellent series of books in both text and audio.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Under Fire?

    No particular moment. It is an all around good strory.


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

    Yes.. Dick Hill does an excellent job of narration.


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

    Yes, but it like the others, is long. You cannot complete this book in one sitting. But, I keep sneaking back for more. I have already read the texts.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a timeline gap from from 1943 until 1950. I think Griffin could have, or intended to, use it for another book. He had plenty of material to work with. Also, the story line in this book and the next (continuation) of McCoy's work is based on a mission of a Lt who worked behind the lines at Inchon. That book, in non-fiction, is a great read -- not available in audio.

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    Cappy 02-29-16
    Cappy 02-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great is an understatement"

    Each book of the Series better than the last. Looking forward to the next.

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    Steven 09-24-15
    Steven 09-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great story."

    Narrator was good throughout the story. The adventures of the Marines and in this case the CIA operatives was told in a way that kept me engrossed till the end. Can't wait to begin the next book in the series.

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    KansaKilla 07-01-15
    KansaKilla 07-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Pretty good."

    I liked this book but I confess I wanted more out of the end of World War II and I had hoped this book would chronicle more off the final pacific battles of that war. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Hansen Las Vegas, Nevada USA 06-08-15
    R. Hansen Las Vegas, Nevada USA 06-08-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Hard to stop listening"

    At first I thought we were going to lose the main character, Ken McCoy; however, he was rescued at the last minute by his former WWII boss. From there, it's back to familiar grounds and political/military intrigue.

    Another good read by Dick Hill and I'm now going to start book 10.

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    Lawrence A. Shedwick Jr. 03-11-15
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    "Loved it!"

    As always a great story about the courage of the men and little known details of the fighting in the "Forgotten War". Thanks Mr Griffin

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    Old Salt Centerville, MN United States 01-01-15
    Old Salt Centerville, MN United States 01-01-15
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    "Ken McCoy takes back South Korea"

    McCoy and a band of former Marine Raiders and South Korean Police plan to take islands that could bombard the ships in the convoy to Inchon that will land the troops who will push the North Koreans back above the 38th parallel.

    Of course, General MacArthur takes the credit for Brig. General Pickering's plan and achievements, because he thinks he has ultimate accountability. However, Pickering works for the CIA, and is not subordinate to MacArthur.

    Great story, and almost all the way through you keep watching for Major Pickering to be rescued from North Korea, where his plane crashed after taking out another "choo-choo." Maybe he will, maybe he won't,

    I've listened to the Corps Series from the beginning as each new book was released.

    Excellent reading !!

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    Charles Worlety 10-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "If your not careful you can GET LOST WHILE DRIVING"
    What made the experience of listening to Under Fire the most enjoyable?

    Dick hills work brings each character too life


    What did you like best about this story?

    The development of future story lines


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

    Just super work , if he would do the bible I would listen to it !


    If you could take any character from Under Fire out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Flem Pickering , because I know we wouldn't need a reservation no matter what restaurant we went to


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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