Still, the reports filtering out are interesting, and it's Marine lieutenant Ken McCoy's mission to sneak behind the lines and find out if he's for real. With him is a motley group put together as a compromise between the warring factions of Douglas MacArthur and the OSS chief Bill Donovan.
Together, these men will steal into the heart of enemy territory and there, amid firefights and jungle camps, encounter more than they had bargained for. Before they're done, each will undergo a test of his own personal mettle - with results that will surprise even the most hardened of them.
The few, the proud: trace the history of the Marines in W.E.B. Griffin's Corps series.
©2005 W. E. B. Griffin; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio
I've been to the Island of Mindanao
US forces in the Philippines
The Voice is he uses. especially for general on the Philippines
Yes Yes Yes
I really enjoy the W.E.B Griffin notes at the end of his books.
Mostly preparation stories
Yes and no. It is another of Griffin's fill-in-the-black books, it seems to me. As always, I enjoy learning about the further development of the characters, but the suspense was a little lacking.
Pretty dang good.
It became apparent how much Dick Hill contributes to the storytelling. He is one of my favorite. However, this one was recorded in '96, and almost all of the character voices are different. This changes perception of the character- most of the time for the worse. I would purchase a new version if it became available. Other than that, Dick is awesome!
I very much enjoy W.E.B Griffin novels. I have read all of the books in each of the categories. Some are better than others but I have enjoyed each book. Dick Hill has done a great job with the narrations and bringing the characters to life.
A good read
Whatever you do don't go but a bottle of famous Gouse scotch, that stuff is terrible. I had to get drunk just to get that stuff down!
I read this series many years ago. Now listening to them in my older age. Easy to lose yourself in these books - ideal. While fiction, it is close to Shaara via a vis the civil war. The intent is real. The history is accurate. Dick Hill is fabulous as the narrator, What a great ride. I will be sorry to see them end.
I ltsten while i drive. I dont get to read because of time constraints.
Addicted to audible, I listen at least 60 hours a week. A long haul trucker it helps pass the long hours on the road
The best part of this audio file was Dick Hill reading it. Mr Hill could make a grocery list entertaining.
I have listened to another of Mr. Griffin's books dealing with Gen. Fertig and expected this book to "tell the rest of the story" of how the OSS assisted him in the PI using the characters from his earlier book to which he alluded sending assistance, but did not follow the same story line.
To bad Mr. Griffin does not read his own books as would have given it 5 stars had he followed along his version of history.
All in all still an entertaining listen of you like his books a little history of WW II.
was hard to stop listening too
I like all the character.
no, but i like him he adds the story
on, but almost.
Maybe I misread the summary, but I thought the book would describe the actions of forces in the Philippines. However, it was more of a description of the back door politics of the military in Washington. If you want a history of the OSS it might be for you, but if you are looking for a war novel describing the action in WWII in the Pacific, you should look elswhere.
"Solid entry to great series"
Griffin's Corps series is one of my favourite series. This book is not the best book in the series, but it's a decent addition and you get to continue following the story of all the great characters. Australians will find this particular audiobook somewhat irritating though as the word Brisbane gets mentioned several dozen times and every single time the voice actor completely screws up the pronunciation. You think they would have checked that before recording the book.
He also doesn't do the Australian accents that well. He's fine with all the American characters however.
One positive of the audiobook is that they add an 'echo' effect when the characters are speaking to themselves in internal monologue. This is helpful as in some of the previous books in the series it was occasionally hard to work out what was dialogue vs internal monologue.
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