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Behind the Lines: Corps, Book 7 | [W. E. B. Griffin]

Behind the Lines: Corps, Book 7

World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon.
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World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon.

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

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    Marc La Verkin, UT, United States 03-06-14
    Marc La Verkin, UT, United States 03-06-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Best Corps so far"
    What made the experience of listening to Behind the Lines the most enjoyable?

    I've been to the Island of Mindanao


    What did you like best about this story?

    US forces in the Philippines


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    The Voice is he uses. especially for general on the Philippines


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

    Yes Yes Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoy the W.E.B Griffin notes at the end of his books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Dorr, MI, United States 03-04-13
    Dan Dorr, MI, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    If you could sum up Behind the Lines in three words, what would they be?

    Mostly preparation stories


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

    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.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Pretty dang good.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Danial Batesville, AR, United States 01-03-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Behind the Lines to be better than the print version?

    I ltsten while i drive. I dont get to read because of time constraints.


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

    Great reader.


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

    Captivating.


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    anthony antioch, CA, United States 04-13-12
    anthony antioch, CA, United States 04-13-12 Member Since 2007
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    If you could sum up Behind the Lines in three words, what would they be?

    was hard to stop listening too


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like all the character.


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

    no, but i like him he adds the story


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    John Hitchcock, TX 01-20-11
    John Hitchcock, TX 01-20-11 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to audible, I listen at least 60 hours a week. A long haul trucker it helps pass the long hours on the road

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    "Good but not great"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eric San Pedro, CA, USA 02-13-10
    Eric San Pedro, CA, USA 02-13-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Monotonous"

    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.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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