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Behind the Lines Audiobook

Behind the Lines: Corps, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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    Dan 03-04-13
    Dan 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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    Nan 10-28-16
    Nan 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Informative, historically accurate and enjoyable! Love the Corps Series!"

    I have read all of Griffin's books and this series is my favorite with my favorite characters. I was so very pleased when Audible provided all the books that had been missing so I could complete my series... I find that listening rather than reading ensures that I don't miss any of the action! Nan

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    F. Lombardo 10-22-16
    F. Lombardo 10-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    A great story and a fictional but realistic view of history. Some of the characters voices left a bit to be desired. Making General Fertig sound like Jack Nicholson was a bit much lol.

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    Gabor Salamon 10-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Based on fact"

    Well written and performed but the story is the jewel. Except it is almost not a story...

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    Sherri 09-20-16
    Sherri 09-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Wrong pronounciation"

    There seemed to be a problem with the narrator not knowing the correct pronounciation of some of the sites used in the story.

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    Loretta 07-13-16
    Loretta 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very interesting storyline"

    I have read others by this author but this was my favorite. At least until I read another. Five stars.

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    Mitch Turner 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen!"

    great story but Dick Hill was perfect in this. can't wait to start book 8.

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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 03-05-16
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 03-05-16

    And Buffalo George

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    "Great Characters"

    Another outstanding book in the series. Characters so rich that it feels like we know them all....all the way from the fighting Marine to the President. They create a plot so thick that the reader can hardly put it down. That said, the text repeats that make this book able to be read independently, are annoying for the series reader like me. Also, this book in the series, #7, predates #6. I wouldn't throw it out just because it looses style points in that department. Where's #8?

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    Davis I. Burnett 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "What happened?"

    Not sure why, but several props were used in performance and Mr. Hill changed characters voices. Not as pleasant a listen as the previous 6 books in series. It wasn't broke, who decided to fix it? disappointing

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  • Stephen
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    "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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