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Semper Fi Audiobook

Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

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Publisher's Summary

From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the story of the men of the Marine Corps, their loves and loyalties, an elite fraternity united by courage and honor, as they steel themselves for battle, prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice....

©1986 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Action-packed...Difficult to put down.” (The Marine Gazette)

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    Paul Altoona, IA, United States 02-23-12
    Paul Altoona, IA, United States 02-23-12 Member Since 2010

    Retired human resources professional and manager, who enjoys history and police and law novels (especially series). A USAF veteran of VN.

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    "One of the classics of WWII historical fiction."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great characters and compelling story lines that carry through a whole series.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Semper Fi?

    Enjoyed the early portion of the


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

    Great reader. Talks like the GIs I remember.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ethan Remacle 02-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "great"

    excellent story to make you think of how lucky we are to have the USMC

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    Karen F. Smith 01-15-17
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    "Great book"

    Story line and characters are well done. Plot moves along at a great pace, however, coarse language, especially f---, is over done.
    I realize military jargon is often coarse, but somehow I felt the author could have been a little more colorfully creative, especially as his primary character is supposed to be multi-lingual.

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    THOMAS P BANG-KNUDSEN 01-04-17
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    "Nice simple read"

    Good read about life in the Corps and pre WWII. Accurate about the Corps... not too bad

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    MCLEE4NC 12-06-16
    MCLEE4NC 12-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best series ever written"

    The Corps, The Brotherhood of the War and the Men Blue series are 3 different takes on different jobs (Marines, Army, Police) from up to 80 years ago. Historical fiction of the type like Michael and Jeff Shaara amd Herman Wouk, but with an agreeable "voice" that rooes a viewer in. Shifts to one of the many different subplots are well-timed and make it difficult to put down. I first read started this series almost 30 years and although this is my first Audible tour of the stories, I've read each and every book over a dozen times. Absolutely magical!

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    N. Rue 11-01-16
    N. Rue 11-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Foundation. Writing excellence. Immersing in the beginning of a fantastic story."

    I have read this and all his other series several times. I am able to enjoy both his characters and his style each time I experience them. I am glad they are on Audible because once again I am able to enjoy the initial experiences of The Corp. Way to go, Mr. Griffin.

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    F. Lombardo 10-02-16
    F. Lombardo 10-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book, performance not so much"

    I love this series, but the performance left much to be desired. Ken McCoy is a strong dynamic character but the narrator made him sound like some weak chinned lame individual. Didn't care for that at all. They really need to better match the voice with the character.

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    David Burke Grenfell 09-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Engaging"

    A good balance of character development, story, and combat.

    This first book in the series takes us up to the beginning of the War in the Pacific, from the vantage point of the USMC. This book is not a blow by blow military combat novel. The movement towards war is almost, or actually is, secondary or tertiary.

    The narration is solid.

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    Terry Cook Jr. 09-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book!!!"

    I read this book series back in the mid 90's. It was on the Marine Corps commandants reading list. I still love the series.

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    Sherri 08-20-16
    Sherri 08-20-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great books"

    I think this is the third time I will have listened to this series. For an 82 year old grandmother that's not bad.

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