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.
“Action-packed...Difficult to put down.” (The Marine Gazette)
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W.E.B. Griffin would have you believe that nothing ever happened in the history of the Corps without the inclusion of a good humping. This may be his fantasy of the Corps but it demeans and belittles the men and women who have served with distinction. As a Marine in a family of Marines, I wanted this to be good. The first few chapters killed that hope. The glory of the Corps in WWII will never fade away. This book should and has.
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Super Marine and trash language. If you want to be offended and are just about comic book level of reading this book may be for you. Closest I can describe is Marine Soft Porn. I have nothing against the Military I am proud of our military and their dedication, but this is just the gutter level disgraceful portrayal of our veterans. Negative and depressing.
Narrator is the only positive I really like Dick Hill's narration and he's the only reason I decided to try the book.
Yeah don't listen with any children around.
Interesting story about a young man and his going into the Marine Corps. Hope the rest of the series is as good.
Not really, this entire series is more of a soap opera set in WWII rather than an action series. There is more implied sex than fighting.
Just this author
There are more books in the series but I have no interest in wasting my time listening.
I don't know why these books are rated so high.
I really wide web griffins writing. I read his presidential agent series 1st, and I see some parallels in his earlier work, namely this book. Overall, it's really enjoyable. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of military fiction.
I liked some of the military customs and courtesy descriptions.
I didn't like the way it read like a harlequin romance.
Leave out most of the sex and sleaziness.
None were especially memorable.
It was OK but I will not listen to any more in the series
As a retired military officer I was hoping the novel was more realistic rather than A "Hardy Boys"/Girlsy sex oriented novel. Should change the series title from Semper Fi to "A Marine's WWII Romantic Trysts".
fantastic story telling ,realistic characters,an epic read.Griffin does it again very enjoyable through and through.can't wait for more
Typical Griffin story. I must admit I am a sucker for a Griffin / Hill audiobook. Irritated by the authors obvious lack of interest in completing the story in the same vein as he started it.
Sadly, does not compare favorably with his other books. It starts off nicely and held my attention. However, it seemed as if he was tiring and lost interest in the work. The denouement arrives unexpectedly with lots of loose ends. He even ignores one of the main characters.I am not at all sure that I will read another if this is a trend.
Top notch writing from a master story teller. I have had this in paper back for years and practically wore the ink off of the pages; it's great stuff.
Considering the above, I admit that i had my own character voices pretty well set in my head- that happens a lot when you have more books than all other households items added together
. I can stretch to other adaptations most of the time, but not here. I just never conceived of a bunch of marines sounding like a pack of particularly nebbishy Brooklynites. sigh...
Apart from the character dissonance, Mr. Hill is Ok... Good diction, good pacing, consistent voices and well able to handle military jargon and foreign place names smoothly. He had maybe a slight over-pronunciation that clinked against my ear on some occasions, but all in all, a good reader... just not the one for this book.
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