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Semper Fi Audiobook

Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

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....
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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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    Golfnut Mesa, AZ, United States 05-20-16
    Golfnut Mesa, AZ, United States 05-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "anything he writes is great."

    As a former marine this story really hit home. great story, well read thank you

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    Daniel 05-09-16
    Daniel 05-09-16 Member Since 2016

    Enjoy listening to books while working it makes the day fly by.

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    "Semper Fi. until the day i die."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This give a great history of the Marine Corps before and during World War II


    What did you like best about this story?

    It seamed like things that happened in the 1930's and 1940's in the Corps still happen today.


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    Kris Hutchison 05-07-16 Member Since 2015

    Architect, 3D Designer, Krav maga instuctor and fan of science fiction and fantasy.

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    "Not bad but not a complete story"

    It is a pretty good start, but do not the story to resolve in any way.

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    Vicki Kidd boise 04-26-16
    Vicki Kidd boise 04-26-16
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    "Worth a second listen."

    I listened to the whole series several years ago. The characters become so real that I've never completely forgotten them. An excellent series.

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    Amazon Customer 03-02-16
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    Excellent book. Love the series. Would prefer another Narrator whose voice would more accurately reflect the main character, Kenneth McCoy. Mr. Hill's voice seems a bit to old to accurately portray McCoy.

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    William 02-06-16
    William 02-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book--hooked me for entire 10 book series"
    Where does Semper Fi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the better I have heard, and made me want to continue the story with follow-on books in the series


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great combination of character development and history


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    Ken McCoy is probably everyone's favorite, but there are many good characters.


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    Waltzmedarling Pleasanton, CA United States 01-12-16
    Waltzmedarling Pleasanton, CA United States 01-12-16 Member Since 2014

    I read to escape. Classic sci-fi/military sci-fi/fantasy. It is all about the story. No deep thought, no dream sequences... Entertainment

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    "Great First Book- prior to series going downhill."
    What did you love best about Semper Fi?

    Strong characters. Just enough action and sex to make it enjoyable. Although that much rampant sexuality and love at first sight becomes a bit unbelievable after time. At times feels a little like a romance novel. I enjoyed the first 3 books in the series and then found I couldn't continue.


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    CR Frisco, TX 12-25-15
    CR Frisco, TX 12-25-15 Member Since 2002

    I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.

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    "Soap Opera"

    I bought three and read two in the series before I realized it's just a war-themed soap opera. It was interesting enough to have me buy up through the third in the series, but I'm done. I liked the narration/voices except when he tried to do women. Speaking of which, the 'hero' is always trying to do women. That got a bit old. Overall, I only recommend this series if you like soap operas.

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    Bryan 07-27-15
    Bryan 07-27-15
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    "Not that good"

    Extremely offensive language, and I was in the military. It got in the way of the story. Narrator was whiney and annoying. Will not continue with the series.

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    Sean Pinehurst, NC, United States 06-07-15
    Sean Pinehurst, NC, United States 06-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, Great series, horrible narrator."

    I read the first few books as they came out, and gave them to someone to read. Then a few years later bought them again, and re-read them. And bought the others as they were released.

    I love this time in US History, and the stories are great, if maybe a bit repetitive in the re-telling of the prior books.

    Eric G Dove does The Brotherhood of War series, and does a great job. Dick Hill is pretty bad. I am not sure if he has a speech impediment, ESL, or if it is something else. He sounds like a drunken version of Yogi Bear impersonating Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes. Every statement is emotional and passionate! He describes a bathroom with unbelievable passion. The description of a hat is an incredible experience. No one in these books has any control of their emotions. That does not seem like the military I know. I love these books and am very disappointed with the narration. I will not buy any more of them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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