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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)

What Members Say

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    E. Chapple Australia 04-01-13
    E. Chapple Australia 04-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Grew on me"

    The number of positive reviews this book received, and the fact that it's read by Dick Hill, convinced me to select this one despite having little interest in novels about war.

    This book is as much about the characters as the war. The story moves along nicely but when the book ended it was my interest in some of the characters that made me want to buy the next book.

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    Troy Clopton Glasgow, KY, United States 03-25-13
    Troy Clopton Glasgow, KY, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2010

    A sinner saved by the grace of God. Married to my best friend, with four Awesome Kiddos. I love Books top of the list the Holy Bible.

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    "Super Marine and trash language."
    What would have made Semper Fi better?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by W. E. B. Griffin again?

    Nope


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator is the only positive I really like Dick Hill's narration and he's the only reason I decided to try the book.


    What character would you cut from Semper Fi?

    Killer McCoy


    Any additional comments?

    Yeah don't listen with any children around.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Forest city, NC, United States 02-20-13
    Alex Forest city, NC, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2013

    A chef who loves both thrillers with a military twist and military history

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    "Great characters and story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Semper Fi to be better than the print version?

    Yes


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

    I really liked the depiction of "killer" McCoy and his run in with the Chinese bandits


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series and I love Dick Hill as a narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pedro Oliveira Jr. Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 10-29-12
    Pedro Oliveira Jr. Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 10-29-12 Member Since 2010

    Pedro Paulo

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    "A nice book but not complete in itself"
    If you could sum up Semper Fi in three words, what would they be?

    Nice but incomplete


    Would you be willing to try another book from W. E. B. Griffin? Why or why not?

    yes, I guess so, since without reading the other books of the series you get an unfinished history.


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

    He's a very good narrator


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No. But the Pearl Harbor and Philippines parts are very interesting


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Hemet, CA, United States 07-23-13
    Dan Hemet, CA, United States 07-23-13
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    "Author is a religious bigot!"
    What would have made Semper Fi better?

    I really wanted to like this book. Having been in the military and having read all the glowing reviews, I was looking forward to a great read. There are great characters in the book and great action and the writing is good, but he so often expresses such a virulent hatred for anyone that has religious beliefs and he gets on his stump about it way too much. Bigotry in any form is ugly and at times the author's ugliness made me want to puke.


    Would you ever listen to anything by W. E. B. Griffin again?

    No.


    What three words best describe Dick Hill’s voice?

    Versatile. Interesting. Skilled


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The author's barely disguised hatred makes me sad.


    6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    James orland park, IL, United States 02-25-12
    James orland park, IL, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Still a Great Story"
    Where does Semper Fi rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Many years ago I read the entire Corps series. It is every bit as good in audio. I hope Audible will do the entire Series and bring its wonderful characters to life once again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Killer McCoy


    Any additional comments?

    As I mentioned earlier, I hope Audible brings this entire Series back to life.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    P.J. LANSING, KS, United States 11-23-12
    P.J. LANSING, KS, United States 11-23-12 Member Since 2015

    katsuey

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    "Disappointing Griffin Novel"

    This is a disappointment. I bought it for my husband who really enjoys military novels and he said he couldn't get interested in it. So I gave it a try and totally understood. What's wrong? It's simply boring. No story worth hearing or at least they hadn't gotten to it in the first two hours before I gave up.

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    Christopher Warsaw, IN, United States 03-12-12
    Christopher Warsaw, IN, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Series"

    This is a great series of books. Historical fiction is not always very good. W.E.B. Griffin is the exception to that. Enjoy!!!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-28-15
    Lady Pamela New Mexico 08-28-15

    And Buffalo George

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    ""Brotherhood" of Marines?"

    Looks like another great series of books in the mold of the "Brotherhood" US Army books. Our hero is a mustang, commissioned in a strange way; he has a love interest not from his station in life and a good buddy of the same ilk who plays polo. The characters are marvelous, even if they seem to repeat, repeat, repeat. Well read, Dick Hill. And, in the end, the book just ends without fanfare. If I'd not just run out of time on the audio book, it could just continue. Wait! I think it will continue in book 2 :-/

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    Ray Morrison USA 08-14-15
    Ray Morrison USA 08-14-15

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    "Semper Fi"

    Very well written, brought back memories of boot camp and OCS with the marines. Very true to life war scenes also brought back bad memories of the war and the terrible things that happen to us in it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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