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  • 1
    Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series | W. E. B. Griffin

    Semper Fi: Book One in The Corps Series

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (859)
    Performance
    (748)
    Story
    (755)

    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....

    At Last, This Colorful War Story is on Audible

    There is no doubt in my mind that I first picked up this series when I was way too young, impressionable minds and all. So it shouldn't be surprising ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2012 by Aser Tolentino (Vacaville, California USA)
  • 2
    Call to Arms: The Corps Series, Book 2 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Call to Arms: The Corps Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Overall
    (577)
    Performance
    (517)
    Story
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    The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny.

    The USMC Goes to War against Japan, and Itself

    One of the things that stands out in my mind about Griffin's writing, and The Corps in particular, is how he writes about the institution as a sum of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 20 2012 by Aser Tolentino (Vacaville, California USA)
  • 3
    Counterattack: The Corps Series, Book 3 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Counterattack: The Corps Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    "From the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America’s first bold counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, this compelling story takes you to the front lines of victory and defeat - and into the very heart of courage, loyalty, and valor. It is a heroic story of pride and passion you will never forget.... Griffin’s books are distinguished by their high action and suspense, his dashing irreverence toward high command, and his clear picture of war and its wartime leaders.” (The Florida Times-Union)

    Don't be misled

    Written about a time of war and bloodshed, Counterattack, is more of a character study than a shootem' up. (and OH what great characters!!) Yes the "T..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 08 2012 by James (orland park, IL, United States)
  • 4
    Battleground: The Corps Series, Book 4 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Battleground: The Corps Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
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    Performance
    (318)
    Story
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    The story of one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Pacific, the epic struggle for Guadalcanal. Daredevil pilot Charles Galloway learns the hard way to command a fighter squadron. Lieutenant Joe Howard teams up with the Coastwatchers. Jack 'No Middle Initial' Stecker leads his infantry battalion into the thickest of the fighting, at a terrible price. And Navy Captain Pickering grabs a helmet and a rifle to join the ranks at Guadalcanal....

    Another great listen

    This is a great mix of history and fiction and the heroes of that era.

    Reviewed on November 13 2012 by David Ford ()
  • 5
    Line of Fire: The Corps Series, Book 5 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Line of Fire: The Corps Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Performance
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    Story
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    While the bloody battle for control of the Solomons rages on, two Marines are trapped at a Coastwatcher station on tiny Buka Island. They are there to report on Japanese air activity, and their position is becoming increasingly perilous, even while their supplies are diminishing rapidly; if they are not rescued soon, they may never make it off the island.

    In the Sweet spot of this Series.....

    It was nice to return to familiar territory after slogging through that Bourne book earlier this week. By all definitions, Griffin’s books are my guil..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2013 by Stuart Fujisaki (Oak Park, California United States)
  • 6
    Close Combat: The Corps Series, Book 6 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Close Combat: The Corps Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (258)
    Performance
    (227)
    Story
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    As Japanese forces close in for an all-out effort to recapture Guadalcanal from the American forces occupying the island, many fates converge and intertwine. First Lieutenant William Dunn, 21 years old but already one of the only two pilots remaining from his fighter squadron’s original 16, must learn what it is like to lead men - and to lose them. Hot-tempered Sergeant Thomas McCoy finds he has a hero’s welcome waiting stateside - if he can avoid a court-martial first. On a bloody island, Major Jake Dillon discovers just how much combat is involved in a combat correspondent’s life.

    thanks to the coast watchers

    yes I love how Griffin involves factual history into his fictional writing

    Reviewed on March 06 2014 by Marc (La Verkin, UT, United States)
  • 7
    Behind the Lines: Corps, Book 7 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Behind the Lines: Corps, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Overall
    (339)
    Performance
    (270)
    Story
    (270)

    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.

    Best Corps so far

    I've been to the Island of Mindanao

    Reviewed on March 06 2014 by Marc (La Verkin, UT, United States)
  • 8
    In Danger's Path: The Corps, Book 8 | W. E. B. Griffin

    In Danger's Path: The Corps, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (202)
    Story
    (199)

    Desperate to find someone to unite the battling interests of General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, and OSS Chief "Wild Bill" Donovan, President Franklin D. Roosevelt puts Fleming Pickering in charge of the OSS’s Pacific operations. Immediately, two urgent missions fall into his lap: to contact and rescue a band of former American servicemen and their dependents on the run from the Japanese in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia; and at the same time, to set up a weather station in the Gobi to help direct planned aerial attacks against Japan.

    Let's all play a game!

    It's called, "Find the inconsistencies in WEB Griffin books." I'll start. (Ships, planes and guns are beyond my ken, so I can't speak to them.) LT We..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 18 2013 by Susan (NEWNAN, GA, United States)
  • 9
    Under Fire: The Corps Series, 9 | W. E. B. Griffin

    Under Fire: The Corps Series, 9

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (180)
    Story
    (174)

    Korea, June 1, 1950. Captain Ken McCoy's report on probable North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that not only is it promptly suppressed, but McCoy himself is kicked out of the Corps. At least two outfits, however, are not impressed by such infighting: the fledgling CIA, which promptly hires McCoy; and the North Koreans, who on June 25th invade across the 38th parallel.

    If your not careful you can GET LOST WHILE DRIVING

    Dick hills work brings each character too life

    Reviewed on October 10 2014 by Charles Worlety ()
  • 10
    Retreat, Hell!: Book Ten in The Corps Series | W. E. B. Griffin

    Retreat, Hell!: Book Ten in The Corps Series

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (211)
    Story
    (211)

    It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, Douglas MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River, where he is certain no Chinese are waiting for him, while Major Ken McCoy, operating undercover, hears a different story entirely, and is just as intent on nailing down the truth before it is too late.

    Griffin makes war history fun

    Retreat includes characters introduced in 2 previous Marine corp books by griffin. We experience the start of the Korean war, with all the intrigue a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2012 by Tom (San Francisco, CA, United States)