This is one of W E B Griffin's best. I immediately downloaded Book 2 in the series and requested that Audible get Books 3 thru 6 ASAP. Griffin weave..Show More »s fictional characters with historical figures and events to tell a great story.
Like Semper Fi, this one leaves you longing for more. The characters are well developed and charismatic. The historical backdrop is accurate and Grif..Show More »fin does a masterful job using the reality of war to make the reader feel the impending doom of the lost of loved ones.
Once again Dick Hill is wonderful. Somehow, he is exceptional in the feminine voice.
Did I mention it left me wanting more? I've already purchased books 3 & 4 at the used book store!
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 »ommie guns do blaze away" but the story of the men and women who fought is the real strength of this book. W.E.B. catches both the tone and courage of people who fought a very real war. One last point is what a wonderful job an author can do when his historical research is spot on.
This book continues the excellent merging of the fabulous writing of WEB Griffin and the outstanding narration of Dick Hill. Whenever I listen to The ..Show More »Corps series, I always pull up the maps of the region whre the fighting is described and follow along with the narration. This combination brings the story alive.
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 »ty pleasure. I’ve completed the entire Corps series more than a half-dozen times over the last 20 years and honestly, it’s like visiting old friends and favorite relatives, complete with all the quirks (he notoriously changes characters’ middle initials for no reason, even historical figures), inside jokes and catch phrases. Yes, yes I know you can write everything you know about that subject in a matchbook with a grease pencil. Now fully recharged, I can take on something more unfamiliar.....
I liked this book but I confess I wanted more out of the end of World War II and I had hoped this book would chronicle more off the final pacific batt..Show More »les of that war. Nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
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 »nd politics of the day served up with humor, sex and Marine dialog that keeps you listening. I could listen to Dick Hill read the phone Book. He is terrific.