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Publisher's Summary

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....

©2008 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“For some of us, reading The Corps series is like eating popcorn at the movies: you can never eat just one kernel, and you can never get enough. Griffin captures the smell of the smoke of battle as vividly as if one were on the beach at Guadalcanal.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
“This man has really done his homework.... I confess to impatiently awaiting the appearance of succeeding books in the series.” (The Washington Post)

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excellent book and reader. too many words for a review. how about, it's a great story

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  • neichan
  • SanFranciscoBay Area
  • 11-22-16

Good, as usual by this author.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Detailed, well written, complex and carries the reader/listener along. Good combination of history and fiction.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

Consistent, clear. Did not distract from story.

Any additional comments?

A little too much in the way of romance, I felt it was a distraction from the story.

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More story than warfare

More training. More character development. Little combat. I feel like the balance is a bit off, in that it could use a bit more combat, but I am in the series for the long haul. I am still engaged and looking forward to what happens next. Hopefully the next review will be that the stage was set by the first two books and the War in the Pacific is now in full swing.

Dick Hill does an impeccable job with the narration.

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  • Old Salt
  • Centerville, MN United States
  • 06-25-16

From DC to Makin Atoll

Lt. Ken sticks to his principles in several different scenarios, and helps the Marine Raiders invade a Japanese-held Atoll to make our enemy in the Pacific send more troops to guard the islands they hold "out there."

Lots of things happening, but all pretty "normal" for day-to-day life. Lots of build-up for future books in the Corps Series.

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Motivation

I am thoroughly enjoying the Corps Series. As I listen to the performance I keep imagining someone making an excellent movie/miniseries out of this whole series of books.

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  • CR
  • Frisco, TX
  • 12-25-15

Soap Opera part 2

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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Another great Griffin

the story is well done and technical information is superb. Will continue to read the books in this series.

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  • David
  • West Olive, MI, United States
  • 05-31-15

Review of Call to Arms

I enjoyed the story and the narration! I thought the narrator did a good job when he spoke the female parts, instead of sounding comical!

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Great story!

I'm really beginning to like the corpa series from WEB Griffin. Story is excellent, the characters are memorable, and it is easy to really get into the story. Some of the administrative stuff is a little doll, but that probably is consistent with what real military life is like. Great book. Highly recommended.

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Continues to engage

The character development is awesome. Love the series
Keeps you wanting more
Great review of the historical events of World War II