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Counterattack (Corps) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

W. E. B. Griffin , Dick Hill
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May 2012 Corps (Book 3)
The Marine Corps fought during the turmoil of World War II. From the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America's first counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, "The Corps" series takes the reader through the experiences of the Corps during the war.
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  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; Unabridged edition (May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455850527
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455850525
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 13 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,018,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful story telling 14 April 2011
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W E B Griffin tells the story of men in combat as it really was. Full blown characters that one can emphasise with. Other series, such as Brotherhood of War, Men in Blue and Presidential Agent are not to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book 4 Jun 2013
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This book is one of a series which I first read several years ago so I enjoyed re-reading it again
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3.0 out of 5 stars A stepping stone to later action... 1 Feb 2002
By Rodger Raubach - Published on Amazon.com
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This,the third volume in the Corps series,must be regarded as a convenient stepping stone to later episodes. We are introduced to sergeant/lieutenant Joe Howard , "big Steve" Oblensky, Charley Galloway , Jake Dillon , and a more vivid portrait off Jack NMI Stecker. Fleming Pickering emerges as a central character in the role of Frank Knox's "spy" in the Pacific. Flem Pickering is commissioned as a reserve Captain in the Navy , sent to be the eyes and ears of the Secretery of the Navy Australia , and becomes a friend of Douglas MacArthur. We also are introduced to Steve Koffler through an interplay with the series most detestable character , Robert Macklin , at Lakehurst Naval Air Station. The action centers on planning and execution of the invasion of Guadalcanal and Gavutu islands in the Solomon chain.
Overall the plot proceeds at a reasonable pace , but this volume is primarily setting up some of the later books through the Griffin trademarked character development. If one is a fan (as I am) of this genre , then this is an intresting "must read" even tho' it is one of the least exciting books in the Corps saga.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 14 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This third book of The Corps series is not as good as the first two. I found it dragged a little at times, but then I'd just finished reading the magnificent new WWII novel "The Triumph and the Glory", which knocked me right on my___ it was so good, which isn't easy to do, I've been a round the block once or twice. Read ALL of Griffin's books. They are without compare for depth of knowledge of military issues (for a novelist).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite progressive enough 10 Oct 1999
By raleighp@mtneer.net - Published on Amazon.com
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I am just now getting accquainted with Griffin's Corp series, and overall I think it is very good. This is the 3rd in the series, and actually didn't progress any in relation to time and history. Griffin instead used the same period of time from book II and further developed characters, historical events and relationships. While this is not all bad, I was hoping to have progressed further in the story at books end. All in all, still a good read, and I have now started book IV, so I guess he did manage to further reel me in. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Historical Fiction 6 Aug 2005
By Amy L - Published on Amazon.com
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W.E.B. Griffin is a great writer of the historical fiction. He is able to weave historical facts with a little bit of fiction and keep the reader's interest with a great story. The whole Corps series from before WWII on in to the Korean War are connected so well that you could sit and read the whole series back to back in one sitting if you had the time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A first-rate military book! 3 April 2006
By S. Schwartz - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoy Griffin's stories about the Marine Corps during the Second World War. This book covers the time from the bombing of Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941 to the battle of Guadalcanal in August of 1942. Griffin humanizes his characters while not being shy to show personal human courage and sacrifice as well as crushing defeats suffered by the US during the initial stages of the War in the Pacific. I am also getting to know his returning characters like Flem Pickering, his son and Killer McCoy (although we don't see much of him in this book). This is a compelling novel that just kept me turning pages. I can't wait to read more of Griffin's War and his Marine Corps.
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