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Close Combat

The Corps Series, Book 6
Narrated by: Dick Hill
Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
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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. First Lieutenant R.B. Macklin, a consummate bully, is put on a War Bond tour so he will not endanger his own men. General Fleming Pickering, on a ticklish diplomatic mission, attempts to balance the hot and mighty temperaments of General Douglas MacArthur, OSS Chief William “Wild Bill” Donovan, and Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox. Corporal Robert Easterbrook, still wet behind the ears, discovers that the price of success in wartime may be uncomfortably high. From the Solomons to Australia to Washington, D.C., the warriors - plus the wives and sweethearts who love them - once more find themselves with the challenges of their lives...

©1993 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • R. Hansen
  • 30-05-2015

Captures your attention.

Just when I think I see where the storyline is going, it takes a turn in another direction. This type of story telling mixing fact with fiction also teaches you about history.

Dick hill is superb at character definition with his skillful ability to form pictures in your mind of the characters he defines so well with his voice. Anxious to start the next book in the series.

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  • Marc
  • 06-03-2014

thanks to the coast watchers

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

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

What did you like best about this story?

Ken McCoy and Pic. On boca island

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

yesDick Hilll does a very good job

If you could take any character from Close Combat out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Jack or Ken

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  • Walter Stephens
  • 04-01-2019

Loved this book<br />

great book, as all of this series. waiting to hear all of the rest of the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2018

Awesome Book in an Awesome Series

I have been reading books by W.E.B. Griffin for over 30 years. The Corps is some of his best work.

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  • Michael V Berlin
  • 07-08-2018

Excellent

Always a good listen. Griffin has written compelling military narratives about America’s warriors and heroes

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  • easygo
  • 27-03-2018

Great series

I really enjoy the series but the repeating of information can get a little annoying. I also would like to have different voices for different characters it would add allot to the listening pleasure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-03-2018

Loved it!

Can't wait to download the next book! this is the best series I've ever read or listened too.

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  • Keely B. Cooper
  • 26-03-2017

Absolutely brilliant!

There are only two words that can best describe these books in this series. Absolutely brilliant.

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  • Joseph
  • 15-03-2017

outstanding

Great book and series. I have read a couple and listened to the rest. I will start the next one tomorrow.

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  • David Burke Grenfell
  • 01-11-2016

More of the same

Another good book. I haven't double checked, but it feels like at least the 4th book that has not advanced beyond Guadalcanal. The characters continue to grow/develop/advance but not the war.

I think that my previous exploits into military fiction have not properly prepared me for The Corps series. The truth is that Mr. Griffin has done a fine job with the characters and it isn't my place to put expectations on what his books should be. I wish I had his talent and permission to write this tale from a front lines perspective. Griffin elicits emotional responses from me on a regular basis and that is enough.