Battleground : Corps

  • by W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Corps
  • 18 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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....


What the Critics Say

“Like his other books, Battleground is hard to put down - and once you’ve turned the last page you can’t help but look forward to the next installment.” (The Orlando Sentinel)


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Customer Reviews

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Why American Marines Are Without Peer

What made the experience of listening to Battleground the most enjoyable?

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 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.

What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dick renders the characters in the story believable and adds the appropriate emotion and voice inflection that makes listening to the story fun.A good narrator makes a good book fun. A great narrator makes a great book memorable and brings the listener back again and again.

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- Stephen

Rehash of previous book

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

As a stand-alone book in the series, it is a fine story. However, if you read the Corps series, this is pretty much a rehash of the previous book -- Counterattack. Much of the dialog is similar, even repeated.

Would you be willing to try another book from W. E. B. Griffin? Why or why not?

Yes. I like most of the Griffin series.

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

Yes, much of his material sounds the same. :)

Any additional comments?

Not bad overall. But, a disappointment because of the rehash.

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- JR

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-24-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio