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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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By R. Hansen on 05-30-15

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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By Marc on 03-06-14

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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