Counterattack : Corps

  • by W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Corps
  • 19 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"From the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to America’s first bold counterstrike against the Japanese on the beaches of Guadalcanal, this compelling story takes you to the front lines of victory and defeat - and into the very heart of courage, loyalty, and valor. It is a heroic story of pride and passion you will never forget.... Griffin’s books are distinguished by their high action and suspense, his dashing irreverence toward high command, and his clear picture of war and its wartime leaders.” (The Florida Times-Union)

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Don't be misled

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

Written about a time of war and bloodshed, Counterattack, is more of a character study than a shootem' up. (and OH what great characters!!) Yes the "Tommie guns do blaze away" but the story of the men and women who fought is the real strength of this book. W.E.B. catches both the tone and courage of people who fought a very real war. One last point is what a wonderful job an author can do when his historical research is spot on.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack n.m.i. strecker.


Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

The soon to be Sergent, Steven Koffler.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Lt. Joe Howard facing down his fear.


Any additional comments?

PLEASE keep this series going.

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- James

Ever Heard of "Flying Sergeants?"

Mr. Griffin seems to follow a simple philosophy, "If people liked the last one, just give them more." And by and large, this is just fine. As the war goes on, the perspective switches somewhat, though the focus remains on marine aviation and intelligence. Interesting detours include a look into the corps's efforts to field its own paratroops, and a glimpse at the importance placed on public relations. Long running conflicts that will play a part in most of the other books make their entrance here, including the squabbles between MacArthur and his "palace guard," with the navy and Washington, and the importance of small unconventional operations like the coastwatchers. The tone remains generally light with a definite respect for those who put their lives on the line and no mercy for those who put themselves first.

Dick Hill maintains the level of quality heard in previous installments. I have always associated him with this series, and still believe he is very well suited to its tone. There is nothing to prevent you from enjoying this download if you are a fan of Griffin, and as I will continue to point out; Audible's pricing of these old favorites is tremendously appreciated.

As for the Flying Sergeants, marine enlisted men who were permitted to become naval aviators, they're just one of the little remembered groups of heroes Griffin's story touches upon in passing that really helps bring what you might consider thoroughly covered history alive.
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- Aser Tolentino "I am a blind lawyer and aspiring writer, trying to read a little bit of everything but partial to sci-fi and military fiction."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio