Shanghai Best Read || [W.E.B. Griffin], Shanghai, W.E.B. Griffin, Shanghai Semper Fi The Corps Book From Shanghai to Wake Island the Corps was America s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Now the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga brings to life the men of the U S Marine Corps their loves and their loyalties as they steeled themselves for bSemper Fi The Corps Book, Shanghai Best Read || [W.E.B. Griffin] - Shanghai, Shanghai Semper Fi The Corps Book From Shanghai to Wake Island the Corps was America s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor Now the bests

  • Title: Shanghai
  • Author: W.E.B. Griffin
  • ISBN: 9783404133352
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback

Shanghai

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  1. Semper Fi is a hard core military thriller that takes you all the way back to 1941 up until the bombing of Pearl Harbor One man, Kenneth McCoy is the focus of this story as a China Marine stationed in Shanghai undercover manning transports throughout the small villages gathering intel McCoy has made some enemies with high ranking officials but as he is vindicated of several international incidents, he is also moving up in ranks You ll meet all sorts of types in this first book in the series and [...]


  2. I found this 30 year old pre Pearl Harbour novel to be just an alright listen Fortunately, Hall of Famer, Dick Hill narrated, bringing his usual A game I didn t find the writing to be inspiring 4 of 10 stars


  3. W.E.B Griffin s The Corps series are not simply books about war The war is a backdrop for vignette s about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances His characters are detailed, living, breathing, flawed creatures just like you and I Book 1 Semper Fi follows Ken J Killer McCoy It is just before America gets involved in WWII and follows through the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the fall of Wake Island Phillipines McCoy is a China Marine or a Marine stationed in Shanghai China where he becomes [...]


  4. Well I was very surprised by this book The book has received countless four and five star reviews and I thought I would love it Historical fiction about marines in the lead up to World War II How could a guy like me not love it I am so disappointed by this book I am not one of the people on these sites that finds incredibly popular books and rips them to be contrarian I usually fall in with the masses This book is the great exception to that rule.First of all, there is little to no action in thi [...]



  5. Prior to World War II, Marines were stationed in China while the war between China and Japan After killing an Italian Marine while defending himself, Corporal McCoy winds up spying on the Japanese while serving as a driver on resupply convoys He falls for a missionaries wife until he is forced to kill Chinese banits and she snubs him, but he impresses an intellegence officer making an inspection tour of China Sets the stage for the whole Corps series.


  6. My first Griffin read, and I dearly wanted to find his books on at least a four scale, not the 2 to 3 scale where I rate it This is just a story about a marine, one with a highly unlikely story to boot There is no complexity to the story, no interwoven stories that mesh toward the end, just a step ladder from one part of the main characters life in the Marine Now, there s nothing wrong with that, but nothing exceptional either, like the writing, just ordinary There were a few glaring lapses as I [...]


  7. This is my review of the whole series, not just for Semper Fi.Just like most books by Griffin, it has almost exactly the same romance theme It felt as though the main protagonists always seemed to be adored or followed around by virgins, prostitutes, young widows, or cougars I didn t like the fact that some characters very easily rose through the ranks just because he did some errands for people in high places One Private got promoted to Sergeant, just by literally, I mean literally, wiping his [...]


  8. Griffin is an excellent writer when it comes to Historical Fiction His books are character driven than action driven Sad to say, he does use some profanity, but it doesn t seem to be for shock value like some authors do These are military men in dangerous situations and occasional bad language comes out their mouths.Like most of his main characters, in the first book the hero bounces from woman to woman until he meets his one true love and becomes a one woman man.The conversations are crisp, th [...]


  9. Surprisingly enough, though WEB Griffin is a prolific author, with than 6 major series and 100 books under a variety of pseudonyms , The Corps series is the only one I ever really got into The characters somehow got under my skin and I couldn t help but empathize with them when they got into trouble or were in danger of being killed This was an excellent book and a great introduction to one of my favorite series of all time.


  10. I gave this a 4 only because I love Griffin s explanations of the training, weapons, customs of the Marine Corps and I love WWII books But most of the characters are rich except the main character and they all fall in love a minute after meeting and go to bed in 2 minutes after meeting.This is a series of 5 books and I m going to read all five but jump over the sophmoric love interests.


  11. Entertaining and technical read I say technical, because the amount of detail given to the make and model and rank of every character and gun and vehicle is a bit distracting, although I m a sucker for things like that Formulaic and troubled heroes, but likeable as they fight through daunting odds to achieve freedom.


  12. This was the first book I read by this author I am a Marine Veteran and found it very entertaining His writing style hooked me and I have read every book he has published I read this one many years ago


  13. A re read for me I first read this maybe 20 25 years ago.One of W.E.B Griffin s better series, following members of the Marine Corps during WW II.



  14. Number 1 in a series is a good place to start, but I got a taste for this book because I already listened to number 10, which made me familiar with many of the characters In this book they were young and their rank in the USMC was lower, but they wee still very realistic This was a very exciting story which was well done by the author The audio version was narrated by a very talented person which makes a difference.


  15. I started reading this book with a lot of expectation The going was engaging but of no substance The end was very strange it was as if the author has decided to serialize the plot Though I loved the character of McCoy, I was really disappointed with the whole experience Not the best as far as Griffin is concerned I am also surprised that he got such high ratings in the past.


  16. I liked Semper Fi because of the detailed imagery the author was able to create which made it easy and enjoyable to read the entire series The detailed character development, and the enjoyment I received from being able to picture those characters in my mind, greatly enhanced my enjoyment of this book.


  17. This series is a great read, but you should start from the beginning as it is really just one long story I love all the military detail You ll like the books if you liked John Wayne war movies It captures an idealized culture where men are men and women are accessories.




  18. Having been a Marine I found the story interesting Griffin is accurate with his history and Marine Corps lore I m looking forward to the second book Call to Arms


  19. Great bookLove griffins books from the soory trekking to the character developmenter characters are human, not just heroes and jackasses



  20. I ve read most of WEB Griffin s books and this was one of the start of a series Excellent story teller Good plot, action, and fast paced.


  21. Great book about a fictional Marine based on actual events One of my favorite series of all time Killer McCoy is a great character.


  22. Every time I thought I knew what was coming next, I was shocked had no idea The story is well put together, just awesome.



  23. My first experience in reading Griffin s work was actually in reading his Brotherhood of War series from end to end I thought perhaps that I had read the crown jewel of his efforts, but I was sorely mistaken Semper Fi kicks off a series that I found to be far superior to the Brotherhood of War, and what I consider to be Griffin s best work to date.Click cover to buyat Barnes NobleIt s January, 1941, and Private First Class Kenneth McCoy finds himself on the precipice of promotion to Corporal whi [...]