Retreat, Hell!

Version: Unabridged
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: History, Fiction & Literature, Military
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: January 2004
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 18 hours
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Overview

It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. The bit in his teeth, Douglas MacArthur is intent on surging across the 38th parallel toward the Yalu River, where he is certain no Chinese are waiting for him, while Major Ken McCoy, operating undercover, hears a different story entirely, and is just as intent on nailing down the truth before it is too late. Meanwhile, Brigadier General Fleming Pickering, shuttling between two continents, works desperately to mediate the escalating battle between MacArthur and President Harry Truman, while trying to keep his mind from the cold fact that somewhere out there, his own daredevil pilot son, Pick, is lost behind enemy lines - and may be lost forever.
Before Retreat, Hell! is finished, all their fates will be determined - and for some of them, it will be a bitter pill indeed.

Reviews (5)

Retreat Hell

Written by Anonymous on February 4th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a great book. Can't wait for the next in this sequel.

Reteat, Hell!

Written by Sandra Fowler from Louisville, KY on April 18th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a great book I couldn't put it down. It kept me up at night

Retreat, Hell!

Written by Anonymous on October 12th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I found this book to be both thrilling and suspenseful. WEB Griffin knows how to weave a story to keep you interested. I found I couldn't wait to listen.

Retrea Hell

Written by Anonymous on September 23rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was very skillfully written but yet some was a little unbelievable. Very drawn out.

Great book with poor production. 5 stars for content 1 star for production.

Written by Anonymous on October 1st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This audiobook is a perfect example of overproduced junk. Like the rest of the series, the book itself is great, but when it's over you'll happy you don't have to listen to it any more.

Author Details

Author Details

Griffin, W.E.B.

"William E. Butterworth III (W.E.B. Griffin) was born on November 10, 1929, in Newark, N.J. to William Edmund and Gladys (Schnable) Butterworth. He served in the U.S. Army, 1946-1947, 1951-1953 and as a combat correspondent in Korea. He is married with three grown children and lives in Fairhope, Alabama. He's written under the pseudonyms of W.E.B. Griffin, Alex Baldwin, Webb Beech, Walker E. Blake, James McM. Douglas, Eden Hughes, Edmund O. Scholefield and Patrick J. Williams. Honors: Alabama Library Association, Alabama Author's Award, 1982. He was awarded honorary and/or life memberships in the Special Operations Association, Marine Combat Correspondents, and Marine Raider Association. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Military Fiction by Norwich University and addressed the cadets at West Point. He has been invested into the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and is a member of Gaston-Lee Post #5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars. ""Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me he how much he enjoyed reading my books,"" says Griffin. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 after schooling at various public and private schools. After basic training, he received counter-intelligence training at Fort Holabird and was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany where he was ultimately assigned to the staff of then Major General I.D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary.

During the Korean War, he was recalled to active duty, interrupting his education at Philips University in Marburg an der Lahn in Germany, and again served under General I.D. White, both at Fort Knox and in Korea, earning the Expert Combat Infantry Badge and serving as a combat information officer and as acting X Corps (Group) information officer.

On his release from active duty, he was appointed Chief of the Publications Division of the Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, AL. After successfully publishing three novels, he left his civilian employment with the Army and has since published more than 128 books, including both fiction and non-fiction.

He is the author of the bestselling Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, The Corps and Honor Bound series. He lives in Alabama. He also writes under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin. Soldier Spies was originally published in 1986 under the name of Alex Baldwin - it was republished in 1999 under W.E.B Griffin's name."