The title of this book implies an exciting spy thriller. It is just the opposite. Boooring! There is little action to hold a listeners interest for 21 hrs. I put it on "fast play" and it was still too slow. The plot sounded very interesting but the writing managed to deflate my interest about half way through the book. I finished the book in order to try to discover some redeeming qualities. I didn't succeed. it wasn't even good history. Don't waste your time.
W.E.B. Griffin is by far the best author of the Military genre. He uses actual true historical events adds in his own twist, throws in interesting characters and puts the reader right into the action. This book explains a lot about how Air America started. Fasten your seat belts and put your tray tables in their upright and locked positions, it's going to be a wild ride!
I live in santa monica, California have been a listener for 10 years
This is the first W.E.B book I have ever felt the need to review. I love his other books but this one is impossible to follow. There are so many people involved, americans, germans, and those from argentina, I bet the cast adds up to at least 75. the germans are given their offical army name which is not translated to english so you do not know who commands whom. They travel all over the world which is also very confusing. There are probably 15 to 20 people in each chapter. The only way to listen to this book is if you have a "photographic or audible memory" beyond belief. Please keep the next book shorter and a little more simple for the publics enjoyment.
Brick , only
No purpose, too detailed, slow. Nothing to demand interest
All of it
This is the second of Griffin's books I have tried, can I ger my credits back. Never again
Fascinating subject and much interesting dialogue to pay attention to. I downgrade only because I do not like Scott Brick's reading and a realistic German accent is required. Other reviews have gotten me interested enough in the rest of the series to listen to it inspite of Brick's erzatz emotion.