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Empire and Honor Audiobook

Empire and Honor: Honor Bound, Book 7

October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up - but they have far more important things to do. Chief among them is the protection of their assets, especially the human ones. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence - in particular the identity of the Soviet spies in the U.S. atomic bomb program - his people would be spirited to safety in Argentina.
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October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up - but they have far more important things to do.

Chief among them is the protection of their assets, especially the human ones. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence - in particular the identity of the Soviet spies in the U.S. atomic bomb program - his people would be spirited to safety in Argentina. Only a handful of people know about it. If word got out, all hell would break loose, and the U.S. would lose some of its most valuable sources and secrets.

Meanwhile, in Argentina, a U-boat captain pops up out of the blue and surrenders his submarine and crew. And in the American Zone of Occupation in Germany, a young counterintelligence agent pursues an unusual assignment perhaps a little too vigorously. The consequences of both actions will affect not only Frade and company, but everything they’re working on.

Now things are really going to get complicated.

Filled with the special flair that Griffin’s fans have come to expect from him, Empire and Honor is another rousing adventure from one of our finest storytellers.

©2012 W. E. B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Susan 08-18-13
    Susan 08-18-13
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    "Let's all play a game 2 (see Corps series #7)"

    It amazes me that two men, one with a 30-inch inseam and the other with a 36-inch inseam, can both wear a third man's trousers and have them fit...

    P.S. Did this story end abruptly or what?

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    Laura 06-11-13
    Laura 06-11-13
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    "Looking forward to Book 8!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    We love Cletus! The whole series is terrific!


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott Brick is my favorite narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! Now I want to know what happens with the sub!


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    Thomas Sanibel, FL, United States 03-25-13
    Thomas Sanibel, FL, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2010
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    "He's still great!"
    Where does Empire and Honor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Griffin's six different series are all great, but Honor Bound is my favorite - perhaps because of the hero's larger-than-life persona and the interesting settings. This is, by my count, his 50th book, and he still tells a story with detail and interest which few authors match. This ranks as one of my favorite all-time audiobooks, even though the ending really caught me hanging by a thread. Hope the next arrives sooner rather than later.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Griffin still tells the story, fleshing out the characters and filling in the past for those who either haven't read the prior books or, like me, forget some detail. It 's the storytelling and the detail, woven into history, that makes this series - and this book - to my liking.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Brick is a delightful storyteller. In these books, his dialects enhance the story. Switching from accents of American Texan to Spanish and German enhances the story.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "The War is over, but the adventure continues"


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    GB Northern Virginia 03-04-13
    GB Northern Virginia 03-04-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good and solid"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Empire and Honor to be better than the print version?

    Tough to compare when I bought audio version to listen to on way to work.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    As with all other W.E.B Griffin series his mastery of weaving historical facts within his fictional settings was superb.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott brick is very enjoyable, one of the best.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but the wife kept interrupting.


    Any additional comments?

    My only complaint is the abrupt ending, which leads to the probable next book in this series.

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    Don 02-20-13
    Don 02-20-13
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    "Confusing"
    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    A boring plot about a country and topic I had no interest in. Perhaps a different cover suggesting the true story would help. I have enjoyed other books by Griffin, but in my opinion this was a blooper. Did every character have to have a moniker 5 names long? I waded painfully through the entire book, because Scott Brick is awesome.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stuart Fujisaki Oak Park, California United States 01-27-13
    Stuart Fujisaki Oak Park, California United States 01-27-13 Member Since 2014

    I've been an audio book fan for years and years, since borrowing Books-on-Tape from my local library, buying cassettes from BOT, then migrating to Audible eight years ago. My audio library has become extensive. But still waiting for James Michener's work to get over here.....

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    "Cry for me Argentina!"

    The WEB Griffin empire jumped the shark and having a 500+ page volume #7 proves it. I’d say 175 pages max for the amount of new material provided in the latest offering of the Argentina series. The author and co-author, I.e. the co-author succeeded in converting once interesting characters into parodies of themselves, while slogging them through a totally uninteresting, often confusing tale. You'd think the father would instruct the son to just stick to the time tested formula (stick to the script, stupid). He didn't listen, or more likely, thought he was Hemingway. It appears the WEB empire intends to expand into volumes #8, #9 and probably #10 – count me out. Evita made an appearance in this book so Butterworth Hemingway must be chomping at the bit to bring in Andrew Lloyd Webber as a guest B.I.S. agent or S.A.A. passenger.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brett Daley Scottsdale, AZ United States 07-23-15
    Brett Daley Scottsdale, AZ United States 07-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Story, bad performance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but they will have to suffer with Scott Bricks terrible reading


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes


    What didn’t you like about Scott Brick’s performance?

    He does not know how to pronounce words/places that are not native to the english language, plus his style is very irritating.


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

    no


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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