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.
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?
We love Cletus! The whole series is terrific!
Scott Brick is my favorite narrator.
Yes! Now I want to know what happens with the sub!
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.
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.
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.
"The War is over, but the adventure continues"
Tough to compare when I bought audio version to listen to on way to work.
As with all other W.E.B Griffin series his mastery of weaving historical facts within his fictional settings was superb.
Scott brick is very enjoyable, one of the best.
Yes, but the wife kept interrupting.
My only complaint is the abrupt ending, which leads to the probable next book in this series.
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.
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.....
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.
Yes, but they will have to suffer with Scott Bricks terrible reading
He does not know how to pronounce words/places that are not native to the english language, plus his style is very irritating.
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