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Honor Bound | [W. E. B. Griffin]

Honor Bound

It's 1942. A Marine aviator, an Army paratrooper and demolitions expert, and a non-com radio man are on an impossible mission for the OSS - sabotaging the resupply of German ships and submarines - by any means necessary!
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Publisher's Summary

It's 1942. A Marine aviator, an Army paratrooper and demolitions expert, and a non-com radio man are on an impossible mission for the OSS - sabotaging the resupply of German ships and submarines by any means necessary!

First Lieutenant Cletus Frade is fresh from Guadalcanal. He teams up with Second Lieutenant Anthony Pelosi and Sergeant David Ettinger for the most critical OSS operation of the war.

Under the direction of the mysterious Colonel Loman, they venture into a simmering stew of German and Allied agents, collaborators, and government security thugs, of men and women hiding their pasts and plotting their futures - all in supposedly neutral city of Buenos Aires.

©2008 W. E. B. Griffin; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Griffin's reconstruction of upper-class Argentine society in the 1940s provides an exotic and credible setting for a tautly written story whose twists and turns will keep readers guessing until the last page." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Robert E. Scarcelle 03-27-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Worth the listen"

    The book started slowly but as you listen you begin to like the main characters, father, son, and the other characters linked to them. I'm not normally a fan of military based novels but will puchase other books in the series by this author. I would have given this book 4.5 to 5 stars with the exception that it ended a bit abruptly. I would have liked a bit more follow up on the relationships the author developed throughout the novel but still well worth listening to.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Omaha, NE, United States 07-15-14
    Amazon Customer Omaha, NE, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "An Enjoyable Listen"
    Any additional comments?

    I read the series years ago, now I want to revisit them all in audio format. About the only complaint that I had was that someone should have told Dick Hill that the name Jorge is pronounced "Hor-Hey" and not "Hor-Gay". That was just annoying.
    Other than that I enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 12-27-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 12-27-14 Member Since 2015

    I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath

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    "Not Bound"

    When will I learn? I read the first book of Semper Fi, thought it was pretty good and when several more of Griffin's book went on sale, I bought three. This is the second I bought and it is awful. Nothing happens in this book. I stuck it out for eleven chapters, but lost patience.

    Dick Hill is my favorite narrator and he did a good job, although I will agree with others I did not like the echo effect. If you have listened to any of McCaffery's Dragon books, then you know what I an talking about.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Honor Bound"

    Great! Great! Great!

    You need more books to listen to by W.E.B. Griffin.


    Fred Flavin

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    David Buxton 08-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great listen"

    Classic story but unique perspective, this is the first and best of the series. Good narrator as well

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    Rick 07-20-15
    Rick 07-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Start to an Exciting Series"
    What made the experience of listening to Honor Bound the most enjoyable?

    The detail of the of the characters, the understanding of the cultural intricacies of 1940 Argentina, and each of the sub-plots made this a very enjoyable read.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Dick Hill has a very good voice for narration with wonderful pacing and also understands the pronunciation of those elements of the book required to be spoken in Spanish and German. I would think that he should do al narrations for the W.E.B. Griffin "Honor" series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bigfoot 06-18-15
    Bigfoot 06-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story horrible narration!"

    I've read the book before. It truly is Griffin (the elder) at his best. I can't believe Mr. Griffin who lives in Argentina and who has spent a lot of time in Germany would allow such a lousy narrator read his book. Buy the hard copy and boycott the E version.

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    Paul Suwanee, GA, United States 06-17-15
    Paul Suwanee, GA, United States 06-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very slow, no action sorry I purchased the book"

    This book was full of useless information and needless details to fill pages. There was almost no action and full of superficial relationships. Don't waste your money.

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    Novel Reader Jackson, MS 05-08-15
    Novel Reader Jackson, MS 05-08-15 Member Since 2010

    Mystery and Fantasy Lover

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    "The beginning of another great WWII series"

    W.E.B. GRIFFIN has another very good series in Honor Bound. I am looking forward to the next book. Try it

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    B. Larrick Maricopa, AZ 04-25-15
    B. Larrick Maricopa, AZ 04-25-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent book"
    Where does Honor Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story line is very good. I really like the history that is so accurate and woven into the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The historical authenticity woven into the story.


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