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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"
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    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 2014

    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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    Fred Plymouth, MA, USA 02-21-09
    Fred Plymouth, MA, USA 02-21-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Honor Bound"

    Great! Great! Great!

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


    Fred Flavin

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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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    Mary MacDonald Chicago, IL United States 03-27-15
    Mary MacDonald Chicago, IL United States 03-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story! Really engaged you!"

    The pronunciation of Argentine Spanish was atrocious! Argentines don't speak Spanish like most Latin Americans! I probably would have enjoyed reading it more than listening to it because of the poor pronunciation.

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    Robert L. Margolis 02-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    Where does Honor Bound rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book was a joy to listen to. The detail was excellent. I really enjoyed this book. This is my first WEB Griffin book. More to follow.


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    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 06-27-14
    Corinne Washington, DC, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2014
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    "An excellent read"

    I really like Griffin, but I think this book is one of my favorites. It has everything - character development, emotion, depth, politics, suspense and military strategy. The main character, Lieutenant Cletus Frade is a Charlie Castillo kind of personality although perhaps not as outsized. The back drop of Argentina and "neutrality" in WWII gives some perspective on the complexity of that war. If you like the Presidential Agent Series (but perhaps have given up once Griffin son-in-law took the pen), read this one - it's fun and gripping. The Corps series needs to be read as a series and the depth of it comes both from the growth of some of the recurring characters and the history (WWII in the Pacific); Honor Bound seems to be the only one of the Honor Bound series that has the magic combination of Dick Hill + Griffin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gary EDWARDSVILLE, IL, United States 09-25-12
    Gary EDWARDSVILLE, IL, United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A good example of what I call "historical fiction""
    If you could sum up Honor Bound in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, creative, and meticulous.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I found the father, Jorge Gallermo Frade, to be my favorite (I hope I didn't butcher the spelling). The author tempers his latin machismo, honor, and paternal love very well.


    Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favorite?

    The loyal manservant, Enrico.


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

    Argentina - another front of WWII


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to listening to the second installment.

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    Susan 09-02-12
    Susan 09-02-12
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    "Good WEB Griffin"
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    I like Dick Hill's narration. He has a nice, steady cadence. He doesn't mangle foreign languages any worse than any other narrator. His accents, while not spot on in most cases, are decent. The reason I gave the performance such a low rating is I couldn't stand the SFX...they really have to go. I enjoy being read to, but unlike a preschooler, I don't need SFX in any shape or form. I have enough imagination to fill in the blanks...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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