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Men in Blue Audiobook

Men in Blue: Badge of Honor, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

W. E. B. Griffin's best-selling series The Corps and Brotherhood of War have captured the pride and glory of the military community. Now he reveals a city police force with the same unique blend of realism, drama, and action.

A cop has been shot - cold-bloodedly gunned down while trying to prevent a holdup. Regulations say the investigation is to be handled like any other homicide. But when a cop is killed in the line of duty, it is different. And the brotherhood in blue will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice.

Top cops: listen to another Badge of Honor title.

©1988 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Bevs Mom 10-08-12
    Bevs Mom 10-08-12
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    "Tremendous Cop story with Mystery and some Romance"

    Griffin AKA Butterworth is well known for his war stories. However, he hits a home run with this COP book. It is set within the Philadelphia Police Department. Griffin does a great job of explaining how the Police feel when one of their own is taken. However, he also shows how the family can be affected as well the public. He adds in a little Romance to go along with the Mystery and he has another book that I could not seem to put down once I started it. As a retired Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff from a small town/county in another state, I feel he must have put in some time in law enforcement to have done such a fantastic job.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    ANNETTE 03-13-12
    ANNETTE 03-13-12
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    "Good story."

    At times it was difficult to keep the characters straight. Overall it is a good story and performed very well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Library Volunteer Oklahoma City, OK United States 07-04-13
    Library Volunteer Oklahoma City, OK United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2008

    A Book and a Cat: Nothing more

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    "Blah."

    This is my first W.E.B. Griffin book, and likely my last. If you are a fan and convince me otherwise, I'm all ears. Perhaps he grew as an author.

    One cannot fault the novel for being somewhat outdated; the pay phone that requires a dime certainly reflects its time of writing. I chuckled a bit at these glimpses back in time, but I read a lot of current fiction that reaches back into history.

    What I disliked are the thin, predictable characters. I endured rather than enjoyed Men in Blue.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    George 05-26-13
    George 05-26-13
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    "The Cop & The Blonde Reporter"

    Another special download from audible.com--first in a series. In this one, the cop falls for the reporter dame, with many undercurrents and in the background of a senior cop shot. I liked it, but believe I'll wait awhile for the second in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Char Omaha, NE, United States 02-07-11
    Char Omaha, NE, United States 02-07-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    I've never read anything of Griffin's that I didn't like. He's an excellent writer. This was written 23 years ago and I did not like it. I don't like the narrator either. I also bought the second book in the series and if it's as bad as this one I will never order the others. I was looking forward to another good series by Griffin but this falls far short of that. Lousy character development which Griffin normally does very well. Very disappointed.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    P FORT DENAUD, FL, United States 11-05-16
    P FORT DENAUD, FL, United States 11-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "W E B stories are always entertaining"
    Would you listen to Men in Blue again? Why?

    I might after I listen to the series. I regularly list to others series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Sounded like a good ending. Open for future stories


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different reader. At least the names were american.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going into the series with an open mind even though I dislike the reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sophielei Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 09-30-15
    Sophielei Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 09-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    "old"
    Any additional comments?

    This book is set in 1974. When I listen to a police procedure book I prefer the year to be current, or at the most 10 years old. Very disappointing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 03-02-17
    Karen 03-02-17

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Classic 80's Chauvinism"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Very rude dialogue of the 80's by the men in blue!
    In this day and age, the old name calling is like getting a glass of ice water thrown at you while listening.
    This story has tons of male chauvinistic viewpoints (gads were we that shallow in those days!)


    Would you be willing to try another book from W. E. B. Griffin? Why or why not?

    NOT for me, but if you want to re live the 80's this story is for you.
    If you loved the pace of Dragnet, then this story has that type of timing, but it definitely shows the shallow attitude some people had in those days. Take off your happy glasses for this one!
    This author certainly has a fan base, but this book doesn't even compel my curiosity to check it out. Since the material is so dated, it was difficult for me to guess the message the author intended. If it was how the 80's cops protected each other, then that point came across.


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

    This was a 1st in series sale so I could try new author's and readers. Reader did a good job despite the material. I will check him out on another author to give him a 2nd chance.


    Did Men in Blue inspire you to do anything?

    I write this review even though I have 4 hrs to go. I am going to finish, but I don't see anything so far to compel me to buy book #2.
    Note: I do use the new 1.25x speed to match the author's intent.


    Any additional comments?

    See Marcia Clark's Rachel Knight and Samantha Brinkman series for good listening entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Villa Park, CA United States 01-22-17
    Amazon Customer Villa Park, CA United States 01-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Educational, but Boring"

    The story is very educational with a lot of knowledge about the police and how it works, but the massive info dumps common in nearly every chapter interrupted the plot. Would have been better if the information was marked for possible skipping, cut down or removed entirely.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrew hidden hills, california, United States 01-18-14
    andrew hidden hills, california, United States 01-18-14 Member Since 2007
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    "mr russotto and i do not get along"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    scott brick, or someone with some life and acting ability. too bad. i was a huge fan of the other GRiffen series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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