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Word of Honor Audiobook

Word of Honor

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Publisher's Summary

He is a good man, a brilliant corporate executive, an honest, handsome family man admired by men and desired by women. But a lifetime ago Ben Tyson was a lieutenant in Vietnam.There the men under his command committed a murderous atrocity -- and together swore never to tell the world what they had done.

Now the press, army justice, and the events he tried to forget have caught up with Ben Tyson. His family, his career, and his personal sense of honor hang in the balance. And only one woman can reveal the truth of his past -- and set him free.

©2009 Nelson DeMille; (P)2009 Hachette

What the Critics Say

"The flashbacks to Hue, the pre-trial investigation (involving an attractive female major), the court-martial proceedings, the emotions of the principal characters and the soul-sickness wrought by war (which is the story's effective subtext) all are depicted with marvelous vividness." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Carol 08-29-10
    Carol 08-29-10
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    "A good listen"

    I'm enjoying this book a great deal. A captivating plot and provides a good picture of what Viet Nam was like for those who fought it.

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    Dennis montgomery, AL, United States 08-15-10
    Dennis montgomery, AL, United States 08-15-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow! Just Wow!"

    This was THE audiobook that I just did not want to end! I have listened to literally hundreds of books over the years, and this is up there with the all time best maybe THE best. I will admit that I have enjoyed just about everything DeMille has written (except some airline pilot story), and I think Scott Brick is the audiobook version of Sinatra. But this was a magnificent listen, I found myself avoiding my weeken golf game to listen, taking extra time riding to work and even taking long lunches just get get a few more minutes of it. I rate this up there with Demille's best!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff L 07-20-10
    Jeff L 07-20-10
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    "A Very Well Done Book"

    DeMille is one of my favorite authors. He demonstrates the breadth of his skills in this book. It's an engaging story with several characters very well developed. That requires an interest in people and the Viet Name era. There are many lives that were affected by this "war". This story tells about some of them.

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    David A McDaniel 06-03-10 Member Since 2010
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    "So slow!!"

    I've listened to most of the Nelson DeMille books and loved all of them...until now. I'm 16 hours into this one and I keep thinking it's going to pick up, but it never does. I'm pretty sure there is an interesting climax that will occur at the end, but I don't think I'll make it that far. I also normally love Scott Brick's narration and he does a good job with the voices in this. However, it seems like he is talking at half-speed...maybe it's the material.
    I would recommend any Nelson DeMille except this one.

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    Cedric 05-30-10
    Cedric 05-30-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Wild Thriller"

    Nelson DeMille delivers once again. I enjoyed the captivating plot and cliff hanging story line. Keep em' coming...

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    Ashok E Kolady 04-27-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Tedious and a big let down"

    As a fan of Lion's Game, this book was a huge disappointment for me. I survived part one and wondered what the author accomplished for eight hours besides wasting my time. I didn't make it to part two.

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    Just me Alabama 04-19-10
    Just me Alabama 04-19-10 Member Since 2015

    Justme

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    "Great Listen"

    I am generally not interested in anything about the Viet Nam war but I love Nelson DeMille and the book was on sale at the time. Much to my surprise I loved every second of it even the slightly predictable ending.

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    Donald Dennison, MN, United States 03-18-10
    Donald Dennison, MN, United States 03-18-10
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    "Very good book"

    Nelson DeMille has become one of my favorite authors. This story had a few slow spots, but they did not last long. It is a very good read and well worth the time.

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    Randy San Jose, CA, United States 02-04-10
    Randy San Jose, CA, United States 02-04-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Read"

    I hated this book, it kept me up many a night. because I could not put it down. great read again.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D. Asher Kentucky 11-03-09
    D. Asher Kentucky 11-03-09 Listener Since 2007

    Dave

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    "Sorry when it was over"

    This book was enjoyable as it was well written and of course, Scott Brick, did his usual great job in narrating it. Nelson DeMille's books that have been based on Vietnam have done a great job sharing what our soldiers went through while placing the war in historical perspective. I give this 4 stars instead of five as there are sections of the book that seem to lose a bit of continuity. Overall, an excellent book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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