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  • The Last Heroes

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 1
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 352

June, 1941. Determined that the United States will be prepared for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization in history, the Office of Strategic Services. Young and daring, the OSS assemble under a thin camouflage of diplomacy and then disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations. And no operation is more critical than the one being conducted by hotshot pilot Richard Canidy and his half-German friend Eric Fulmar: to secure the rare ore that will power a top-secret weapon....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Awful reader!

  • By Carolyn J on 08-05-12

Disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

I'll start off by saying I have read WEB Griffins book series the Corps and Brotherhood of War. Probably read each series 7 or more times. I even enjoyed it on Audible...except for the last three in the Brotherhood series. Huge disappointment there! The Last Heroes I was hoping to replace my enjoyment with Griffins' writing but the books bounced around too much and talked about topics that I thought got too much into detail on a subject he could have omitted. I got the impression it was too much like filler to me. After a few chapters I turned it off...just couldn't listen to it anymore.

  • Special Ops

  • Brotherhood of War, Book 9
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
  • Length: 23 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 541
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 480

In November 1964, Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara went to the Congo with two hundred men, intent on making it his first step in taking over Africa and South America. He failed, thanks in large part to the efforts of an intrepid band of Green Berets. Licking his wounds, he retreated to Cuba to recruit more men and try the same thing in Bolivia. He failed there, too. In fact, he died there, and thus, despite his incompetence, became a glorious martyr to the cause. But who was trying to kill him, really - and who was trying to keep him alive?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The Congo & Che Guevara

  • By Jean on 02-04-13

Disappointed

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-18

These last three books of the series were a big disappointment. The books are all set around a coupe in the Congo. The reading was fine but I didn't care that the conflict of the story line was in Africa. Why not continue with Southeast Asia? Being a military veteran I was disappointed with the reader not pronouncing the acronyms correctly that the military uses. There were also some mistakes within the reading (and perhaps by the author) that SF units didn't use a CAR-16, or a C-131, and once during a flight, a member said to look at something on the ground at their 3 o'clock and everyone looked to the left?? I actually stopped listening to the book because I completely lost interest in the story......and possibly the author.

  • Behind the Lines

  • Corps, Book 7
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 995
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 853
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850

World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable but the sound engineer needs to be fired

  • By Banyan on 12-31-15

Love it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I have read this book series at least 7 times and Dick Hill did an amazing job reading.