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  • Killing the SS

  • By: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard - contributor
  • Narrated by: Bill O'Reilly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,938
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742

As the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run. A few were soon caught, including the notorious SS leader Heinrich Himmler. Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. Among them were Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, Hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another great Killing book by O'Reilly & Dugard

  • By G. Kinzer on 10-11-18

Awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-18-18

I knew some of the stories about the SS in South America but not to the extent that O'Reilly covers it. Fascinating and disgusting all at the same time. Fascinating because the networks supporting the NAZIs were elaborate and many of the criminals were able to escape justice for so long. Disgusting because of the support provided to the criminals by various governments, including the US. Great listen.

  • The Spymasters

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 7
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

It is summer 1943. Two of the Allies’ most important plans are at grave risk: Operation Overlord’s invasion of France and the Manhattan Project’s race to build the atomic bomb. A furious President Roosevelt turns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan — and Donovan turns to Dick Canidy and his teams behind enemy lines. They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Spymasters

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-12

Spymasters

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Good book and decent ending to the series. It felt a bit rushed towards the end. I would have liked to see Griffen close off some of the other main characters we had spent so much time with, but it is his to tell.

  • The Double Agents

  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 294
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184

Canidy, Fulmar, and colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services face an even greater task than ever before: to convince Hitler and the Axis powers that the invasion of the European continent will take place anywhere but on the beaches of Nazi-occupied France.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • OK A SPy Novel it ain't

  • By Kai on 07-29-07

the Double Agents ok

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

Griffin is a master of detail to put you in the setting; however there were times I found myself saying out loud, "ok get on with it already."
the work with David Niven, Ian Fleming and Peter Ustinoff was a good twist.
The narrator was ok, but he is so barrotone all the characters sounded the same.
Funny, because the narrator has changed for each book in the series, I have many different mental descriptions of all the characters, which I dont like.
Still, a good story, just not one of the best.

  • The Saboteurs

  • A Men at War Novel
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth IV
  • Narrated by: David Colacci
  • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting and sinking U.S. supply ships. Ships are burning at their moorings in U.S. ports, and a series of explosions has afflicted trains and train stations around the country - is it all accidental or is it sabotage? As World War II heats up, "Wild Bill" Donovan's agents - answerable only to Donovan and the president - suddenly find themselves battling on two fronts at once.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Ugh

  • By Randy Blankenship on 10-01-18

disappointing

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

Reviewed: 07-20-18

I love Griffin's books and the way he writes. I did not enjoy this one and couldn't wait for it to be done. There really wasn't much to it and it appeared he hurried up to finish the ending. Bummer because I really enjoy his work. He could have left this one out of the series.

  • The Fighting Agents

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 4
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220

The Philippines, 1943: As the ragged remnants of the American forces stand against the might of the Imperial Japanese Army, a determined cadre of OSS agents becomes their only contact with the outside world - and their only hope for survival.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Spies

  • By Jean on 10-27-13

Fighting Agents

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

Reviewed: 06-20-18

the books in this series only get better. Griffin really draws you in and the climax (climaxes) are worth waiting to the last page. in this case the last page is in the Afterword. Great Book.

  • The Soldier Spies

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 3
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 215
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 217

It is November 1942. War is raging in Europe. The invasion of North Africa has begun. In Washington, OSS chief William J. Donovan finds himself fighting a rear-guard battle against an unexpected enemy: the rival intelligence chiefs back home. In Morocco, Second Lieutenant Eric Fulmar waits in the desert for a car containing two top-level defectors - or will it be full of SS men instead? In England, Major Richard Canidy gets the mission of his life: to penetrate into the heart of Germany and bring out the man with the secret of the jet engine, before the Germans grab hold of him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved WEB Griffin for years

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-10-18

Soldier Spies

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

love this book. love this series. Griffin is a great storyteller. I wish I would have this when it first came out.

  • The Secret Warriors

  • A Men at War Novel, Book 2
  • By: W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by: Michael Russotto
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 249
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209

Washington D.C., 1942. With the help of Charles A. Lindbergh, ace OSS pilot Richard Canidy sets up an air maneuver that will drop agents into the Belgian Congo to smuggle out uranium ore essential to the arms race. But this time, Canidy is not in the saddle; he's the backup pilot. And though he's not used to waiting for something to go wrong, he knows that it will....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Story, bad narration

  • By Ken and Brenda on 05-21-12

Mos Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-18

if you loved the Brotherhood of War, you will love this series. Griffin does mot disappoint. Have aleeady downloaded the others in this series. Can't wait to see what happens next.

  • Dereliction of Duty

  • By: H. R. McMaster
  • Narrated by: H. R. McMaster
  • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Dereliction of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. Fully and convincingly researched, based on transcripts and personal accounts of crucial meetings, confrontations and decisions, it is the only book that fully re-creates what happened and why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Abridged Version Anyone

  • By Laurel on 01-09-18

Good re-cap

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-18

if you have studied this at all then you will realize he doesn't necessarily add new info but does reinforce it. well researched.

  • Barbarians at the Gate

  • The Fall of RJR Nabisco
  • By: Bryan Burrough
  • Narrated by: John Helyar
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 830
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 647

Barbarians at the Gate has been called one of the most influential business books of all time, the definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Bryan Burrough's and John Helyer's account of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street in October and November of 1988 gives us not only a detailed look at financial operations at the highest levels but a richly textured social history of wealth in the twilight of the Reagan era.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great book, not so great audiobook

  • By Cheimon on 11-17-07

Barbarians

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-18

interesting story. makes me wsnt to see the movie. The LBO process became confusing in how it was executed, but it sounds like it WAS confusing.

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,956
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,110
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,071

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a 15 minutes book turned into few hours

  • By Sandy Rice on 02-22-18

Good

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-18

I really enjoy Simon Sinek's work but this was ok. The first few chapters were all over the place and repetitive. The message of why to start with why was definitely drilled into your head. I almost gave up until chapter 4. overall it was good but you have to stick with it throughout. I am a fan of his. He does good work.