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....
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....
One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: The Soviet Union....
From Shanghai to Wake Island, the Corps was America’s first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor....
Two armed men board a 727 that has been all but forgotten at an airfield in Angola....
They were the young ones, the bright ones, the ones with the dreams. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they honorably answered the call....
Argentina, April 1943: World War II rages in clandestine battles both sides deny - but neither can afford to lose. A Nazi plot threatens to overthrow the government and change the course of the war - and three American fighting men (Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolitions expert Anthony Pelosi, and communications genius David Ettinger) are thrust into a lethal nest of intrigue.
Good book. Terrible experience.
I love Griffin's books, but the narrator of this book couldn't have been much worse. His affectations of German and Argentine dialects are horrible, and his reading is excruciatingly slow and boring I didn't even look at the reviews before I bought it as I was so excited to get this latest release. If you're like me and you have to have this Griffin book, just know that it is very, very hard to listen to. I hope I never hear this narrator again.
26 of 26 people found this review helpful
Read the book, this is almost impossible to listen to. The narrator has ruined this book. His pronunciations are horrible, and inaccurate. He reads like a fifth grader. I would be embarrassed to have read a book professionally like this.
W.E.B. Griffin is such an accomplished writer, it is sad to hear his book read like this.
25 of 25 people found this review helpful
I love W.E.B Griffin books and all the audio books before this, but this audio book is the worst. I feel that for the first time I really got burned by this one. the narrator is just the most boring and monotone I have ever heard. DO NOT WASTE A CREDIT ON THIS AUDIO BOOK !!!!! I sure wish I hadn't.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
Love the author and have read all of his books. But please don't use this narrator again. He is so articulate it sounds robotic.
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
If you can't afford a good Narrator then don't make a Audio book!! It has to be the worst narration I have ever heard. I will remember Micheal Rossotto and never buy another one he has narrated.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
The narrator makes this book un-listenable, I have never been so completely dissappointed in a narrator's delivery. I love W.E.B. Griffins books and have listened to most but I honestly can not make it more that a few minutes into this book before the narrators voice....... I highly suggest you listen to a sample before you make this purchase and consider carefully whether you can listen to the sound of this voice for hours and hours. I wish I had......
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
I am an avid W.E.B. Griffin fan. I am very glad that I began my appreciation of his books by reading them in print form. I have read the entire Men at War series and the Corp series. Luckily, the reader used for the first Honor Bound series book was excellent or I might have disliked this series as much as I dislike this reader. Michael Russotto is the worst book reader that I have ever heard and I have been an Audible member for more than 5 years. Please, Please, Please never use this reader again for any book series.The book is very good but you might just want to go buy the paperback or visit the library.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I just don't get it. I'm trying to figure out who would like to listen to this narrator. Perhaps someone new to the English language? Each word is spoken slowly, and every sentence seems to follow the same cadence. I whole-heartedly recommend, as did another reviewer, that you listen to a sample before purchasing.
I have disregarded comments about poor narration in the past, but you really must heed this warning. When narrators fall down, it is usually in certain types of character voices. While that happens here as well (several Nazis sound like 8 year old girls), the basic parts of the text are painful to listen to.
How do I know it's a great book? I've read it before. Now I'm faced with an audio book that I likely can't listen to past the third chapter.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I read the book before, but listing to this reader,at the slow speed he is reading put me to sleep. His pronunciation of the German is totally wrong. It's "Leibstandarte" meaning Hitler's Bodyguards, not "Liebstandarte" this has nothing to do with " Lieb- Love".
Scott Brick should have been chosen as the reader.
Can I get my money back?
21 of 22 people found this review helpful
I sure do miss Dick Hill.Great book, but the Russotto's narration is horrible. Can we all go in together and hire Dick Hill to re-read this one?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful