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Curtain of Death Audiobook

Curtain of Death: A Clandestine Operations Novel, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

From #1 New York Times bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency - and a new breed of warrior.

January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded.

The "incident," however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed - and the stakes have never been higher.

©2016 W. E. B. Griffin. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Michael Bend, OR, United States 01-27-17
    Michael Bend, OR, United States 01-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Low Order Dub"
    What disappointed you about Curtain of Death?

    Very sophomoric in plot and nature of characters in the story are a joke


    Has Curtain of Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not necessarily as there are many good authors out there with more believable story lines.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Alexander Cendese’s performances?

    Very hesitant to do so


    What character would you cut from Curtain of Death?

    Most


    Any additional comments?

    W.E.B Griffin has fallen greatly from his early days. If he is not writing or consulting on these "stories" his name should come off the title page.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A Point of View you've never thought of."

    I was always interested in novels based around the WWII era, seeing that this book is post WWII was an interesting period I never thought of; how the Germans had to deal with run away Nazis and the rising communist power.

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    Bettylou 08-13-17
    Bettylou 08-13-17 Member Since 2006
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    "I'm totally a fan"

    This did not disappoint. Perhaps not the best but entertaining as always. I've listened to all the books in this series and in all of the series.

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    Amazon Customer 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "another great story by web Griffin"

    again you feel like you're the one that is fighting against the Russians trying to Undercover the mystery behind it all

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    JR 08-05-17
    JR 08-05-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Another Ho-Hum from a WEB helper"
    What would have made Curtain of Death better?

    Start over from the outline stage. Get a better storyboard. Maybe find someone still living that was there to help with the dialog and describe how people actually behaved.


    Would you ever listen to anything by W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth again?

    Since the real WEB Griffin has to be getting along in his years, I assume he contributes less and less. It shows. I will probably be suckered into the next title(s) holding out hope his helpers will mature.


    What about Alexander Cendese’s performance did you like?

    Seems OK. Nice break.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. It seems juvenile.


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you are desperate wait until it goes on sale at $2.95

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    roger 06-11-17
    roger 06-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Cookbook Spy yarn."

    Mr Griffin has to make a living. His Corps and Brotherhood series were much better and the heros weren't getting it on with every female. The book was adequate for passing as a fair bit short distraction.

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    Michael 05-02-17
    Michael 05-02-17
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    "Lots of repeated material from book 2!!!"

    Lots of repeated material from book 2!!! I expect more from W.E.B. Griffin... sure he would repeatedly use elongated descriptions, but not entire paragraphs that are reused in this book that came from book 2.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rodney Cox 04-22-17
    Rodney Cox 04-22-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Just keeps getting better!"

    Hope there's more to follow. Best series I've listened to in many years. Great narration as with the previous two books.

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    Richard Harding Pawleys Island, SC, US 04-07-17
    Richard Harding Pawleys Island, SC, US 04-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book from W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth and/or Alexander Cendese?

    Of all: W.E. B. Griffin is the best.


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

    Griffin yes, Butterworth no.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Alexander Cendese?

    He has done a good job


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Curtain of Death?

    The book starts out great then has hours of Blah! Blah! Blah! nonsense.


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed, just an attempt to capitalize on past success.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Biff Chicago, IL USA 03-12-17
    Biff Chicago, IL USA 03-12-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Disappointing"

    This was the least interesting book from WEB Griffin I've done And I've read virtually all of them. There was little action and too much was just a rehash of earlier books in this series. Too Bad.

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