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Publisher's Summary

Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials, special agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting several wars at once, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Cold War.

©2017 W. E. B. Griffin (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Disappointing Narration

This is a great story, hampered by poor narration. I almost stopped listening and asked for my money back. Fortunately, it got better after the first few chapters.

The first few chapters sounded like they were speeded up and the narrator was using cartoon voices. Maj. Wallace sounds like a chipmunk, and the women’s voices sound like an effeminate man. It got reasonably bearable in later chapters, but I still cringed when he did a woman’s voice. The voices and accents were inconsistent, so it was hard to tell who was talking.

Being nit picky, he pronounced SIGABA differently than in the 10 previous books that used that radio transmitter/ receiver. The editor should have caught that.

I’m anxiously awaiting the digital copy from the library so I can get the bad taste out my ears!

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Poor substitute for W.E.B. Griffin.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

This is the first Griffin book I have not thoroughly enjoyed. Narration was especially poor. All the different voices was distracting. I don't recommend it.

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

I'll probably always have a go at a Griffin book, even one by Butterworth, because his military novels have always been a good read, or listen, til now.

What three words best describe Alexander Cendese’s performance?

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Tiresome

Could you see Death at Nuremberg being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No.

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Worst book in any of his writings.

This book was slow reading, and repeated things from other books way to often. And sometimes not repeated correctly.

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Fair story ruined by narrators.

This Gresham devotee ashamed by choice of Three Stooges as Narrators. Not a good buy.

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Voice Impersonations Were Awful

It was very hard to listen to this book. All of the characters, including the women, sounded like old men. It was my least favorite of all of the many Griffin books I have purchased. If I hadn't already paid for it I might not have finished it.

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too much background

enjoyed the series but this one was bogged down by repeating too much of the story from earlier books

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More Fun for The Young Aggie Captain<br />

Fun to read / listen. I book is a little long winded.
Loose Cannon reminds me of a strong leader, and which is something we dont see much of any more. We a fun book, hope there is another.

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Not his best book

Book was hard tp follow, not like his other books which are very good & easy to listen to.

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Worth it

If you like Web Griffin you will love this book it moves fast and fun

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Excellent drama great pseudo historical fiction

In the WEB universe this continues the cliffhanging storyline of Heroic characters post WW2 in Europe and leading up to Korean conflict.