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Men in Blue Audiobook

Men in Blue: Badge of Honor, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

W. E. B. Griffin's best-selling series The Corps and Brotherhood of War have captured the pride and glory of the military community. Now he reveals a city police force with the same unique blend of realism, drama, and action.

A cop has been shot - cold-bloodedly gunned down while trying to prevent a holdup. Regulations say the investigation is to be handled like any other homicide. But when a cop is killed in the line of duty, it is different. And the brotherhood in blue will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice.

Top cops: listen to another Badge of Honor title.

©1988 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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    Bevs Mom 10-08-12
    Bevs Mom 10-08-12
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    "Tremendous Cop story with Mystery and some Romance"

    Griffin AKA Butterworth is well known for his war stories. However, he hits a home run with this COP book. It is set within the Philadelphia Police Department. Griffin does a great job of explaining how the Police feel when one of their own is taken. However, he also shows how the family can be affected as well the public. He adds in a little Romance to go along with the Mystery and he has another book that I could not seem to put down once I started it. As a retired Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff from a small town/county in another state, I feel he must have put in some time in law enforcement to have done such a fantastic job.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    ANNETTE 03-13-12
    ANNETTE 03-13-12
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    "Good story."

    At times it was difficult to keep the characters straight. Overall it is a good story and performed very well.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Library Volunteer Oklahoma City, OK United States 07-04-13
    Library Volunteer Oklahoma City, OK United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Blah."

    This is my first W.E.B. Griffin book, and likely my last. If you are a fan and convince me otherwise, I'm all ears. Perhaps he grew as an author.

    One cannot fault the novel for being somewhat outdated; the pay phone that requires a dime certainly reflects its time of writing. I chuckled a bit at these glimpses back in time, but I read a lot of current fiction that reaches back into history.

    What I disliked are the thin, predictable characters. I endured rather than enjoyed Men in Blue.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    George 05-26-13
    George 05-26-13
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    "The Cop & The Blonde Reporter"

    Another special download from audible.com--first in a series. In this one, the cop falls for the reporter dame, with many undercurrents and in the background of a senior cop shot. I liked it, but believe I'll wait awhile for the second in the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Char Omaha, NE, United States 02-07-11
    Char Omaha, NE, United States 02-07-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Boring"

    I've never read anything of Griffin's that I didn't like. He's an excellent writer. This was written 23 years ago and I did not like it. I don't like the narrator either. I also bought the second book in the series and if it's as bad as this one I will never order the others. I was looking forward to another good series by Griffin but this falls far short of that. Lousy character development which Griffin normally does very well. Very disappointed.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    P FORT DENAUD, FL, United States 11-05-16
    P FORT DENAUD, FL, United States 11-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "W E B stories are always entertaining"
    Would you listen to Men in Blue again? Why?

    I might after I listen to the series. I regularly list to others series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Sounded like a good ending. Open for future stories


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different reader. At least the names were american.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going into the series with an open mind even though I dislike the reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sophielei Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 09-30-15
    Sophielei Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 09-30-15 Member Since 2017
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    This book is set in 1974. When I listen to a police procedure book I prefer the year to be current, or at the most 10 years old. Very disappointing.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Baalberry 11-03-17
    Baalberry 11-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Multiple Reads!!"

    I never tire of going back to this series for a reread! The characters are great and I love the setting in the early books, 1970's Philadelphia. Growing up in the 70's, I like the setting because it reminds me how things were, especially never being able to get in touch with someone. Life before cell phones. There is a grittiness in the books that comes with the time and Griffin captures the feeling of big city 1970's turmoil. Michael Russotto is also one of my favorite narrators. Some of the characters have similar dialects by Russotto, but his voice is great for the setting and characters.

    If you like Griffin's other books, you love this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Derek Burns 08-30-17
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    "Good listen"

    I have read every book in the Badge of Honor Series loved them all. Griffith is one of my favorite authors

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    Philip Benson 08-06-17
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    "Preferred presidential agent series"

    Could be the book is old and author's skills increased with age?

    I was enthralled with the presidential series and hoping for the next series to sink my teeth into

    This ain't it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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