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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. "Wild Bill" Donovan's men have several tactics in mind, but some of the people they must use are not the most reliable; they are, in fact, most likely spying for both sides-so the deceptions require layer upon layer of intrigue, and all it will take is one slip to send the whole thing tumbling down like a house of cards. Are the OSS agents up to it? They certainly think so. And then the body is found floating off the coast of Spain.
©2007 W. E. B. Griffin (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. and Books on Tape. All rights reserved.

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kai
  • FrederiksbergDenmark
  • 07-29-07

OK A SPy Novel it ain't

Having read the reviews I must agree that this is not your typcial spy novel. It probably wouldn't take more than half an hour to tell the plot of the story without missing out on anz of the facts. However, the fun for me lay exactly in the languid pace. This is NOT a fast pace spy thriller but rather a very slow description of spy work during the war. And as we should know by now spying is 95% boring preparation for 5% thrilling action. WEB gives the 95% a human face and paints a facinating picture of the characters.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

this a fraud

I have read most of W.E.B. Griffin's books.This book is not his. He might have created the outline and created the characters but the prose is by Butterworth the too many. It reads and listens like buttermilk. Don't waste your time or money and if you have, ask for a refund. A good nap would be better.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jackie
  • San Antonio, TX, United States
  • 08-10-07

Not the Best in the Series

I have read everything ever written by W.E.B. Griffin. I started this series when it was originally published under the pen name Alex Baldwin. I say that to let you know that I am invested in these characters and their stories. This effort was a dissapointment. It lacked the usual action and suspense. The characters seemed shallow and uninspiring. The narrator had difficulty with the military titles and could never keep straight the difference between a lieutenant and a lieutenant commander. If this is your introduction to this series try another book. The Saboteurs was fun. If you have been reading the series all the way through, prepare to be dissapointed.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Nathan
  • Pelham, AL, USA
  • 07-25-07

Big fan of W.E.B.

I am a big fan of this author, but this unabridged version was one of those stories where I was just waiting for the good stuff to take place (some action). However it never came to pass as I was expecting. The author went into great detail about how the central character was feeling and the operation in england but when the end results came it was over before it started with little detail. Then the book ended and I was confused, I thought there should have been another few chapters of the book to have some closure. Instead I felt as if it was a sequel. If this is going to be your first W.E.B. book please choose another and wait until you're a fan for this one.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Double Agents

I disagree with most of the reviews I have read about this book. I have really enjoyed the whole thing. To me it is interesting how the author weaves all the different characters into a triller of a story.
Peter B.



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Dissapointing

I was really looking forward to a good read about operation mincemeat but I was sorely dissapointed. There are a lot of characters in the book and it's sometimes hard to remembre who is who. The story line is not very interesting and if memory serves me correctly it was not completely historically accurate.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • Carson City, NV, United States
  • 01-11-08

Drags On and ON

One of my favorite Authors but the advancement of this saga could have been written in 30 pages. Lot's of filler.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

TERRIBLE

THIS MAY BE THE WORST AUDIOBOOK I EVER LISTENED TO. THE EXAGERATED AMOUNT OF TIME TO UNIMPORTANT DETAIL IN THIS BOOK IS MIND BOGGLING. I LOVED OTHER BOOKS OF WEBG BUT THIS IS TERRIBLE

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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the Double Agents ok

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.

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A "why did the authors" comment

Any additional comments?

I've read and listened to all the W.E.B Griffen (and later his son as co-author) books in all his series at one time or another and enjoyed them all. BUT, what possesed them to have British and American characters use metric measurements in a WW2 setting? The British did not convert to the metric system until the late 60's! (I know, I was there at the time.) A total character disconnect in this novel.