From the number one New York Times - best-selling author of the W. E. B. Griffin novels comes a rollicking story of love, war, and adventure.
As the author of the electrifying W. E. B. Griffin novels of the military, police, spies, and counterspies, William E. Butterworth III has been delighting audiences for decades - but he has a special treat for them now.
At the tender age of 16, Philip W. Williams III is expelled from boarding school for committing a prank, and on the train home naturally wonders where his life will take him now. It never enters his mind that he will become a world-class marksman and a special agent of the US Army Counterintelligence Corps in postwar Germany, play a key role in the defection of a Soviet officer and then court danger as a courier for the CIA, marry an Austrian ballet dancer of ferocious mien, become a renowned best-selling novelist, and meet the love of his life on a hunting trip to Scotland.
Yet all of this, and a great deal more, awaits him, in a raucous series of adventures across Europe and the United States that will have listeners laughing, cheering, and fiercely anticipating what happens next.
It is a novel that only Bill Butterworth could write - and that his millions of fans will enjoy.
©2015 William E. Butterworth III (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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"Horrible (Expletive Deleted) Book"
Please don't do another like this!!!! Horrible book all the way around. Butterworth screwed up a few WEB Griffin books, but this is his own and it is the worst!!!
"The Hunting Trip"
I thoroughly enjoy all of the war & police series of WEB Griffin. However in those series, the role of women is limited & without depth. The Hunting Trip would suggest that William E Butterworth has absolutely chosen the wrong genre in which to branch. The women are almost all presented as vapid, money spending tramps who cheat on their husbands. I believe Butterworth should strongly consider returning to his previous interests where his complete lack of respect for women is limited to a few short paragraphs in each book.
"Reader can't say cuss words!"
The reader ruined the story by using expletive deleted for every curse word in the book. It made it almost impossible to under stand at times. I think he needs to find a new job. Even reading the bible would be hard for him.
That being said, I really enjoy all of WEB Griffens books.
I didn't like that there were to many deletions
And they interfered with the story .
loved w.e.b. griffin ' s other books. this one not so much. is this semi autobiographical? a real autobiography would be better.
"Too 'Expletive Deleted' Cute By Half"
Yes. I can only hope that Mr. Butterworth will stick with what has made him successful in the past and leave this type of foolishness behind. So, I will try another to see if he has come to his senses. The narrator did the best he could with what he had to work with.
The over use of the gimmick of replacing adult language with Expletive Deleted interfered with the flow of the story. The story was somewhat weak to begin with. Light comedy does not seem to be the author's forte.
He did not have much in the way of materiel to work with.
I was very disappointed.
Hopefully Butterworth will not look a gift horse in the mouth. His father has put a treasure trove of story lines in place for him to continue if he wishes. Perhaps it is the old, sad story of the son wanting to be out from under the father's shadow but he should remember that it is hot and uncomfortable in the blazing sun. A little shadow can be a good thing.
Very satirical. This is he most entertaining book I have listened to in a long time.
Humorous and overall enjoyable except that although this was the unabridged version, In place of typical swear words and other profanities, "explicative deleted" was used over and over to the point of distraction and annoyance.
I do not know if this was the author's or the audio book editor's purposeful "humorous" doings but after the first one or two times, it just became irritating.
Every,expletive deleted, time I heard the, expletive deleted term, expletive deleted, I groaned. 20 minutes later, I returned the,expletive deleted, book.
"Not his best but ok."
This was a very different work by The author compared to his other works. Not quite my taste in books as ill probably never read or listen to it again, but if satire is your thing and weird horny people are your thing then give it a try🤘.
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