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The Honor of Spies

Narrated by: Scott Brick
Length: 21 hrs and 22 mins
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Griffin's Honor Bound novels have been hailed as "terrific" (Newark Star-Ledger) and "immensely entertaining" (Kirkus Reviews), with "enough derring-do, romance, and action to satisfy Griffin's legions of fans and bring him new ones" (Rocky Mountain News).

August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, 24-year-old Cletus Frade has already been involved in a lot of unusual situations, but nothing like the one he's in now, standing with a German lieutenant colonel named Wilhelm Frogger in a Mississippi prisoner-of-war detention facility. Frade's job? To help Frogger escape. Frogger's parents are in Frade's custody in Argentina, because of their involvement in a secret German plan to establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in South America, and the younger Frogger has agreed to help find out what they know.

Even more important, however, is the secret within the secret. Before he was captured in Africa, Frogger was part of a conspiracy; its goal: to assassinate Adolf Hitler. If the OSS can use his knowledge and connections to nudge that plot along, even just a little bit, they may be able to end this war right now.

But Frade is not the only one who knows about the Froggers. Even as he stands there in Mississippi, a troop of Germans and Argentinians, led by a Colonel Juan Perón, is on its way to kill the parents and, after them, Frade himself. His career in the OSS may have been brief - but it may just be about to be over.

Filled with the special flair that Griffin's fans have come to expect, The Honor of Spies is another rousing adventure from one of our finest storytellers.

©2009 W. E. B. Griffin (P)2009 Penguin

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  • John Lark
  • 03-01-10

Slooooow start

If you are reading these books in order, skip the first two hours of Honor and Spies, as it is covered in the last 10 minutes of Death and Honor. Very frustrating as you wade through events you already know about, the story does not advance at all in this part. Griffin is big on revisiting information but this is the most aggravating case yet, as it is indeed a great otherwise tight series (I downloaded the Double Agents to kill a few days until this last in the series came out, don't bother with Double Agents, very weak). Honor and Spies picks up after the two hours rehashing the last book. Start two hours in and miss absolutely nothing.

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  • Beau
  • 19-03-10

Superb story

Fantastic story, based heavily on facts. Scott Brick does superb job with Spanish, German, British, and American accents.

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  • Kevin
  • 20-05-10

I don't understand the negatives

Yes there are a lot of characters in this story, but each one is fleshed out to be a complete person. Granted, I did get a little confused with the code names Teapot, Teacup, etc., but it fit the plot. The base story is not that complex but the interaction of the characters requires the listener to pay attention.
My only complaint is the fact that Audible refuses to indicate the numerical sequence of books in a series. Had I known I missed one of the series I would have bought it first. Audible just lost a sale because I won't read a story backwards.

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  • Invisible noise
  • 26-08-18

love WEB

his stories are so intriguing I want to learn more about the characters. I wish I can meet them and find out more about their lives

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  • Joseph
  • 17-07-17

Great Series

Very good book. I have enjoyed the series so far. Can't wait to start the next book.

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  • Barb
  • 03-03-16

A little too much background

This was another good story, only slightly marred by too much retelling of the background story. While it is important for those who haven't read the previous books in the series, there was too much and it was so randomly inserted that it was hard to keep oriented.

As always, Scott Brick did a masterful narration. He does a great job of delineating the characters and a credible job with the accents.

All in all a great story, lots of action as well as a lot of emotional drama for the Frade family. I can't wait to download the next book in the series.

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  • JDM
  • 06-02-15

loved it.

I am truly enjoying the whole series. this book was exceptional. A an added enjoyment my most favorite narrator read it!

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  • Susan
  • 17-07-13

WEB Griffin + Scott Brick = Good.

I like this series. The best line, used over and over, is, "The guy who looks like Howard Hughes." Chortle...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-08-12

WEB does it again!!!

What made the experience of listening to The Honor of Spies the most enjoyable?

This Cletus Frade series has been very entertaining. I find myself waiting for the next episode. The only thing that keeps this from 5 stars all the way is WEB's tendency to repeat details that the reader already knows from multiple repeats of details.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

One of the things I look for in an audio book is the name Scott Brick he brings life to his characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

to long for one sitting

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  • gene
  • 27-02-10

Worst of the W.E.B!

I have enjoyed other book by Griffin but this one is a real yawner! Don't get me wrong I love long detailed books as I do a lot of driving but this thing needs a hard copy print out just to keep the characters straight! I don't think this book dies because of Scott Brick's reading - I like Scott's reading of other books such as De Mille's - I think this is just a boring book. If this is the level of material that is available today me and Audible may part ways.