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3.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 53.41 out of 5 3.41 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. E. B. Griffin, William E. Butterworth Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Honor Bound Series Release Date: December 2009 ISBN: 9781101145906
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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). The new book is his best yet. 

August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, twenty-four-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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/19/2014

    " This book is not as tightly written as the other in the series. I think the co-writer is the reason. It is still worth reading if you like the police series however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/19/2014

    " I really liked this book and definitely plan on reading more from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcus Schantz | 2/10/2014

    " I found the dialogue completely unbelievable. It's an interesting story but when the characters spoke, at times, I had to roll my eyes. Also, the ending was very weak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 2/9/2014

    " This is a very interesting series. Hard to follow when I only read a few pages a night, but I never knew the history of Argentina during WWII. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 2/5/2014

    " Major Cletus Frade is expecting his first child in Agentina and is involved in protecting German deefectors and Jews who escaped from Germany. The Nazis at the German embassy are trying to kill him and President Roosevelt has gotten him to start an Argentina airline that can cross the Atlantic to Portugal. Lots of action.\ and intrigue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/23/2014

    " I'm not sure whether I'd rate this as 3 or 4 stars. On the one hand, I wasn't that crazy about the main character, Cletis Frade (I'm guessing at the spelling since I listened to the audiobook edition) and I had a hard time keeping some of the characters straight. On the other hand, the history was really fascinating since I really know very little of Argentinian history and Nazis are always good for somewhat horrified fascination. Our son served a mission in Argentina and a number of people showed him family photos which included pictures of people in Nazi regalia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liam | 1/15/2014

    " Good luck is always nice. Every week when I go to the grocery store, which in this case happens to be one of the nearby Meijers, I give a cursory glance to the extremely limited selection of books in the Books & Magazines section. Normally, these consist primarily of trashy romances, spy thrillers, the type of books I think of as "serial-killer/torture porn", various & sundry celebrity-related crap, and "self-help" books. This doesn't usually matter, as most weeks I don't have so much as a penny extra to spend on more books (not to mention the fact that I don't want to end up in the emergency room with one of my wife's boots lodged in my anal orifice because she caught me buying more books; in which, in her view, we are already drowning...). A couple of times a year, however, there will appear on the inevitable clearance table for a few dollars some General's memoir, or a recent work of military history, or a work of fiction by an author whom I respect- W.E.B. Griffin for example. Luckily for me, this week I just happened to have some extra grocery money when I saw this book on the aforementioned clearance table for $6... I am very happy to note that either A) Mr. Griffin has returned to his usual form after the extremely disappointing previous volume in the 'Honor Bound' series ('Death and Honor'), or B) that William E. Butterworth IV is rapidly approaching the top of what must have been an extremely steep learning curve, and is now writing almost as skillfully as his father does. Mr. Butterworth the elder (i.e. Griffin) has been one of my very favorite writers of fiction for many years, and I believe the 'Honor Bound' series to be among his best work. I am thrilled to find that this book is so much better than the last one, and can barely wait to read the next two in the series... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 1/14/2014

    " I usually like W.E.B. Griffin's books much more than this one. This one? A decent book for much of it, but a very weak ending. Disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 11/23/2013

    " Another great tale told with fantastic historical accuracy, can't wait for their next offering. The convaluted game the Nazis tried to play in South America comes to life in this book, I couldn't wait to finish it, but I didn't want it to end... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 11/21/2013

    " W.E.B. Griffin...What more needs to be said? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis Johnston | 11/20/2013

    " Starts real slow but became a pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 11/9/2013

    " WW II OSS thriller set in Brazil & Argentina offers a cursory look at Nazi activity in South America. Griffin is, as usual, easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 2/4/2013

    " Thank you Wm Sr for bringing Wm Jr into your process! Another GREAT read with cast of unforgetable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/28/2012

    " The ending wasn't there, left off like a lead-in for the next book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lorie | 7/25/2012

    " This one kind of dragged on. Interesting, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 3/11/2012

    " A decent addition to the Honor Bound series. This volume ties up a few loose ends and has Cletus Frade present at the birth of his son. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 3/6/2012

    " I usually love the spy, intrigue, military type novels, even tho I'm a girl. I did not finish this, and it's probably the second book that I ever started and didn't finish. The story was terrific but the German military titles coupled with the names were so very painful to read!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eunice | 2/14/2012

    " I didn't like this one as well as some of his others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Walter Straus | 1/28/2012

    " I keep forgetting how much I dislike Griffin. But he is all over the place and I, inevitably, wind up picking another of his and getting disappointed again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 11/25/2011

    " I have enjoyed the honor bound series...its fun reading..it is based loosley on events during wwii in Argentina..an american oss agent...nazis..spies etc..i enjoy reading these kinds of on-going serial type stories...its better than television! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 1/29/2011

    " W.E.B. Griffin...What more needs to be said? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou | 1/19/2011

    " WW II OSS thriller set in Brazil & Argentina offers a cursory look at Nazi activity in South America. Griffin is, as usual, easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 7/30/2010

    " I really liked this book and definitely plan on reading more from this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 7/22/2010

    " I usually love the spy, intrigue, military type novels, even tho I'm a girl. I did not finish this, and it's probably the second book that I ever started and didn't finish. The story was terrific but the German military titles coupled with the names were so very painful to read!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 3/29/2010

    " A decent addition to the Honor Bound series. This volume ties up a few loose ends and has Cletus Frade present at the birth of his son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 3/10/2010

    " Starts real slow but became a pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 3/6/2010

    " I have enjoyed the honor bound series...its fun reading..it is based loosley on events during wwii in Argentina..an american oss agent...nazis..spies etc..i enjoy reading these kinds of on-going serial type stories...its better than television! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken | 2/4/2010

    " Thank you Wm Sr for bringing Wm Jr into your process! Another GREAT read with cast of unforgetable characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 1/23/2010

    " Another great tale told with fantastic historical accuracy, can't wait for their next offering. The convaluted game the Nazis tried to play in South America comes to life in this book, I couldn't wait to finish it, but I didn't want it to end... "

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About the Author

W. E. B. Griffin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, and Honor Bound series. He has been invested into the orders of St. George of the US Armor Association and St. Andrew of the US Army Aviation Association, and he is a life member of the US Special Operations Association.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.