Victory and Honor

Version: Unabridged
Author: W.E.B. Griffin , William E. IV Butterworth
Narrator: Scott Brick
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: August 2011
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

The spectacular new book in New York Times-bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin's Honor Bound saga of World War II espionage.

Wars come to an end. But then new ones begin. Just weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS find themselves up to their necks in battles every bit as fierce as the ones just ended. The first is political-the very survival of the OSS, with every department from Treasury to War to the FBI grabbing for its covert agents and assets. The second is on a much grander scale-the possible next world war, against Joe Stalin and his voracious ambitions. To get a jump on the latter, Frade has been conducting a secret operation, one of great daring-and great danger-but to conduct it and not be discovered, he and his men must walk a perilously dark line. One slip, and everyone becomes a casualty of war.

Reviews (1)

Victory and Honor

Written by Steve Y on October 14th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

While the writing is certainly superior, the detail was overwhelming. It was too many names and places and faces to keep up with, too much material detail that was not really that important to the story, and it drug on and on with back story. There was action, but not until you knew everyones grandmother's third cousin's neighbor's name, what his title was, what he drank, and to whom his allegiance fell. And if the word "incredulously" (or some form of the word, thereof) was used once, it was used a thousand times. While I hung in until the end -- and the end was good -- I could not wait for it to come to that end.

Author Details

Author Details

Griffin, W.E.B.

"William E. Butterworth III (W.E.B. Griffin) was born on November 10, 1929, in Newark, N.J. to William Edmund and Gladys (Schnable) Butterworth. He served in the U.S. Army, 1946-1947, 1951-1953 and as a combat correspondent in Korea. He is married with three grown children and lives in Fairhope, Alabama. He's written under the pseudonyms of W.E.B. Griffin, Alex Baldwin, Webb Beech, Walker E. Blake, James McM. Douglas, Eden Hughes, Edmund O. Scholefield and Patrick J. Williams. Honors: Alabama Library Association, Alabama Author's Award, 1982. He was awarded honorary and/or life memberships in the Special Operations Association, Marine Combat Correspondents, and Marine Raider Association. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Military Fiction by Norwich University and addressed the cadets at West Point. He has been invested into the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and is a member of Gaston-Lee Post #5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars. ""Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me he how much he enjoyed reading my books,"" says Griffin. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 after schooling at various public and private schools. After basic training, he received counter-intelligence training at Fort Holabird and was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany where he was ultimately assigned to the staff of then Major General I.D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary.

During the Korean War, he was recalled to active duty, interrupting his education at Philips University in Marburg an der Lahn in Germany, and again served under General I.D. White, both at Fort Knox and in Korea, earning the Expert Combat Infantry Badge and serving as a combat information officer and as acting X Corps (Group) information officer.

On his release from active duty, he was appointed Chief of the Publications Division of the Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, AL. After successfully publishing three novels, he left his civilian employment with the Army and has since published more than 128 books, including both fiction and non-fiction.

He is the author of the bestselling Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, The Corps and Honor Bound series. He lives in Alabama. He also writes under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin. Soldier Spies was originally published in 1986 under the name of Alex Baldwin - it was republished in 1999 under W.E.B Griffin's name."

Butterworth, William E. IV

William E. Butterworth IV has been a writer and editor for major newspapers and magazines for twenty-five years, and has worked closely with his father for several years on the editing of the Griffin books. He lives in Texas.