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The Secret Warriors

By: W. E. B. Griffin
Narrated by: Michael Russotto
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Publisher's Summary

Washington, D.C., 1942: With the help of Charles A. Lindbergh, ace OSS pilot Richard Canidy sets up an air maneuver that will drop agents into the Belgian Congo to smuggle out uranium ore essential to the arms race. But this time, Canidy is not in the saddle; he's the backup pilot. And though he's not used to waiting for something to go wrong, he knows that it will....

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©2011 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2011 Penguin Audio

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Good Story, bad narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story was typical Griffin. Even with the flaws, it was enjoyale to listen to. A little sex mixed in with the action.

What did you like best about this story?

As with all Griffin novels, the historical context is compelling. Given the flying Tigers were real, pretty presumptuous to make Canady the first ace of the AVG.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration was pretty bad. Rossutto has about three male voices which he recycles through out the book. With the exception of Canady, the voices don't match the characters and his inflection doesn't match the tone of the story. Worst was Witaker who is supposed to be a cynical young man. Instead he sounds like an enthusiastic, niave school boy. I found it funny when two characters with the same voice up to that point in the story appear in the same scene--one of the two characters suddenly changes voice. I do give him credit for the female voices. Even though read by a man, they actually sound feminine, a skill many narrators don't have. I wish the publishers would use two readers--male and female.

Any additional comments?

This audio book is broken into chapters and subchapters. i.e. Chapter 4; 1, 2, 3... Each subchapter should be on a seaparate track, to make stepping through the books easier when I lose my place. Book 1 of the series is formatted this way.

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here we go again

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

another reader

What other book might you compare The Secret Warriors to and why?

any other Griffin Books that have Scott Brick or Hill as the readers, they are fantastic reader

How could the performance have been better?

use a better reader that does not put you to sleep

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment, that who ever is reading comments by Customers does not conduct an investigation and never ever let Mchael Russotto read another Griffin Book

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Story was just OK...narration was terrible

Wasn't one of Griffin's best, but it was OK. The narration on the other hand was awful! I would pass on this one.

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ho hum performance


typical w.e.b. Griffin
Not a bad storyline. The narrator was very mechanical in his delivery . I hope that the next bok has a new reader.

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If you enjoy a well War time story this is great

I think you will really enjoy this War time story told by a Master

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Enjoyable Listening and I do not mind telling you

This is a good performance of a exciting book by the author W.E.B. Griffin. Michael Russotto gave the listener a exciting performance.

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Narrator needs training

Great story. The speaker needs to learn how to talk like an Air Traffic Controller, a stuffy rich guy and a Drill Sergeant. He was very clear, but his portrayal of conflicting points of view amongst military people needs coaching.

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Spell check fail

The word SECRET does not have three E’s. Please check the graphic for the book!

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Great as usual. Doing the next on now

Loved it the best one yet keep up this way and it might sell a few more

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Narrator was bland.

I had to force myself through the first book and I couldn't get more than an hour into this one. The narrator is so bland and boring that I fell asleep quite a few times. The story was "meh" at best. I loved the Corp Series. I've listened to it a few times, but this series is just boring. I purchased the second book in this series to see if it got better... it didnt. Avoid this series.