cover image Victory and Honor

Victory and Honor

W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV, read by Scott Brick. Penguin Audio, , unabridged, eight CDs, 10 hrs., $39.95 ISBN 978-1-61176-030-9

In this latest installment in Griffin and Butterworth’s Honor Bound series, WWII is winding down and Maj. Cletus Frade—a citizen of both the United States and Argentina with strong ties to military, political, and business elites in both nations—must navigate a convoluted maze of intelligence operations and conflicting agendas to prevent the Germans from creating a sanctuary for Nazis in South America. Narrator Scott Brick dazzles in this audio edition, providing a wide array of international accents and voices for Griffin and Butterworth’s characters. Among the many standouts are Frade, who Brick lends a voice that is aristocratic, mysterious, and infused with a touch of bravado, and two German soldiers participating in covert anti-Hitler campaigns. However, listeners new to the series may find themselves struggling to keep up with the book’s twisting and turning plot and extensive roster of characters. A Putnam hardcover. (Aug.)