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Ghosts of Bungo Suido | [P. T. Deutermann]

Ghosts of Bungo Suido

In late 1944, America’s recapture of the Philippines is jeopardized by what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which dwarf every other ship at sea. Built in total secrecy, these 76,000-ton warships seem invincible. American military intelligence knows of two such ships, but there are rumors of a third, built not as a battleship but as an aircraft carrier. Now ready to go operational from Japan’s heavily defended and mined Inland Sea, a carrier of that size could disrupt the entire invasion effort.
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Publisher's Summary

A thrilling World War II adventure that moves from a daring submarine to a notorious Japanese prison camp and ends in a dramatic military court, by the Boyd Award-winning author of Pacific Glory

In late 1944, America’s recapture of the Philippines is jeopardized by what seems an insurmountable threat from Japan: immense Yamato-class battleships, which dwarf every other ship at sea. Built in total secrecy, these 76,000-ton warships seem invincible. American military intelligence knows of two such ships, but there are rumors of a third, built not as a battleship but as an aircraft carrier. Now ready to go operational from Japan’s heavily defended and mined Inland Sea, a carrier of that size could disrupt the entire invasion effort. American bombers can’t reach the Inland Sea, so the Navy high command decides to send a submarine on a special mission to kill the carrier...assuming that it even exists.

No American submarine has ever been able to penetrate the Inland Sea; five boats and their crews have perished in or around the main entrance strait, known as Bungo Suido. Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond - an aggressive, ship-killing captain with a reckless streak - is now skipper of the Dragonfish, a new submarine. When Admiral Nimitz decides to try one more time, Hammond becomes the navy’s only hope to locate and stop the Japanese super-ship before it escapes into the open Pacific.

P. T. Deutermann’s previous World War II adventure, Pacific Glory, won acclaim from listeners and reviewers, and was honored with the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction, administered by the American Library Association. In Ghosts of Bungo Suido, Deutermann presents another sweeping, action-filled World War II novel, based on a true event from the Pacific theater.

©2013 P. T. Deutermann (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Published by arrangement with St. Martin’s Press, LLC.

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    Robert Wilton, NY, USA 09-13-13
    Robert Wilton, NY, USA 09-13-13 Member Since 2009
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    "If you like WWII Submarine Adventure - your gonna"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this is a novel but it is based on a true story. You will enjoy the performance even if you can guess what comes next. The truth tends to be that way.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The skipper, it is his tale.


    What does Dick Hill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices of the characters are more alive than if I had imagined them just in my mind.


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

    No, submarine patrols took time. You should savor the suspense and sweat out what comes next right along with the crew of Dragon Fish. I was in no hurry to move on so I enjoyed lingering. All in all it took about a week to absorb the tale


    Any additional comments?

    This is a different time, and the attitudes of the characters are in keeping with WWII. They are not
    politically correct by todays standards and that is how it should be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 04-03-14
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 04-03-14 Member Since 2005

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    "really good WWII story"

    This was my second book by author PT Deutermann and I enjoyed them both. This one was a classic World War II story focusing on submarine warfare in the Pacific Theater. The author is a retired Navy Captain so it would seem he had a good background in writing this story. He dedicated the book to the 3600 submariners that lost their lives in the Pacific, I thought that was pretty telling.

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    Rachelle Dundurn, SK, Canada 12-14-13
    Rachelle Dundurn, SK, Canada 12-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "As always, a great adventure from P.T. Deutermann!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've been a very big fan of this author's work for a long time, so I recommend him to anyone I know who likes this particular genre. His books are interesting, well, written, and though fictional, do a lovely job of showing what the world was like during the war.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a credit, worth a listen!

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    Matt Bountiful, UT, United States 09-23-13
    Matt Bountiful, UT, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I thought it was going to be"
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    Title makes this book sound like it is about a submarine crew durning World War II. More of book is outsid the sub than in. I was disappointed


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