©1998 Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew; (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers
"Enthralling." (Kirkus Reviews)
"This is the kind of non-fiction that drives people like me crazy. Why? Because it's almost impossible to make up stuff this good." (John Weisman, author of the Rogue Warrior series)
This book amazed me and gave me insight on how much we really did to win the cold war....we were by far more involved that I ever imagined...
Straight up, it's exciting, heartbreaking, and amazing!
You MUST listen to this book!
It presented facts from different sources that brought the story of the Glomar Explorer and K129 into very sharp focus.
There are really no identifiable characters in that this is a true story of SPY vs SPY in the major leagues.
Story was well read but would benefit from sme perceptive editing.
My schedule did not allow this but I would certainly have done so if I could.
Should be read with Scorpion Down to see the entire picture of the the intelligence capabilities and use of subs.
Great book, well read. As a member of the silent service, I listened to those before us and enjoyed the history.
... it is more like a set of story pieces from the 60 year history of the use of subs in military intelligence gathering.... and less like a truly connected tale (or even history). The book basically lacks an arc. Also, the audiobook is abridged, and I think the connectivity across the years may get further disjointed as a result. Lastly, at almost every step it seemd as if both the author(s) and the narrator tried too hard to interject slightly heightened (yet transparent) drama whenever possible.
These kind of stories fascinate me to no end. Perfect combination of narrative and history.
Narrator is great - the kind that makes you look for other books they've read just because you enjoyed him so much.
I loved it. As a long time student of military history, this was not dry, dull, and boring. this title was recommended to me by one of the men on one of these subs.
It is very interesting to learn of the significance of our US submarine fleet. Their missions that have been written about in this book sometimes made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up .
The narrative and narrator are excellent!
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