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HMS Ulysses | [Alistair MacLean]

HMS Ulysses

The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance as they are crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.
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Publisher's Summary

The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance as they are crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.

©1955 Alistair MacLean; (P)1992 HarperCollins Audiobooks, London, United Kingdom

What the Critics Say

"A story of exceptional courage which grips the imagination." (Daily Telegraph)
"It deserves an honourable place among 20th-century war books." (Daily Mail)

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    Simon South Brisbane, Australia 10-19-09
    Simon South Brisbane, Australia 10-19-09 Member Since 2005
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    "What a misery"

    A misanthropic war tragedy. There's not much light or redemption in this unrelievedly grim tale of an arctic convoy during WW2. Misery upon misery ending in disaster, death and disgrace. I guess a gritty true-to-life account of what it was really like is an appropriate antidote to the boys-own-annual view of the navy and war but pheeww this one is really depressing. The writing is taught and Quilly's cut glass accent is perfect. If you can stand the tragedy its an interesting well crafted work.

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  • Steve
    Doncaster, United Kingdom
    12/16/09
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    "Shouldn't be abridged."

    This is a fantastic book however, abridging it ruins a great work.
    I personally would read the full version as you get a better grasp of events and a better story all together.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    10/11/13
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    "A good story ruined"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Having read this book I was disappointed at the cuts to the story used on this audible book. I think it didn't fully give you the sense of the struggle the ship and crew faced in their battle against the Germans and the development of the characters.
    Read the book and don't listen to this


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    CPO Hartley-backbone of the story


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    read all the book


    Was HMS Ulysses worth the listening time?

    No


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  • LEEONC
    1/13/10
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    "HMS Ulysses"

    Lacking in story action more about description of north sea.

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