To prevent it, a handful of U.S. Navy destroyers and frigates must track down and destroy a wolf pack of state-of-the-art submarines. The enemy is a NATO ally, trained in U.S. naval warfare tactics, skilled in deception, and thoroughly lethal. Out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-thought, the crews of the U.S. Navy ships must become as devious as their enemies.
©2004 Jeffery S. Edwards; (P) 2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"Edwards wields politics and naval combat tactics with a skill equal to the acknowledged masters of military fiction." (Military Press)
The characters are good, the action is fast-paced and clear. The depiction and attention to detail of US Naval combat operations are amazing.
The overall story, however, doesn't make much sense -- but it doesn't really matter.
I wish there were more books like this. I'm eager to read this author's next work.
This is a relatively interesting listen but a good portion of the story line is unrealistic. If realism isn't crucial to you this book will be fine. The pace of the story was good & I was never bored listening to it. It wasn't up to the Clancy standard - I'm still looking for more like his early books - but it warrants 3 stars.
Yes Because it makes you wonder how people will respond under this sort of action. Since I served in the US Navy on Destroyers, Frigates, and even on a Battleship. I brought me back to those days. Even though we practice running from a torpedo. This audiobook made me excited and sad to hear sailors dying or injured. I love this book. And when on on a flight somewhere and nothing is on the monitor. This is what I will listen to.
The Captain of the USS Towers. This is the type of Commanding Officer you would have proud in serving. And even when he thought he was being transferred. And the Admiral gave him a choice of duty. He proudly said he wanteed to do another tour of duty aboard the USS Towers.
The battle between the Uss Towers and the German Submarine. And the ship shooting down the missles with the ship and the crew shooting ammo in the water at the mines while evading the torpedoes. Now this should be a movie. But there will be people saying can't happen in real life.
Never give up the ship
Yes is there a follow-up audiobook after this one????????????????
Came across this one while searching for something similar to Clancy's early stuff like Red Storm Rising. Have gone on to read the following 2 novels by Jeff Edwards and wouldn't hesitate to purchase an audible version of either. Not many novels from a naval surface unit perspective. Narrator does a great job. The story moves along quickly and keeps you interested. Did find the "single combat" element a bit far fetched but was able to overlook it thanks to the entertainment value of the story. Highly recommend!!!
It's pretty good, if you like this sort of thing. As an academic, I was straying out of my waters. The scene about the British Embassy is GREAT, but it doesn't really have much to do with the plot. Reader was good.
Ignoring the story and the naff English accent that made me smile it was that bad [but I smiled in a nice way ] and the unlikeliness of the plot have to say this was captivating for the action moments - normally I just listen in the car but this got played out at home too ... so now I need a new book :( If you like naval militay action and suspense this is a MUST
On of the best books in a long time. Got me back into playing Harpoon. Now I'll start looking for other Naval novels.
"Atmospheric, well-paced, gripping....but....."
(I consider 3 stars to be a good solid book)
A decent audiobook in just about every sense. The narrator was excellent, helping give the story plenty of pace, atmosphere and energy. The author himself clearly knows his stuff and has written what should be an excellent and accurate account of modern naval warfare.
I would have liked to have given the book a much higher rating, but...
....the author, for all his research into modern naval warfare, seems to have created a core scenario that is simply unrealistic. The idea of a central EU Member State, and significant NATO player, acting in the way portrayed in this story is just not believable. It's such a shame, and wouldn't have taken much effort to develop a more credible incident on which to base the book.
Overall? I would recommend this for a listen.
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