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Escape From the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legenday Submarine and Her Courageous Crew | [Alex Kershaw]

Escape From the Deep: The Epic Story of a Legenday Submarine and Her Courageous Crew

In the harrowing war saga Escape from the Deep, he recounts the incredible exploits of the U.S. Navy's deadliest World War II submarine, U.S.S. Tang. From one end of the Pacific theater to the other - dodging mines and depth charges from hundreds of enemy vessels along the way - the 80 men of the Tang became legends.
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Publisher's Summary

Author Alex Kershaw is widely praised for his enthralling nonfiction. In the harrowing war saga Escape from the Deep, he recounts the incredible exploits of the U.S. Navy's deadliest World War II submarine, U.S.S. Tang. From one end of the Pacific theater to the other - dodging mines and depth charges from hundreds of enemy vessels along the way - the 80 men of the Tang became legends. By 1944, they had undertaken more combat actions, including direct surface engagements, and sunk more Japanese ships than any other Allied submarine. Even after the Tang was accidentally sunk by one of her own malfunctioning torpedoes and the nine surviving crewmen were captured by a Japanese patrol boat, their uncommon courage allowed them to persevere through months of inhuman torture before finally being liberated.

©2008 Alex Kershaw; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC

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    Thomas W. Merrick Camden NY 06-11-12
    Thomas W. Merrick Camden NY 06-11-12 Member Since 2009

    Retired Electronics Technician in Upstate NY.

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    "Gripping Story of Survival from WW2 Submarine Sink"
    Would you listen to Escape From the Deep again? Why?

    Yes It had a suspenseful plot. The fact that it is a true story makes it the more amazing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Escape From the Deep?

    The agonizing decisions the crew has to make in their attempts to escape the sunken sub.


    What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    A very matter of fact reading that doesn't color the story bit let's the facts speak for themselves making them even more poignant.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The remorse that the captain had even years later that not all the men had been saved.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent book not only for those interested in military history but for those who enjoy a good human interest story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas F. Buie Texas 03-16-14
    Douglas F. Buie Texas 03-16-14

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    "Straight from the archieves."
    Where does Escape From the Deep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best of naval documentary.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the men aboard the Tang. I served in the Navy aboard a submarine.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There was one area of the book in which I felt even the narrator was moved.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Just a kindship with the souls aboard the ship that were lost when the Tang was sunk.Ok, I wept.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard SWAMPSCOTT, MA, United States 12-19-12
    Richard SWAMPSCOTT, MA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    A interesting true story that would have made a good movie. The drama and courage, the loss of strength and will to live decide who will survive the strange sinking. The survivers who have gone to the depth of human endurance find they are only starting the ordeal.
    A page turner. another example of the greatest Generation.

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    Ryan lWashougal, WA United States 03-26-12
    Ryan lWashougal, WA United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Very informative and intriguing."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Escape From the Deep to be better than the print version?

    Did not see the print version.


    What other book might you compare Escape From the Deep to and why?

    Those Terrible Hours. Squalis sank and diving bell saved many of the men


    What about Richard Poe???s performance did you like?

    Keep it interesting


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cjwheeler 03-14-12
    cjwheeler 03-14-12 Member Since 2005

    I love BOOKS and reading, listening is as good when I can't look at the book. I listen every minute driving.

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    "Good Book"

    I enjoyed this book very much. Great story, well told. I enjoy WWII submarine books and this is a very good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NICHOLAS FITCHBURG, MA, United States 08-14-11
    NICHOLAS FITCHBURG, MA, United States 08-14-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting seldom told story of WWII"

    A true story I was unaware of. Very similar, although not as long, as "Unbroken", the story of Louis Zamperini. If you are interested in WWII or submarine warfare you will enjoy this book. Well written as well.

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    Joseph Concrete, WA, United States 02-02-11
    Joseph Concrete, WA, United States 02-02-11 Member Since 2010
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    "good book"

    Good book. I found myself wanting to get back to the story, particularly near the end. It ties in with the book titled "Unbroken, a tale of courage"

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    Stanley Belfair, WA, United States 10-24-10
    Stanley Belfair, WA, United States 10-24-10
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    "Escape from the Deep"

    For a former submariner like me, who has been there, this may be one of the best submarine book I have ever read.

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    Jay Knoxville, TN, United States 05-19-12
    Jay Knoxville, TN, United States 05-19-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Should have been a shorter story,"
    What disappointed you about Escape From the Deep?

    A lot of redundancy in the story, a harrowing experience for sure, but it seemed like the story was the same for each character


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    no idea, I'm all over the board with listening choices


    What didn’t you like about Richard Poe’s performance?

    didn't add enough to the characters, probably due to the writing


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    not so much disappointment, as boredome,


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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