©2008 Alex Kershaw; (P)2008 Recorded Books,LLC
Retired Electronics Technician in Upstate NY.
Yes It had a suspenseful plot. The fact that it is a true story makes it the more amazing.
The agonizing decisions the crew has to make in their attempts to escape the sunken sub.
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.
The remorse that the captain had even years later that not all the men had been saved.
This is an excellent book not only for those interested in military history but for those who enjoy a good human interest story.
There were a couple times I found myself doing just that. It definitely is an interesting story and a pretty incredible one at that. It is amazing to think what just one generation before was able to accomplish!
The narration is very well done with good inflection at times. I gave it four stars because the author referenced interviews with survivors in the middle of the book so you were already aware that they had made it out. I'm caviling here and I don't want to detract from how well the book is written but I enjoy it when I'm not positive what the outcome is. But it is an excellent book!
The best of naval documentary.
All of the men aboard the Tang. I served in the Navy aboard a submarine.
There was one area of the book in which I felt even the narrator was moved.
No. Just a kindship with the souls aboard the ship that were lost when the Tang was sunk.Ok, I wept.
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.
Did not see the print version.
Those Terrible Hours. Squalis sank and diving bell saved many of the men
Keep it interesting
I love BOOKS and reading, listening is as good when I can't look at the book. I listen every minute driving.
I enjoyed this book very much. Great story, well told. I enjoy WWII submarine books and this is a very good one.
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.
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"
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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