Recently I seem to be reading some excellent historical fiction. I just finished reading Herman Houk, Simon Scarrow and now Deutermann.
This..Show More » story follows three naval academy classmates. Tommy was married to navy nurse Glory Hawthorne. Tommy dies on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor. Marsh “the beauty” is a surface ship officer fighting in the pacific and Mick “the beast” is a fighter pilot who has a drinking problem. The author provides a bit of a twist in what happens to Glory.
The book is well written and researched. Deutermann does an excellent job inserting his protagonist into the real history and action of the War. The author writes stunning World War II battle scenes. There is lots of action and suspense. I am looking forward to reading more by this author. If you are a fan of World War II stories this book is ideal for you.
Dick Hill does an excellent job narrating the book. Hill is a multi-award winning audiobook narrator.
A Native American, Harman Wolf, is a Navy Destroyer Commander, fighting in the Pacific Theatre. His aggressive tactics brought him to the attention o..Show More »f Adm. William F. Halsey who promotes Wolf. He becomes the de facto commodore of a division of destroyers fighting the naval battle around Guadalcanal. The author describes Wolf’s command of his ship and his division as he develops tactics to combat the Japanese.
The story is a historical fiction but I wonder if the author took some of the experiences and tactics of some real-life U.S. Navy destroyer captains such as Arleigh Burke, Ernest Evans and Frederick Moosbrugger. I have read their biographies and find similarities to battles and tactics in Deutermann’s story. The book is well written and meticulously researched. The story might be fiction but it is historically accurate. Deutermann has great descriptions of naval battles that are very realistic and easy to read.
P.T. Deutermann retired from the navy after 26 years as a Captain. He is also the son of Admiral H. T. Deutermann. As in a typical military family both his son and daughter are Naval Officers. After retirement, he began his writing career.
Dick Hill does an excellent job narrating the book. Hill is a multi-award winning audiobook narrator and also won the Golden Voice award.
This story is set in late 1944. There is a report that Japan is about to launch a new immense Yamato-class ship. After the battle of Midway the Japan..Show More »ese converted the Yamato-class battle ship under construction into an aircraft carrier.
Our protagonist Lieutenant Commander Gar Hammond, Captain of the submarine Dragonfish, has been ordered to go into the Seto Inland Sea to look for the aircraft carrier about to be launched and destroy it if possible. They also have a Japanese man they must secretly place on shore. Five submarines have gone down in the Bungo Suido Strait attempting to enter the Seto Inland Sea. The Bungo Suido Strait is between the Japanese Island of Kyushu and Shikoko.
The book is well written and researched. The author did take some minor liberties with events but after all this is a book of historical fiction. The story is fast paced and action packed. The suspense builds throughout the story. This book won a number of awards in its genre. There is something familiar about the story and I was wondering if it was made into a movie.
Dick Hill does an excellent job narrating the book. Hill has the perfect voice for this genre. Hill is an award-winning audiobook narrator.
This story takes place in the spring of 1945 aboard the destroyer USS Malloy. The destroyer is on radar picket duty off the coast of Okinawa. The Ma..Show More »lloy is fitted with the brand new long range radar system and is to serve as an early warning for the fleet. Our protagonist is the executive officer, Connie Miles. The ship’s Captain is losing his mind under the pressure of constant attacks plus he has been in the war since the beginning. Miles is new to destroyer duties as he is a transfer from the Aircraft Carrier. Miles and fellow officers need to cover for the Captain and Miles needs to take over his duties. Miles being new to the destroyer tries out new techniques some successful others not.
The book is well written and meticulously researched. The description of the Kamikaze attacks is dramatic. The author is a master in writing battle scenes. Deutermann vividly portrays the battle off Okinawa in all its horror. This is a great historical fiction story of life on a destroyer during WWII.
Dick Hill does an excellent job narrating the book. His voice is perfect for this type of book. Hill is a multi-award winning audiobook narrator.