Craig DiLouie is a new author for me. I understand this book is a new genre for him. He is an award winning horror genre author who has also written..Show More » some sci-fi books. This is a book of fiction. Our protagonist is Lt. Charlie Harrison fresh out of sub school. Harrison had served several years on a destroyer in the Atlantic Ocean hunting U-boats prior to volunteering for submarines. Harrison reports to the Pacific command for duty on “pig boat” S-55; the crew call her Frankie.
The book is well written. The pace is fast; the plot is standard for the genre. The characters are most interesting and really make the story. DiLouie places the reader into the old pig boat; you can smell the stale, fuel fumed air and feel the depth charges rattle the boat. The suspense builds constantly throughout the story. As the depth charges rain down, the reader keeps focusing on the boat being old and no longer can go very deep; leaks keep popping up with each shaking of the boat. The story is action packed. I enjoyed the WWII history that is woven into the story. The book is short just under 5 hours. It is a great get away from it all book.
R. C. Bray does a great job narrating the book. Bray is a stage actor and voiceover artist and is an Earphone Award-winner and Audie-nominated narrator of audiobooks.