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  • Wolf of the Deep

  • Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama
  • By: Stephen Fox
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

In July 1862, Confederate Captain Raphael Semmes took command of a secret new warship. At the helm of the Alabama, he became the most hated and feared man along the Union coast, as well as a Confederate legend. Now, with unparalleled authority, depth, and a vivid sense of the excitement and danger of the time, Stephen Fox describes Captain Semmes's remarkable wartime exploits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thrilling and excellent (with minor reservations)

  • By margot on 06-09-12

Worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-08

I enjoyed this book. Yes is does go deep into the background of Semmes, but I think it is important in understanding who he was. It is not the greatest book about Naval strategy, but it is a great book about the story of the Alabama and the life of Captain Semmes.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Revenge of the Whale

  • The True Story of the Whaleship Essex
  • By: Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Narrated by: Taylor Mali
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Can a whale attack a ship? The shipwrecked crew of the whaleship Essex was living proof that it could when a whale displayed a fury never before witnessed, ramming and sinking their vessel in a matter of minutes in November 1820. The story of their survival is one rarely spoken of by Nantucketers even to this day, but National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick courageously brings every shocking detail into the light.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So great I want to hear the longer version.

  • By Mark on 02-15-07

Revenge of the Whale

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-18-05

Outstanding. One amazing story, coupled with the fact that it is well written and easy to read (or listen to in this case).

3 of 4 people found this review helpful