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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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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.

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The greatest generation

This book is a fantastic reminder or what made the greatest generation so great. Well written, good overview of events and excellent development of key individuals. Well done.

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Take a deep breath!

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!

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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.

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Life or Death in a WWll Submarine

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
  • Washougal, WA United States
  • 03-26-12

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

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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.

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  • NICHOLAS
  • FITCHBURG, MA, United States
  • 08-14-11

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

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

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.