PT 105

Narrated by: Sean Pratt
Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: History, Military
4.7 out of 5 stars (298 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast - the fastest craft on the water during World War II - and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often been described inaccurately and the PT boat depicted as unreliable and ineffective. This book helps set the record straight by presenting an authentic picture of PT boats that draws on the author's experience at Guadalcanal, New Georgia, Bougainville, and Choiseul Island. Action-filled, his account describes evading night bombers, rescuing coast watchers and downed airmen, setting down Marine scouts behind Japanese lines, engaging in vicious gun battles with Japanese barges and small freighters, and contending with heat, disease, and loneliness. First published in 1996, the book has been hailed for telling an exciting yet fully accurate story.

©1996 Dick Keresey (P)2017 Tantor

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Highly recommended I couldn't stop listening!

Well done all the way around. Outstanding storyline, good narration, great ending. I highly recommend.

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A great first hand account of PT boat action

If you could sum up PT 105 in three words, what would they be?

Exciting Naval story

What did you like best about this story?

The author had a great experience with the PT boat's story from the beginning, and then was stationed throughout the war in key campaigns.

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Hard to say , from the trials and tribulations of training, to the battle accounts, they are all very good and the book flows almost as effortlessly and with as much excitement, as the its namesake boat in the title.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The author generated empathy in me as he told of a number of quite humorous incidents and with honesty and candor in the light it showed him.in and how the loss of friends affected him

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The narration was one of the best I have ever heard in an Audio book You will think you're listening to the author extemporaneously spinning tales of his time in the war.

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A very good book.

Great story that is history retold by someone that lived it. Thank you for letting me hear this.

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Great Audible narration of an interesting story

I enjoyed the book and the Audible narration was great. It was less about the action they encountered and more about the life of PT boat captain, Dick Keresey, during the war (which is still amazing). It does seem to reflect the reality of the PT boat life versus the glamorous one that is often depicted., but I liked that dose of reality.

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Great story

Great story to listen to. It included battles, boat details, personal feelings, real life, and when it was all done I wished that there had been more.

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Nice Personal Experience

Enjoyed the easy going way in which the Author recollected his personal experience of a turbulent yet fascinating time.

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It Ended Too Soon...

The Title immediately caught my eye, being of-an-age, as they say. Although his intersections with 'LT Kennedy' were not as frequent as I had hoped, authenticity lent brevity depth. Beyond that, my father fought on a Crash Boat in the Solomon's, at the same time. So, the first hand account of everyday life on those islands, how many islands there were, was fascinating to me.

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PT 105 👍👍👍

Great story and great narration one of my all time favorite audio books of ww2

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I'll bet you never knew...

Couldn't stop listening. just the right length. Well read and very interesting telling of an important mission often overlooked in WW2 history.

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What a read

The time line is a little hard to follow at times but WOW what a great story.

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