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Sink ‘Em All

Submarine Warfare in the Pacific
Narrated by: Eric Martin
Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Sink 'Em All was originally published in 1951 by Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood, the US Navy commander of the Pacific submarine fleet during World War II.

Lockwood, in his leadership role, knew the skippers and crews of the submarines and retells their wartime successes and tragedies with an intimacy and realism often missing in second-hand accounts. Lockwood also recounts his efforts to improve the provisions and after-patrol accommodations of the submariners and of his on-going struggle to improve the effectiveness of torpedoes and other tools vital to the war effort.

Public Domain (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Robert
  • PEARLAND, TEXAS, United States
  • 08-29-18

Best of the best

I have read many submarine books, some fiction and most nonfiction written by captains or crew members who fought WWII in the Silent Service. Anyone familiar with this part of history has heard of Adm. Lockwood. But, in this book you get to know him and his inside view of the war, boats and crews. What a great service these submariners gave to our country and what an outstanding leader Lockwood was. He was the right man in the right position at the right time.

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Excellent book and reading, except for some pronunciations of names and places. Gave me a chuckle once or twice.

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Great History! HORRIBLE PRONUNCIATIONS...

I have the paper back and I just don't have time to read it.

I got the audible book and was horribly distressed by the narrator's pronunciations of many of the places and submarine names!

Otherwise it was a fairly good narration
and would have gotten 5 stars.

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For the most part it is great. As a Submarine Sailor I found the pronunciation of the boat names and location names very distracting.
Mare Island is pronounced like female horse, Barbel is like the weight device. I had to replay many sections to catch the correct boat names.

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Good story and too much detail in places.

Overall, a good detailed story. Too much detail about tonnage of ships sank and last few chapters expose a racism not tolerated in today's world. Was written in early 1950s and reflects time of its origin.

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I'll be gentle.

I have great respect for Adm Lockwood. He was a great leader and patriot but writer he is not. This is not an edge of your seat storytelling of the exploits of those forgotten submariners of the silent service. This is however, the complete recollection of the facts in chronological order from the man who was there, that made critical decisions, and knew those individuals personally. This is also an old book so you can disregard the last two or three chapters. It's an ok book with a personal touch.

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Dive! Dive! Dive!

Great synopsis of US Navy submarine operations in WWII Pacific theater of operations. Stirring, informative, and amazing first hand account of leading submarine crews to victory in the Pacific. A great listen!

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Terrible Narration

The story was great, the narration with his terrible annunciations and worse invictivrs left a lot to be desired.

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  • David
  • SMYRNA, GA, United States
  • 10-04-18

well done

i enjoy history, this was neither boring or slow.... good book... excellant speaker... lest we forget our fore father sacrifices...

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