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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The First to Land, a novel set during World War II. They called them the Scrapyard Flotilla. After a quarter of a century of service, the eight destroyers had seen all kinds of action.

Now they were to be used in raids to open the way for the invasion of Occupied Europe.

©1974 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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The Royal Navy at its best.

I have always been a fan of naval fiction. Reman got it just right. I could feel the cold and wet of an open bridge, almost taste the hot, bitter coffee that for the watch standers was warming nectar, and remember wardrooms at sea. The combat scenes were perfect—the adrenaline, the confusion, the pinhole pictures with time at almost a standstill. Bravo Zulu. Well done!

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Well done

Great story and extremely well read. I would highly recommend this book. I enjoyed it.

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  • alexander
  • 03-10-16

another Mans book

just the thing for when one needs to distract oneself from the bigger issues of the day. True British navy through and through.

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  • Chris
  • 01-28-17

Not Just A War Storey

Would you consider the audio edition of The Destroyers to be better than the print version?

yes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Drummond

What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He always bring that calm so typical of the period

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

You don't live forever

Any additional comments?

The books by Reeman should be printed by 'Mills and Boon' they are really romantic novels not war stories

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  • Q
  • 11-22-16

Exemplary

What a brilliant and persuasive story well written and devilishly narrated to perfect effect
I'm sure we will never pass this way again
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  • John H
  • 09-13-16

Entertaining.

A good story with excellent background detail and graphic battle narrative. As usual David Rintoul was superb.