Crash Dive

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 324 ratings

Crash Dive Publisher's Summary

A WWII naval thriller in the tradition of the Hornblower series....

October 1942 - The United States and the Empire of Japan are at war. Charlie Harrison, a young and ambitious lieutenant, reports for duty aboard the S-55, a worn-out WWI-era submarine. While the Battle of Guadalcanal rages on land, air, and sea, the captain plans a daring attack against Rabaul, the heart of Japanese power in the South Pacific. There, the hunter will become the hunted, and Charlie will discover how good he is at war.

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  • Book 1

    • Crash Dive

    • A Novel of the Pacific War
    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    October 1942 - The United States and the Empire of Japan are at war. Charlie Harrison, a young and ambitious lieutenant, reports for duty aboard the S-55, a worn-out WWI-era submarine. While the Battle of Guadalcanal rages on land, air, and sea, the captain plans a daring attack against Rabaul, the heart of Japanese power in the South Pacific. There, the hunter will become the hunted, and Charlie will discover how good he is at war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, great narration

    • By Jeff & Sabrena on 12-12-15
    • A Novel of the Pacific War
    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Release date: 11-23-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Silent Running

    • Crash Dive, Book 2
    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Lt. Charlie Harrison survived the horrors of Rabaul and the midnight battle with the Mizukaze. When he reports to Sabertooth at Pearl, he must contend with a crew that isn't quite welcoming and an officer protecting a dire secret. While underway, the captain reveals the submarine's mission - travel to the Japanese-occupied Philippines, deliver supplies to the Filipino guerillas, and bring American refugees home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By banning on 04-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Battle Stations: A Novel of the Pacific War

    • Crash Dive, Book 3
    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Fresh from PXO School, Lt. Charlie Harrison is offered a posting on Sandtiger under Captain Gilbert Moreau, a legendary fighting captain in the submarines. Sandtiger's mission is to join a wolf pack that will penetrate the heart of the Japanese Empire. Along the way, Moreau teaches Charlie how to fight. And what lines should never be crossed.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3.5

    • Crash Dive, Omnibus: Books 1-3

    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 14 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Crash Dive, Book 1: October 1942 - The United States and the Empire of Japan are at war. Charlie Harrison, a young and ambitious lieutenant, reports for duty aboard the S-55, a worn-out WWI-era submarine. While the Battle of Guadalcanal rages on land, air, and sea, the captain plans a daring attack against Rabaul, the heart of Japanese power in the South Pacific. There, the hunter will become the hunted. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast and furious, on and under the waves!

    • By RJ on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 4

    • Contact! A Novel of the Pacific War

    • Crash Dive, Book 4
    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The fourth book in the popular Crash Dive series! Still reeling from the hellish battle in the Japan Sea, Lt. Commander Charlie Harrison returns from Prospective Commanding Officer School to find the Sandtiger languishing in repair while her crew idles. He expects to take command, but the post is given to Captain Howard Saunders. Sandtiger’s orders: Take a team of elite commandos to the island of Saipan to destroy a major coastal gun before 70,000 Marines land on its beaches. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once more unto the breach!

    • By RJ on 07-14-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

    • Hara-Kiri: A Novel of the Pacific War

    • Crash Dive Series, Book 5
    • By: Craig DiLouie
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Charlie Harrison finally achieves his dream of commanding the Sandtiger, leading her able crew on a war patrol to the Philippines in September 1944. Along the way, he faces the challenges of command, a malfunctioning boat, and a patrol area that appears devoid of enemy ships. When a massive fleet materializes on the horizon, he identifies it as Admiral Halsey’s Third Fleet. America is invading the Philippines to cut off Japan from its colonial resources. The Japanese Combined Fleet responds, culminating in the Battle of Leyte Gulf and Charlie facing the ultimate test.

    Regular price: $14.95