HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea.
While the politicians haggle over a situation which could hold the seeds of full-scale war, Commander Jermain must keep his faith in himself and in his new ship's potential - even when ordered to take the Temeraire to the edge of a catastrophe.
Douglas Reeman joined the navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea and later served in motor torpedo boats. Douglas Reeman has written over 30 books under his own name and over 20 best-selling historical novels featuring Richard and Adam Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
©1967 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Very sad to learn that I finished this book on the day the author died :(
I have always been keen to read a Douglas Reeman book. When I was 5 I found a small number of his books owned by my mate grandad (including a ship must die). But I never got round to reading them.
Since joining audible I was reminded of Reeman's work so went for this as my first read of his work and I was delighted. Clever, informed, well written and visceral.
Perfectly narrated I look forward to reading more books.
My deepest respects to the authors family.
A heroic young captain, his broken XO, their unwise old admiral and his estranged insecure son. All packed together in the same brand nuclear attack submarine!
The British sub HMS "Temeraire" sails straight into dangerous and "red" Chinese waters, during 60's and the cold war. With Douglas Reeman at the helm, You can rest assured THIS WILL NOT BE BORING!
Despite a cliche-soaked plot and a few slightly stereotypical characters, "The Deep Silence" is a roaring submarine (melo)drama going all ahead flank from start to ending.
Highly recommended, especially to fans of naval fiction and submarine buffs!
Although it might not call it high brow literature, "Deep Silence" is well written, entertaining and without a boring minute!
Cahoun because in the end he found his way
There were many - the scouse accent was a bit off but generally he did really well
it was fun to listen to this with my husband who helped to build Polaris submarines. At times I did think that the sailors seemed a little hysterical for military men but overall we thoroughly enjoyed this. The story was multilayered, believable and the ending was satisfying . The narration was excellent. My husband was frantic at times for them to fire their torpedoes but I guess that's a boy thing.
Ex Royal Navy (35 years). Now aged 84 and on my last legs.
It brought back my time in the Royal Navy
The ASDICs officer
Yes. When the submarine was depth charged.
A thrilling story with a very slow beginning but a highly charged ending. Well worth it.
David Rintoul is a great narrator
It’s a good story line and kept me listening. Believable and intriguing from the militaristic/technical point of view. The plot of confrontations between main characters was a little over cooked. Generally I like the humanistic value of the characters
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