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In Danger's Hour Audiobook

In Danger's Hour

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Publisher's Summary

The Mediterranean, 1943... The HMS Rob Roy. A tiny machine, just 230 feet from stem to stern. In peacetime she would have trawled for cod. Now her catch is deadlier by far. Lieutenant-Commander Ian Ransome is a veteran of the treacherous front line of naval combat. For three years, he's swept the explosive curtain of Nazi mines that shrouds the British Isles. Now, under sealed orders in the battle-tossed waters of the Mediterranean, he and his jack-tired crew face one final test of their courage and seamanship under fire. Their secret mission: to spearhead the Allies' desperate invasion of Italy.

©1988 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    John H 05/09/2016
    John H 05/09/2016
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    "Disappointing."

    Not as exciting as many of the novels by the author. Minor romances slow the story down. The author emphasises the role of the lowly Minesweepers. As usual the performance by David Rintoul is superb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara HOGNASTON, United Kingdom 11/03/2012
    Barbara HOGNASTON, United Kingdom 11/03/2012 Member Since 2012

    I've always been an avid reader, having a book with me always. Now thanks to Audible n Kindle its easy.

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    "Interesting"

    Not a modern book but it was a fast read when it first came out and I for one loved it. Alas time has moved on and writing with it. Today's writers are more able to describe the scenario with more emphasis.

    This should not detract from Reemans evident talent. If you are into naval stories from the world wars this is worth a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leonard LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 31/03/2011
    Leonard LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom 31/03/2011
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    "In the Navy"

    Listening to this book will tell you about some aspects of Royal Navy life in minesweepers during the Second World War. As usual with Douglas Reeman there is much soul searching and self doubt expressed by the main characters - can be tiresome especially as it is difficult to fast forward. For me, this book is best at describing the day to day life of the minesweeper and the lives of the officers and ratings and their duties. The less convincing passages deal with the family lives of officers and crew. Overall it was an enjoyable yarn well read as always by David rintoul.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Joe
    Carthage, NY, United States
    09/07/12
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    "Tense, realistic naval drama"
    What made the experience of listening to In Danger's Hour the most enjoyable?

    Quality of David Rintoul's voice


    What did you like best about this story?

    Range of characters


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    All of it


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Danger was the order of the day


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • August
    20/10/16
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    "Shallow, false characters. Notthing but clichés."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book is not for anyone. There are thousands of fantastic novels about the war at sea, at you should rather spend your precious time listening to those.


    Has In Danger's Hour turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


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

    He reads fast. Gets over with it. Good.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It's not all that long.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kathy
    Seattle, WA USA
    22/10/15
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    "Not Reeman's best"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Really liked all of the other Douglas Reeman Audible books I have listened to but found this one far less exciting.


    What three words best describe David Rintoul’s performance?

    Excellent narration as usual


    Any additional comments?

    Disjointed and boring story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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