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  • H.M.S. Saracen

  • By: Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44

Malta 1941. To most people H.M.S. Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect. But to Captain Richard Chesnaye she brings back memories - memories of the First World War when he and the old monitor went through the Gallipoli campaign together. It seems that captain and ship are both past their best. But as the war enters a new phase Chesnaye senses the possibility of a fresh, significant role - for him and the Saracen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ripping stuff

  • By Ceri on 17-10-12

Ripping stuff

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-12

I started reading Douglass Reeman/Alexander Kent novels since I started working for one of his print publishers twenty or so years ago, and enjoyed them all. Unfortunately, since losing the greater part of my sight last year, I've relied on audiobooks. I was more than happy to see so many of his books on Audible.

H.M.S. Saracen was not a let down at all, and is amongst his best. The climactic sea battle was particulrly enthralling; so much so that I stood up to listen to it.

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