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Summary

When Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins HMS Reliant in 1943, he knows he may be her last Captain. Sister battleships have been destroyed, and Sherbrooke cannot alter the bitter truth that there will be no half measures for HMS Reliant.

©1997 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Not one of his best story plodded a bit.

A plodding story line and a unnecessary love interest marred what could have been a much better story.

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Douglas Reeman at his best!

Douglas Reeman is a master at bringing to life the Royal Navy at war, he draws the listener or reader into the triumphs and tragedy of the war at sea!

His characters are believable and you really get a sense of the life and times they are living through.

I would be remiss if I also didn't mention his ability to bring the ships to life, they are as much a character in the story as the people who serve in them!

The listener may recognise aspects of the story that mirror that of the famous Royal Navy Battleship HMS Warspite , her story has been told in numerous books but I'd recommend the one simply titled WARSPITE!

If you like a good sea story with full, believable characters, you'll enjoy this book!

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Jolly jack

Takes me back to my time in the Andrew except my service was on Leander class frigates
Enjoyed it

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Great story

Listened to it a few times now, it's always good,
Tried to research the ship, but only found her sisters repulse and renown, it's a great shame the government didn't save one of them for tours

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Classic Saturday Afternoon War Films

every time I listen to one of Douglas Friedman's books it takes back to my school days when I used to revel in the old black and white British death and glory war films, I always picture the character's in his books inn the guise f Keneth Moore and Richard Attenborough or Jack Hawkins. I grew up on this stuff and is the basis of patriotism. keep writing them Mr Freeman and I will keep listening to them.

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Exciting. tension on every page!

An excellent story of conflict with a sprinkling of romance, often illicit. Well read.

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full of characters..

A totally convincing story, reminicent of real HMS ships life aboard. Descriptions of officers and ratings alike are very descriptive. Recounts of engagements are excellent.

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Excellent story

Couldn't put it down, reader was superb and easy to listen to. I would highly recommend this book.

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typical Reeman, and I liked it

Would you listen to Battlecruiser again? Why?

yes maybe in a few months/years

What was one of the most memorable moments of Battlecruiser?

its just a good story

Any additional comments?

if you like Reeman you will not be disappointed one of his best.

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  • 09-02-12

Another great Reeman story

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

Yes, I have trouble pronouncing all the British language correctly and I enjoy the read's enthusiasm during battles and action events.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Battlecruiser?

This was another great Reeman book and another great audiobook. I really enjoyed it. All his books follow the same vein: misunderstood Captain (with unruly hair) meets girl with issues, meets commanding officer thats a monster etc. But the good dies all win in the end. A truly fun story.

Which scene was your favorite?

The battle with the KMS Minnden

If you could rename Battlecruiser, what would you call it?

HMS Reliant

Any additional comments?

None.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-19

Amazing book!

The book really meant a lot to me! couldn't wait to here more and was devastated when it was over. Just grabed more of Reeman's books. Narrator made it even better.