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Summary

February 1943. As the balance of the war slowly shifts in Britain's favour, Lieutenant-Commander Steven Marshall brings his battle-scarred submarine into home port. Captain and crew are exhausted after 14 months' continuous service, but for most there can be no thought of leave.

If the enemy collapse in North Africa is to be exploited, every experienced man will be needed. Marshall must return to the Mediterranean, but this time to a very different kind of war. For his new command is secret and extremely hazardous - a captured German U-boat....

©1973 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Ltd

Critic reviews

"Masterly storytelling." (The Times)
"One of our foremost writers of naval fiction." (Sunday Times)

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Too much romance!

Well written and performed, but not for me. Although I'm a woman, I really don't enjoy romance in this type of story, so I'm afraid as soon as the main character risked the lives of men under his command for a bit of skirt he barely knew (I'm sure he wouldn't have done so if it had been to rescue blokes) - well, that was my cue to abandon the book.

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Good Story, shame about the “dust cover”

It’s a good story, typical Douglas Reeman. It’s just a shame the “dust cover” shows a 20th century nuclear submarine and not a Second World War U boat!

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Great Book.

David Rintoul is a master of the genre and Douglas Reeman can't be bettered. From the Artic Convoys to The Med his story's cover everything from Cruisers to Submarine to Tug Boats. Great escapism and story telling.

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Brilliant

Another classic from Reeman. Another reminder of those days when bravery was understated and commonplace.

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Totally engrossing

Never since Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising have I been so taken by a submarine story. A brilliant story with excellent narration. Nothing more to say. Buy it!!@

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A good story with its usual mixture of villains

A typical WW2 story from the pen of Douglas Reeman. Good seafaring stuff. As usual there is a hint of romance amongst the action. The villains are both British and German. The narration is good but when there are action scenes described they are delivered with a deep growling voice.

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Loved it

An author writes a good story , but a good narrator brings it to life
This had both ! Great atmospheric story and brilliantly read with passion and feeling
Really good listen

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Would you listen to Go In and Sink again? Why?

Yes, i didn't know Douglas Reeman, so took a chance with this book, but didn't regret it one bit, excellent story from start to finish, and David Rintoul was excellent as the narrator,now have all his books in my wish list to work through.

Who was your favorite character and why?

don't really want to pick out a favorite as all the characters came to life , thanks to the excellent narrator

Which scene did you most enjoy?

with the towed mine

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

its as good as the famous film " Das Boote

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Just highly recomended

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good so far

ive not finished this book yet but what ive heard i like makes you think even half way in
good for ones who like sub storys
makes you understand how diffemt things were in war time

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