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Kursk

Narrated by: Pete Cross
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: History, Military
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Kursk: A Time To Die by Robert Moore, read by Pete Cross. 

At 11.30 a.m. on Saturday 12 August 2000, two massive explosions roared through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. The Kursk, pride of the Northern Fleet and the largest attack submarine in the world, was hurtling towards the ocean floor.

In Kursk (originally published as A Time to Die), award-winning journalist Robert Moore vividly re-creates this disaster minute by minute. Venturing into a covert world where the Cold War continues out of sight, Moore investigates the military and political background to the tragedy. But above all, he tells the nail-bitingly poignant human story of the families waiting ashore, of the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers, and of the Kursk sailors, trapped in the aft compartment, waiting for rescue, as a horrified world followed their battle to stay alive....

©2018 Robert Moore (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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An Incredible But Sad Story

Enthralling story that most of us know the basics of, but probably not the finer detail.

As others have said the politics behind the delays set against the back drop of the time in Russia are horrifying and ultimately devastating for the sailors for whom time is quickly running out. The fortunate ones died instantly.

Seems wrong to say I enjoyed this book given the tragic end result, but the content is first class and it never lost my attention.

Well worth a listen.


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A. Time to Die

Fantastic - thoroughly educational. Makes me thankful of all the things I take for granted.

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A powerful story, brilliantly told

If you were gripped by the story of Chernobyl, you will be equally moved by this story of men who lost their lives to the incompetence, pride, complacency and self interest that is bred by an autocratic state; and of the bravery and compassion of the men who tried to save them.

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Great narrative

A really enjoyable insight into a devastating piece of post cold war history.
Wonderfully read.

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Excellent listen

Gripping from the outset, the bravery, the disregard the incompetence, the cover up, the truth.

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Amazing

Superbly written, captivating and keeps you on the edge of your seat, wonderfully narrated 10/10

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Brilliant

A brilliantly told story of a terrible tragedy and the possible mishandling of the rescue.