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Summary

In 1941, when she was turned into an armed merchant cruiser, the SS Benbecula was already old. Yet even she was needed to protect the vital Atlantic sea lanes. Commander Lindsay, her new captain, had to work desperately to mould the ship’s company - raw recruits and old-timers - into a fighting force. And better than anyone, Lindsay knew this could be his last command, his last chance.

©1972 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Very enjoyable book, once started playing could not put it down. One of Douglas Redman best books.

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Must read!!

This book is my favorite of all Reemans books and reader David Rintouls voice is so perfect this kind of stories and he brings carachters life wich is much joyable. This is really good book, alltough Reemans story lines is as allways foreseeable.

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Excellent story, expertly narrated! Hanging on every word,very, eagerly anticipating the next part of the action.

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I really enjoyed the audible version of the book, David Rintoul makes you think you are there , bring life to the characters like they are flesh and blood . Enjoyed each minute of the audible book.

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A good yarn

I like Douglas Freeman novels I have in fact read a lot of the books many years ago. I thought I would listen to them this time . David Rintoul narration is excellent and really makes the novel come alive . It's a good story following Douglas Freeman usual formula with a love interest thrown in. good action and A some tense moments make this a good novel of men at war in the vastness of the world's oceans. if you like naval fiction this is a novel for you.

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  • Robert Lofstedt
  • 31-08-17

A stressful, frenetic reading!

I could not get beyond the first chapter. The reader over-acted, rushing from one sentence to another, frentetic, hardly giving the listener a chance to breath. This may well have resulted in an unfair assesment of the book but I will never know; one can only take so much auditory punishment....

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  • C. G. Telcontar
  • 05-07-21

Another fine sea yarn.

Reeman is kind of a guilty pleasure; he's a one trick pony and there's no doubt you'll ever get a new trick no matter how many you read, but you love it anyway and come back to see that trick again and again. This time around he gave it more feel and a surer touch, as his captain's back story is more interesting than any other I've encountered, his crew has some flavor to them as many were prewar crew of this converted liner into an AMC and thus have old grudged with the Royal Navy to nurse. The obligatory love match didn't even bother me this time; Eve Collins is full of life and has more vivacity to her than most of Reeman's Bond girl creations.

David Rintoul does all the Reeman book narrations and he's a pro at it, though his range doesn't have an infinite number of voices for all the characters, he's still capable of handling the large caste adequately.

If you like sea tales with your WW2 fiction, I'd say Douglas Reeman is a solid option for you to check out.

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  • 30-08-19

One of the best!

I love Reeman's books and style so I have to admit I am bias, but this book is one of the most riveting WWII naval novels out there. It will fill you with everything from horror to joy and especially pride in the RN while you are along for the ride.