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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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South Atlantic

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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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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