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Summary

As the Second World War progresses, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Fighter pilot Tim Rowan is posted to an escort carrier to help guard the precious convoys. His adventures take him first to the Arctic and then the Indian Ocean.
©1977 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic Listen.

This book has a great story line, filled with intrigue, suspense and action.
It also has that touch of romance, which brings the human side of some of the characters out and the inhumane side of others.

It is very well read by David and Douglas, who has written many quality books has not dissapointed with this one.

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Predictable narrative

Not as good as HMS Saracen. The plot became fairly predictable. Aircraft attacks target comes back damaged - Carrier moves to new loctation - Aircraft attacks target comes back damaged - Carrier moves to new location etc etc, with a few personal interest items in between. Shame really as I bought this on the strength of the first book I read and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Corny

Like a 1950's war film, we have repeatedly seen these events and characters. The only good thing for me was the reading by David Rintoul, which was excellent.

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Excellent book Excellent Narration

As always Reemans descriptive abilities of the war at sea are second to none. Excellent

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A Brilliant read

A Superb story full of action, drama, tragedy and ultimately redemption. Great flying sequences. wonderful details of life in combat the terrible choices that have to be made, the personalities and intrigues, romances and horrors of war. The narrator is perfect

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Fantastic

My late father used to read a lot of Douglas Reeman, now I understand why after listening to a number of his books on audible, none have disapointed me. So much humanity in his stories joy, sadness, anger, failure...love & freindship. How the ships were loved and the cameradery of the crew. The description of the action sequences stunning. Another great book.

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  • David Share
  • 07-08-10

Superb WW II fiction

Many years ago I read every book written by Douglas Reeman. Each book was an adventure and I never felt let down. Now I only listen to books.
It was wonderful to find that they selected a reader that really does justice to the works of Douglas Reeman.

I thoroughly enjoyed Winged Escort and look forward to the rest of his books being released.

By the way if you like the age of sail Douglas writes this era under the pen name of Alexander Kent which are also excellent and I'm glad to say now being released by Audible.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-20

I wish they could remove the awkward romance.

When that serious gentlemanly narrator describes romance, I break out in laughter. Narrator's perfect btw. Just something that didn't translate well for me from text to audiobook.