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    • Winged Escort

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen.

    • By Steve on 20-12-09

    Regular price: £12.29

    • Go In and Sink

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Jono on 11-01-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • H.M.S. Saracen

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Malta 1941. To most people H.M.S. Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect. But to Captain Richard Chesnaye she brings back memories - memories of the First World War when he and the old monitor went through the Gallipoli campaign together. It seems that captain and ship are both past their best. But as the war enters a new phase Chesnaye senses the possibility of a fresh, significant role - for him and the Saracen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ripping stuff

    • By Ceri on 17-10-12

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Volunteers

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    They were the men and women of the Royal Navy's Special Operations units. Carrying out lightning raids on hostile coasts, they became a navy within a navy - each handpicked for their individual skills, and all of them courageous. Against the mighty backdrop of World War II they performed their small but deadly operations - living often beyond hope, sometimes beyond mercy. This is the dramatic story of a handful of such people. The Volunteers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reeman at his best

    • By Simon on 30-11-18

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Badge of Glory

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It was an age of empire, an age of contrast, and an age of dramatic change - and one which would determine the destinies of nations as well as of men. Captain Philip Blackwood of the Royal Marines rejoins his ship, HMS Audacious, in August of 1850, anxious to get back into action. "Per Mare - Per Terram" is the marines' motto. In the torturous heat of Africa, where they are sent to stamp out the remaining strongholds of slavery, and later, in the bitter war of the Crimea, Philip Blackwood and his men learn to obey it without question.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First book

    • By J W FERRIS on 17-06-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Torpedo Run

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    It was in 1943. On the Black Sea, the Russians were fighting a desperate battle to regain control. But the Russians’ one real weakness was on the water: whatever they did, the Germans did it better, and the daring hit-and-run tactics of the E-boats plagued them. At last the British agreed to send them a small flotilla of motor torpedo boats under the command of John Devane. Devane had been in the Navy since the outbreak of war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration was monotonous.

    • By Lingwelli on 07-01-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Pride and the Anguish

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    In November 1941, Lt Ralph Trewin, DSC arrives at Singapore as second-in-command of HMS Porcupine. To the shell-shocked Trewin, the gun boat and her five elderly consorts symbolise the ignorance and blind optimism he finds in Singapore.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very good story

    • By alfred on 04-06-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Destroyers

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    From the author of The First to Land, a novel set during World War II. They called them the Scrapyard Flotilla. After a quarter of a century of service, the eight destroyers had seen all kinds of action. Now they were to be used in raids to open the way for the invasion of Occupied Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another Mans book

    • By alexander on 10-03-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Killing Ground

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Western Ocean, 1942... From the bridge of HMS Gladiator, Lieutenant-Commander David Howard’s orders were chillingly clear. There could be no mercy. To the men who fought to protect the vital, threatened Merchant Navy convoys in the Western Approaches, the Battle of the Atlantic was a full-scale war. A relentless, savage war against an ever-present enemy and a violent sea - in an arena known only to its embittered survivors as the killing ground. HMS Gladiator was part of that war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book Well read

    • By A. DONALDSON on 22-03-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The First to Land

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    The dramatic sequel to Badge of Glory, China 1900. When the Boxer Rebellion erupts into bloody war. The Royal Marines, true to their motto, are the first to land - and the last to leave. Again, a Blackwood is in command.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Corps

    • By VNHSUMMERS on 12-10-17

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Deep Silence

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good...not great :)

    • By P. Stewart on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Ship Must Die

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    January, 1944. When the British light cruiser Andromeda arrives at Williamstown naval dockyard to be handed over to the Royal Australian Navy, she is already a legend - having earned her young captain, Richard Blake, the Victoria Cross in her last victory against overwhelming odds in the Mediterranean. Blake has grown to love Andromeda, so has few regrets when he is unexpectedly told to retain his command with a British and Australian ship’s company.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Ship Must Die

    • By John on 23-06-11

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Rendezvous - South Atlantic

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • South Atlantic

    • By Dave on 15-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Sunset

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Hong Kong, 1941... To the residents and defence forces of the Crown Colony of Hong Kong, the war in Europe remains remote. Even the massive build-up of Japanese forces on the Chinese border cannot dent their carefree optimism. Yet one man suspects the truth. Lieutenant-Commander Esmond Brooke, captain of HMS Serpent and a veteran of the cruel Atlantic, sees all too clearly the folly and incompetence of Hong Kong’s colonial administration. To Brooke, attack by Japan seems inevitable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not war but Love

    • By Chris on 06-12-18

    Regular price: £18.49

    • In Danger's Hour

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Mediterranean, 1943... The HMS Rob Roy. A tiny machine, just 230 feet from stem to stern. In peacetime she would have trawled for cod. Now her catch is deadlier by far. Lieutenant-Commander Ian Ransome is a veteran of the treacherous front line of naval combat. Under sealed orders in the battle-tossed waters of the Mediterranean, he and his jack-tired crew face one final test of their courage....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing.

    • By John H on 05-09-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Surface with Daring

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    It takes a special sort of courage to serve in midget submarines, and Lieutenant David Seaton, commanding officer of XE16, needs no reminding of the perils involved. The little X-craft with their four-man crews have been used against heavy enemy surface units and important harbour installations. But in 1944, with the Allies poised for an invasion through France, a new and more hazardous role is given to Seaton's flotilla.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Greatest Enemy

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Twenty-five years ago HMS Terrapin was part of a crack hunter/killer group in the Battle of the Atlantic. Now she is working out her last commission in the Gulf of Thailand. To Lieutenant-Commander Standish, the frigate seems to mark the end of his hopes of a career in the navy. Then a new captain arrives, a man driven by an old-fashioned, almost obsessive patriotism. And under his stubborn leadership, Standish and the crew discover a long-forgotten unity of purpose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it.

    • By M. A. R. Brewington on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • To Risks Unknown

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    The year: 1943. Now there was to be no more retreat for Britain and her Allies. At last the war was to be carried into enemy territory. And from captured bases and makeshift harbours in North Africa, the Royal Navy's Special Force was to be the probe and the spearhead of the advance. To this unorthodox war came the corvette H. M. S. Thistle and her commanding officer, John Crispin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read.

    • By John H on 27-08-16

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Glory Boys

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    They are called 'The Glory Boys', by those who regard their exploits with envy. Bob is one of them. Already a survivor of the close action in the English Channel & North Sea, in January of 1943 he is ordered to the Mediterranean & beleaguered Malta.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good, but over priced.

    • By Steve on 20-12-09

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Strike from the Sea

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Indo-China 1941, and cruising somewhere off Saigon is the world’s largest, most dangerous submarine, the French Soufriere. The British navy must capture and use her in the defence of Singapore before she is used against them. For Commander Robert Ainslie it is the supreme challenge of his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By John H on 26-10-16

    Regular price: £16.89

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