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    • The Deep Silence

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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

    • The Greatest Enemy

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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

    • 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 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • The Destroyers

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • To Risks Unknown

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • Dust on the Sea

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    It is 1943 and Captain Mike Blackwood, Royal Marine Commando, is a survivor. Young, toughened, and tried in the hellish crucible of Burma, he labours beneath the weight of tradition and the burden of his own self-doubt. For him, the horizon is not the lip of the trench seen by men of the Corps in the previous war, but the ramp of a landing craft smashing down into the sea, and the fire of the enemy on a Sicilian beach.

    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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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

    • Winged Escort

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

    • Rendezvous - South Atlantic

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

    • A Ship Must Die

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • In Danger's Hour

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • A Prayer for the Ship

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    HMS Royston, Coastal Forces Depot Ship, is mother ship to a battered, war-worn bunch of MTBs and MGBs. New on board is Sub-Lieutenant Royce: commissioned for three months, sea experience three months in an Asdic trawler, and aged 20. His commanding officer is Lieutenant Harston, aged 23.

    His predecessor has been killed in action 48 hours earlier and is now hardly remembered. The crew are all young - some very young - but all old before their time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good

    • By Dr on 26-07-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Killing Ground

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 Volunteers

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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

    • Sunset

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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

    • A Dawn Like Thunder

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The human torpedo, or chariot, is the ultimate weapon in a war, and only men of extreme courage or recklessness volunteer for the special operations missions requiring its use. Reeman has also written 22 novels under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Battlecruiser

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    When Captain Guy Sherbrooke joins HMS Reliant in 1943, he knows he may be her last Captain. Sister battleships have been destroyed, and Sherbrooke cannot alter the bitter truth that there will be no half measures for HMS Reliant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • full of characters..

    • By ASF on 18-06-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Horizon

    • By: Douglas Reeman
    • Narrated by: Julian Glover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    This is the third book in the 'Blackwood' saga. For three generations, members of the Blackwood family served the Royal Marines with distinction. With the outbreak of World War I, at last comes Jonathan Blackwood’s turn to carry the family name into battle. But as the young marines embark for the Dardanelles, and a new kind of warfare, it dawns on them that the days of scarlet coats and an unchanging tradition of honour and glory have gone forever.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • 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 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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

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