War Beneath the Waves by Don Keith audiobook

War Beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine

By Don Keith
Read by Stephen Hoye

6.65 Hours 04/19/2010 Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape. Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man's leadership and courage under fire, and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship.

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Summary

Summary

In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape.

Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man's leadership and courage under fire, and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

In capturing the terror of the situation, Hoye credibly portrays how men under such pressure can find themselves unable to think. AudioFile
“Narrator Stephen Hoye keeps himself from becoming subsumed in the characters and remains the storyteller…In capturing the terror of the situation, Hoye credibly portrays how men under such pressure can find themselves unable to think. Today we would recognize the condition as traumatic stress disorder.” AudioFile
“Dealing equally with the hardware and the interpersonal dynamics of WWII submarining, Keith will inform and please both the rank newcomer to the subject and the well-read expert on it. Invaluable for the WWII submarine annals.” Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English