The Commodore by P. T. Deutermann audiobook

The Commodore

By P. T. Deutermann
Read by Dick Hill

Blackstone Publishing 9781250078070
11.88 Hours Unabridged
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A Navy destroyer commander navigates hostile seas and ferocious battles in this dramatic World War II thriller set in the South Pacific. In The Commodore, the Navy in 1942–1943 is fighting a losing battle against Japan for control of the Solomon Islands. Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey is tasked to change the course of the war. Halsey, a maverick, goes on the offensive and appoints a host of new destroyer commanders, including a wild card named Harmon Wolf. An American Indian from a Minnesota reservation, Wolf has never fit in with the traditional Navy officer corps. But under Halsey, Wolf’s aggressive tactics and gambling nature bring immediate results, and he is swiftly promoted to commodore of an entire destroyer squadron. What happens next will change Wolf’s life, career, and the fate of his ships forever. An epic story of courage, disaster, survival, and triumph that culminates in the pivotal battle of Vella Gulf, The Commodore is a masterful novel of an unlikely military hero.

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Summary

Summary

A Navy destroyer commander navigates hostile seas and ferocious battles in this dramatic World War II thriller set in the South Pacific.

In The Commodore, the Navy in 1942–1943 is fighting a losing battle against Japan for control of the Solomon Islands. Vice Admiral William “Bull” Halsey is tasked to change the course of the war. Halsey, a maverick, goes on the offensive and appoints a host of new destroyer commanders, including a wild card named Harmon Wolf. An American Indian from a Minnesota reservation, Wolf has never fit in with the traditional Navy officer corps. But under Halsey, Wolf’s aggressive tactics and gambling nature bring immediate results, and he is swiftly promoted to commodore of an entire destroyer squadron. What happens next will change Wolf’s life, career, and the fate of his ships forever.

An epic story of courage, disaster, survival, and triumph that culminates in the pivotal battle of Vella Gulf, The Commodore is a masterful novel of an unlikely military hero.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Deutermann’s experience as a US Navy captain informs this engrossing novel set in the Pacific theater during WWII…Deutermann handles the human-interest aspects well, but it’s his battle sequences on the high seas that stand out. Fans of military action thrillers will race through the pages and finish the book wanting more.” Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)
“Deutermann, who usually writes solid thrillers, once commanded a destroyer. His experience and his deep knowledge of WWII naval warfare illuminate every page. Japan’s naval superiority immediately after Pearl Harbor—and the weakness of the US—is forcefully portrayed. Sluff is a fascinating character, and The Commodore is top-shelf naval adventure.” Booklist

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Author Bio: P. T. Deutermann

Author Bio: P. T. Deutermann

P. T. Deutermann is the author of many previous novels including Pacific Glory, which won the W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. He spent twenty-six years in military and government service, as a captain in the Navy and in the Joint Chiefs of Staff as an arms-control specialist. He lives with his wife in North Carolina.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/War & Military
Runtime: 11.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English