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This is an entertaining book and the British narrator enhances the telling with the accent - giving it a European sound.
Quite different than what I had expected but well worth the investment of time. Naval history from a period and place rarely covered. A few choice leadership lessons along the way. Senior sailors should listen to this book. I am glad I didn't try to read it just based on the huge number of foreign terms.
A fantastic historical novel that deftly weaves reminisces of life aboard Austro-Hungarian U-boats, fighting for a sclerotic Empire in a forgotten theatre of war. There are both comedic moments, elements of pathos and bags of action-packed adventure. At points it can feel a bit disjointed as the life story cuts backwards and forwards a bit (the chronology being completed by the other Prohaska novels). Finally, the narrator is clear and concise, although his foreign accents can lean just a smidge towards the 'Allo 'Allo kind.
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It is so good to see this first of the all-too-short series of Otto Prohaska novels available in audio, and I hope the others follow. They are well researched, engrossing, historical novels largely set in WW1 but a part not usually covered in fiction, the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian navy. The series chronicle the short naval career of Otto Prohaska, a character who comes over rather as a good Harry Flashman. The detail, the atmosphere, the penetrating personal observations, the sheer high-quality storytelling of Flashman are all therbut Prohaska is a brave and honourable, if also realistic and rather sardonic, man. For a historical novel, a war novel, a sea saga, all with a difference, start the Prohaska series here and enter into a different, recent, but totally vanished world.