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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.
An ordinary, hard-worked destroyer and her company of men. Fighting for survival in a war with no rules.
©1992 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By F. Pryor on 05-28-16

Very finely rendered

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David Rintoul's narration is finely matched to this material. So very often this is not the case and I can't decide if it was his perfectly pitched reading or the book itself that held me so tightly to the story.

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By Reader From Aus on 09-19-14

Beautiful book, but not unabridged!

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This book is amazing, and i have loved reading it ever since i was a child. However this version does not include the amazing prologue that hooks the reader before the main story even begins.<br/>Please add the prologue to this, otherwise do not claim it as unabridged.<br/>This book is still an amazing read however and i recommend it for all, history buffs or not.

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By A. DONALDSON on 03-22-17

Excellent book Well read

Love this book. Previously listened to it on audio cassete. Reminds me of the cruel sea. David Rintoul is the perfect narrator for Reemans tales of the war at sea. A gripping tale of the Battle of the Atlantic with a variety of characters showing that both sides of a conflict have good and bad amongst them

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By Ian on 01-02-17

DM

brilliant . I have been reading Douglas all my life and the stories get better and better

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By Anthony Lemmon on 09-14-16

Good story.

Good story sometimes a little long winded but well worth a listen. I will keep it in my library.

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