• by Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by Chris Rowe
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Jerry Chambers, a fresh-faced young pilot, mistakenly sinks a British submarine, he is punished with a remote posting to test an experimental new bomb; a dangerous mission far away from the girl he loves. While Jerry risks his life, his sweetheart Mona sets about clearing her lover's name... but will she be too late?


What the Critics Say

"The story has pace and excitement, unforced sentiment and wholly unaffected gaiety... Alive, humourous and finely restrained in feeling throughout; thrilling and eloquent." (Times Literary Supplement)
"An admirably good story, full of drama and good humour." (Evening Standard)
"Direct, simple, wholly free from highfalutin nonsense and entirely charming." (Daily Mail)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Page turning

Chris Rowe's narration is superb and the story is captivating as the mystery unravels. The plot gradually moves toward a crescendo of resolution and the ending is a brain stretcher.

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- Dianne

A charming love story

I liked this story for its simple charm and ships and planes and British mores and language. It is a well-paced yarn with humor, romance, adventure and glimpses of a society that had strengths and depth to persevere in very challenging times. Enjoy
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- Chromo Domo

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios