The Glory Boys

  • by Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They are called 'The Glory Boys', by those who regard their exploits with envy. Bob is one of them. Already a survivor of the close action in the English Channel & North Sea, in January of 1943 he is ordered to the Mediterranean & beleaguered Malta.


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Great WW-II Naval Fiction

I must respectfully disagree with the previous reviewer of this book. I am retired USN so I have some familiarity with the subject matter which may have helped my understanding. The narrator uses the Queen's English for the general narration. He also uses Cockney for Cockney crew-members, northern English for northern English crew members, Welsh accented English for the Welsh, etc.

I do believe that this is a book that you must listen to closely to stay in the picture since there is a fair amount of complexity to the subject matter and the main characters' thoughts and speech. The action is sharp and startling, as I believe was that kind of naval warfare, conducted mostly at night before the arrival of radar. All of the technical/historical material rings completely true to me.

This is my first listen to Reeman. I have listened to every Patrick O'Brian and Frederich Marryat novel that I can find in audio format, and I would love to see more of Reeman's writing on Audible.
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- BikeMeister

Dismal, Dreary, Dull, Depressing...

...and if that weren't enough, it's confusing and disjointed. On top of that, you have to put up with the cockney accent of the narrator, which makes the whole experience something less than pleasing. You can skip this, without feeling at all as if you've missed something
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- Egon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios