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On a quiet Saturday morning in August 2000, two explosions - one so massive it was detected by seismologists around the world - shot through the shallow Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. Russia's prized submarine, the Kursk, began her fatal plunge to the ocean floor. Award-winning journalist Robert Moore presents a riveting, brilliantly researched account of the deadliest submarine disaster in history.
Journey down into the heart of the Kursk to witness the last hours of the 23 young men who survived the initial blasts. Visit the highly restricted Arctic submarine base to which Moore obtained secret admission, where the families of the crew clamored for news of their loved ones.
©2003 Robert Moore (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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By TAG P. on 02-13-17

Worth it!

The author had a horribly great story to tell!
Performance was well done!
Pros:
-In depth look at Russian secrets and why they guard them. As well as Russian military pay, morale and general conditions.
-Being able to read and understand history that is NOT boring.
-if you are in the Navy, want to be in the Navy or are interested in submarines, stealth and secrecy of them, or just love books on subs.
-Reader made this great book, so much better. Readers make or break books on Audible.
Cons:
- If you just hate books where real live characters who have actual names die a horrible, tragic death.
(BTW- it's really not that bad and listening to it helps understand the world and tragic death as well as learn Russia.
- if you just really really hate submarines that fall out of the ocean.
Enjoy.
God bless the sailors

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By Roscoe's Masked Avenger on 04-20-17

Excellent

A very thoroughly researched account of the Kursk tragedy, well balanced reporting by Robert Moore. Very detailed analysis of the Russian bureaucracies attempted cover up of the sinking of one of the most powerful submarines in Russia's nuclear arsenal, and the ineptitude, poor training and budget cuts that contributed to the disaster.

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