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In The Burning Shore, acclaimed military reporter Ed Offley presents a thrilling account of Degen's rampage along the American coast and of US Lieutenant Harry J. Kane's quest to bring him down. Since the beginning of 1942, German U-boats had prowled the waters of the Atlantic, sinking merchant ships and threatening to sever the lifeline of supplies flowing from the United States to Great Britain. But when Kane and his crew spotted the silhouette of U-701 offshore that summer, the ensuing clash signaled a critical turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic - and the beginning of an unlikely friendship between the two rival commanders.
A gripping tale of heroism and sacrifice, TheBurning Shore describes how a small band of mariners and aviators drove Hitler's wolf packs from America's home waters.
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By Matthew on 09-05-15
Ugh, Perhaps a Second Listen is Required?
I don't know about this one? Robertson Dean is one of my favorite narrators and he honestly was one of the factors that made me consider this book. For this subject matter, however, he didn't manage to improve the book at all. In fact, his deep voice made the listening heavy due to the writing style of the author. I struggled to get to the end of the book and have dabbled with the idea of returning it, but I have mixed emotions. There were some good parts that were interesting, but the author makes it read like a statistics lecture after each story or vignette when he lists out the exact amount of tonnage sunk for each sub and each merchant ship. It's not that he gave the information, but the manner in which it was delivered was simply robotic and very annoying. This is particularly disturbing because it overshadowed the human factor which is the most important point. I think I'll give this book one more listen to see if my opinion changes, but I couldn't in good conscious, recommend the book at this point. So, unless you specifically want a book about German subs, listen to The War Below by James Scott I assure you it will not disappoint.
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