Sentinels of Fire : World War 2 Navy

  • by P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: World War 2 Navy
  • 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A dramatic World War II adventure set on a US destroyer under ferocious kamikaze attack, by the Boyd Award-winning author of Pacific Glory.
By the spring of 1945, the once mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. The Japanese react by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. By mid-May, the Allied fleet is losing a major ship a day to murderous swarms of kamikazes streaming out of Formosa and southern Japan. The radar picket line is the first defense and early warning against these hellish formations, but the Japanese direct special attention to these lone destroyers stationed north and west of Okinawa.
One destroyer, the USS Malloy, faces an even more pressing issue when her Executive Officer Connie Miles begins to realize that the ship's much-admired Captain Pudge Tallmadge is losing his mind under the relentless pressure of the attacks. Set against the blazing gun battles created by the last desperate offensive of the Japanese, Executive Officer Miles and the ship's officers grapple with the consequences of losing their skipper's guidance - and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board.
Vividly authentic, historically accurate, and emotionally compelling, Sentinels of Fire is military adventure at its best.

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a winner, with reading

not quite as good as the other books in the series but very very close
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- Edward

History Made Vivid

Learned things I should already have known. Easy to forget that suicide bombers are not a 21st Centiru phenomena and are not uniquely jihadist.
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- Johnnie Walker "Black"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio