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HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea.
While the politicians haggle over a situation which could hold the seeds of full-scale war, Commander Jermain must keep his faith in himself and in his new ship's potential - even when ordered to take the Temeraire to the edge of a catastrophe.
Douglas Reeman joined the navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea and later served in motor torpedo boats. Douglas Reeman has written over 30 books under his own name and over 20 best-selling historical novels featuring Richard and Adam Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
©1967 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By gg on 07-16-16

Tense

Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

David Rintoul is a great narrator

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It’s a good story line and kept me listening. Believable and intriguing from the militaristic/technical point of view. The plot of confrontations between main characters was a little over cooked. Generally I like the humanistic value of the characters

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By P. Stewart on 04-27-17

Good...not great :)

Having served on submarines I enjoyed being taken back into that environment. What let the story down was the stereotypical characters and the unnecessary, ham fisted attempt at bringing relationships into the mix. There is enough material onboard a submarine to allow the author more range without bringing in a flimsy love interest ashore etc.

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By Jon on 06-15-16

Actionpacked Submarine Melodrama!

A heroic young captain, his broken XO, their unwise old admiral and his estranged insecure son. All packed together in the same brand nuclear attack submarine!
The British sub HMS "Temeraire" sails straight into dangerous and "red" Chinese waters, during 60's and the cold war. With Douglas Reeman at the helm, You can rest assured THIS WILL NOT BE BORING!

Despite a cliche-soaked plot and a few slightly stereotypical characters, "The Deep Silence" is a roaring submarine (melo)drama going all ahead flank from start to ending.
Highly recommended, especially to fans of naval fiction and submarine buffs!
Although it might not call it high brow literature, "Deep Silence" is well written, entertaining and without a boring minute!

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