Escape From the Deep

  • by Alex Kershaw
  • Narrated by Richard Poe
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Author Alex Kershaw is widely praised for his enthralling nonfiction. In the harrowing war saga Escape from the Deep, he recounts the incredible exploits of the U.S. Navy's deadliest World War II submarine, U.S.S. Tang. From one end of the Pacific theater to the other - dodging mines and depth charges from hundreds of enemy vessels along the way - the 80 men of the Tang became legends. By 1944, they had undertaken more combat actions, including direct surface engagements, and sunk more Japanese ships than any other Allied submarine. Even after the Tang was accidentally sunk by one of her own malfunctioning torpedoes and the nine surviving crewmen were captured by a Japanese patrol boat, their uncommon courage allowed them to persevere through months of inhuman torture before finally being liberated.

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Gripping Story of Survival from WW2 Submarine Sink

Would you listen to Escape From the Deep again? Why?

Yes It had a suspenseful plot. The fact that it is a true story makes it the more amazing.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Escape From the Deep?

The agonizing decisions the crew has to make in their attempts to escape the sunken sub.


What does Richard Poe bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

A very matter of fact reading that doesn't color the story bit let's the facts speak for themselves making them even more poignant.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The remorse that the captain had even years later that not all the men had been saved.


Any additional comments?

This is an excellent book not only for those interested in military history but for those who enjoy a good human interest story.

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- Tom Merrick "Retired Electronics Technician in Upstate NY."

The greatest generation

This book is a fantastic reminder or what made the greatest generation so great. Well written, good overview of events and excellent development of key individuals. Well done.
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- Dan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-23-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books