War Beneath the Waves

A True Story of Courage and Leadership Aboard a World War II Submarine
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.65 hours)
Product Number: Z100028793
Released: Apr 19, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400194667
Narrator/s: Stephen Hoye
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape. Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man's leadership and courage under fire, and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship.

Author(s): Don Keith
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2010

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Author(s): Don Keith
Genre: History
Product Number EB00399885
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
ISBN: #9781101186244

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"Listeners can expect to survive a fifteen-hour depth-charge attack upon a U.S. submarine by the Japanese. Cruising enemy waters in WWII's Pacific campaign, the boat came under such a severe bombardment that three officers, including the captain, stopped functioning mentally. The diving officer and the chief of the boat assumed command, saving the submarine. Narrator Stephen Hoye keeps himself from becoming subsumed in the characters and remains the storyteller. He separates sentences with a slight pause without causing discontinuity. The technique prevents him from racing through the technically difficult descriptions that are so important to the story. In capturing the terror of the situation, Hoye credibly portrays how men under such pressure can find themselves unable to think. Today we would recognize the condition as traumatic stress disorder. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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