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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (328 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781598873535
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An epic tale of men clashing against the ruthless forces of war and nature. Admiral William "Bull" Halsey is at the center of this untold rescue saga, one of the greatest WWII stories, and a riveting tale of survival at sea. "A vivid tale of tragedy and g Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Cline | 2/17/2014

    " True story of the fortitude of the Greatest Generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bartlebee | 2/15/2014

    " The story told in this book is quite amazing. I feel, however, that the writing could have used another pass by an editor. In the end, it's well worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kivrin | 2/10/2014

    " I'm actually reading this for the second time. Great book with lots of information on America's WWII navy. I'd never heard anything about this incident--fleet was decimated by a typhoon in the Pacific. Great details but the author doesn't get bogged down in them. Edge of your seat reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 1/20/2014

    " A neighbor gave me this book to read. He was on one of the ships caught in this storm during WWII. Pretty interesting beginning to the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/17/2014

    " WOW! Why had I never heard of this incredible storm and its devastation? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garry Wilmore | 12/28/2013

    " To be reviewed when I finish reading it. Started on 7/11/2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edrisdaughtry | 12/5/2013

    " Not for everyone, actually just at the beginning, but so far very interesting. Learning about the horrible nature of Pacific hurricanes as well as how the WWII military system did, or did not, work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 10/14/2013

    " I have read a lot about WWII history, especially about the war in the Pacific and the US Navy, but this book gave me a new perspective on that typhoon and the whole Philippinne campaign. Unreal what those guys went through in that storm. Henry Plage is one of my new heroes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/6/2013

    " The blunders that led up to a tragedy, and the following rescues. -Ian "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 9/30/2013

    " This is an absolutely terrific read. An amazing tale of an event during WWII that has received very little press. The story is riveting as it details the selfless acts of bravery from the Navy sailors during Typhoon Cobra. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/25/2013

    " Interesting story. I thought the telling of the story was somewhat disjointed and this made it difficult to keep track of people and events. The second half was easier reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Kirchmeier | 6/26/2013

    " WWII top brass ego this time, and it cost many sailors there lives "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 3/10/2013

    " Being a sucker for a non-fiction military battle story, this fit the bill. It was a page-turner with thrills, mayhem, heroism and utter incompetence on every page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Goatville9 | 12/26/2012

    " A great beach read about heroism in WW2 unrelated to armed conflict on the battlefield. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 12/29/2011

    " An all encapsulating overview of this little discussed WWII episode. I was particularly interested because it served as the inspiration for the events of "The Caine Mutiny". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane Christensen | 10/20/2011

    " Wow, never would have known this happened, had I not read this book. It's truly amazing how people can survive a tradgedy like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 7/22/2011

    " Excellent book about a storm during WWII that decimated a pacific fleet during the war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric_W | 4/29/2011

    " Excellent recounting of a series of mistakes that resulted in the loss of several ships and many hundreds of men. It was this typhoon that formed the basis for the famous Caine Mutiny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/7/2011

    " True story of the fortitude of the Greatest Generation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dane | 1/15/2010

    " Wow, never would have known this happened, had I not read this book. It's truly amazing how people can survive a tradgedy like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/8/2010

    " The blunders that led up to a tragedy, and the following rescues. -Ian "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edrisdaughtry | 8/22/2009

    " Not for everyone, actually just at the beginning, but so far very interesting. Learning about the horrible nature of Pacific hurricanes as well as how the WWII military system did, or did not, work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garry | 7/12/2009

    " To be reviewed when I finish reading it. Started on 7/11/2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Molly | 12/31/2008

    " Excellent book about a storm during WWII that decimated a pacific fleet during the war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 12/24/2008

    " A neighbor gave me this book to read. He was on one of the ships caught in this storm during WWII. Pretty interesting beginning to the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 11/22/2008

    " A gripping (cover-to-cover) account of the massive typhoon that devastated Admiral Halsey's fleet during WWII--and was kept hidden from the American public for years afterwards. "

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About the Author

Bob Drury, a Men’s Health contributing editor and chief military correspondent, has been nominated for three National Magazine Awards and a Pulitzer Prize. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and Darfur, among other sites. He is also the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous nonfiction books, including The Last Stand of Fox Company: A True Story of US Marines in Combat, and the recipient of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 2010 General Wallace M. Greene Jr. Award for nonfiction.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.