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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (125 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Baldwin, Ron Powers Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As the Confederacy felt itself slipping beneath the Union juggernaut in late 1864, the South launched a desperate counteroffensive to shatter the U.S. economy and force a standoff. Its secret weapon? A state-of-the-art raiding ship whose mission was to prowl the world’s oceans and sink the U.S. merchant fleet. The raider’s name was Shenandoah, and her executive officer was Conway Whittle, a twenty-four-year-old warrior who might have stepped from the pages of Arthurian legend. Whittle would share command with a dark and brooding veteran of the seas, Capt. James Waddell, and together with a crew of strays, misfits, and strangers, they would spend nearly a year sailing two-thirds of the way around the globe, destroying dozens of Union ships and taking more than a thousand prisoners, all while continually dodging the enemy.

Then, in August of 1865, a British ship revealed the shocking truth to the men of Shenandoah: The war had been over for months, and they were now being hunted as pirates. 

What ensued was an incredible 15,000-mile journey to the one place the crew hoped to find sanctuary, only to discover that their fate would depend on how they answered a single question. Wondrously evocative and filled with drama and poignancy, Last Flag Down is a riveting story of courage, nobility, and rare comradeship forged in the quest to achieve the impossible. - See more at: http://www.randomhouse.com/audio/catalog/display.php?isbn=9780739342954#sthash.cfHgvJGG.dpuf

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ben Rothman | 1/13/2014

    " Boring. Essentially a captain's log with commentary that states the obvious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 12/27/2013

    " From a historical fact perspective, it's very interesting. I had no prior knowledge of this ship or it's voyage. However, it drug for the last 100 pages and personally I feel the summary is more interesting than the details. A good read if you're a history nerd, otherwise you should pass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ray | 12/27/2013

    " A part of history ,I was unaware of.A good idea enacted to late. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron | 12/13/2013

    " A good read on the Confederate Warship Shenandoah. The last ship to fly the flag of the Confederacy. "

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