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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (81 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed Offley Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9781598874952
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For nearly 40 years, both the US and Soviet governments have continued to cover up the facts of the sinking of the USS Scorpion. It was no accident but rather reprisal for the sinking of the Soviet missile sub K-129, which had gone down in the Pacific just ten weeks previous. But both sides quickly realized that the sinking—if publicly known—could have turned the Cold War into a very hot war.

Scorpion Down is a grippingly told story of war, politics, personal loss, and governmental coverup.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cliff | 9/26/2013

    " Slow and too much minutae, but I guess I'm glad I read it. The story itself should be told. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 3/9/2013

    " This book describes how aggressive, U.S.-Soviet submarine tactics likely led to deaths on both sides. The respective governments used extreme secrecy to try and avoid the Cold War from becoming a hot one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Manos | 1/3/2013

    " A must read for those of us who lived these days beneath the Cold War seas on submarines, and new and worked with men who braved their tasks, and those who betrayed their country, and surrendered the lives of brave men for a few dollars. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 10/14/2011

    " Conspiracy theory drivel at its worst. This book should be fiction not non fiction. The author makes wild leaps worthy of a D level movie rather than a in-depth look at the causes of the sinking of the Scorpion and the ninety-nine men who perished on her. Mr. Offley should be ashamed of this drivel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Wombold | 2/17/2011

    " Another book I could not put down; Each chapter piques your interest more than the last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 11/29/2010

    " The author had a very interesting theory about what happened and I think he argued it well. Despite the fact I found his conclusion unlikely, I loved reading about all the events surrounding the loss of Scorpion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marion | 9/1/2010

    " I did enjoy this book. There were parts that lost my attention, but as a whole it was interesting. If you like stories of the cold war and espionage, I would recommend reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jesse Matthews | 8/7/2010

    " Detailed account; the more I read the angrier I became. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cliff | 10/28/2009

    " Slow and too much minutae, but I guess I'm glad I read it. The story itself should be told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marion | 4/26/2009

    " I did enjoy this book. There were parts that lost my attention, but as a whole it was interesting. If you like stories of the cold war and espionage, I would recommend reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 9/6/2008

    " This book describes how aggressive, U.S.-Soviet submarine tactics likely led to deaths on both sides. The respective governments used extreme secrecy to try and avoid the Cold War from becoming a hot one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 3/10/2008

    " The author had a very interesting theory about what happened and I think he argued it well. Despite the fact I found his conclusion unlikely, I loved reading about all the events surrounding the loss of Scorpion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 2/8/2008

    " Another book I could not put down; Each chapter piques your interest more than the last. "

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About the Author

Ed Offley, a seasoned military reporter and Pulitzer Prize nominee, is the author of Scorpion Down and Turning the Tide. He has written about aspects of the Scorpion story for leading military journals and is the acknowledged expert on the topic. Offley has appeared on numerous television and radio shows to discuss military and defense issues and has covered military operations and exercises in eighteen countries. He served in the US Navy in Vietnam and lives in Panama City Beach, Florida.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.