Download Steel Boat Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman's Life Aboard U-505 Audiobook

Steel Boat Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewmans Life Aboard U-505 Audiobook, by Hans Goebeler Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Hans Goebeler, John Vanzo Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781515978497
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Hans Goebeler is known as the man who "pulled the plug" on U-505 in 1944 to keep his beloved U-boat out of Allied hands. Steel Boat, Iron Hearts is his no-holds-barred account of service aboard a combat U-boat. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5 SheriffJohn | 10/10/2020

    " I was on a sub in the 1960’s. We hit a underwater mountain and almost sunk! So I could relate to the author’s experiences. It’s a Good Story! The author’s attitude changed at the end. Although he was a Hitler Youth he claimed he never was a Nazi, he went on too much about it and it turned me off. I believe that the author has mixed loyalties. The Nazi party or the German homeland. He also defended the rumor that the 505 was a unlucky boat. These 2 subjects got old. Worth reading however! "

About the Author

Hans Goebeler served as control-room mate aboard U-505 for all of his wartime service. He emigrated to the USA after the war and became active in organizing reunions between his former crew-mates and members of the Guadalcanal Task Force that captured them. He died in 1999.

About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife, Sandra, transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.