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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (610 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Herbert, Scott Brick Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the twenty-first century, the United States has all but used up its oil supply. A new source must be found. Our atomic subtugs begin stealing oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory. But none of the last twenty tugs sent to bring back the desperately needed mineral have returned. Ensign John Ramsey of the Bureau of Psychology is planted aboard the Fenian Ram S1881 as an electronics officer. His assignment: find the saboteur in the four-man crew and bring back the oil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sea story of an imaginary war that comes very close to matching…any chronicle of real war…A novel that ranks with the best of modern science fiction.”

    New York Times

  • “One of the few science fiction novels I’ll recommend to anyone.”

    Pittsburgh Press

  • “[Brick’s] narrative voice complements Herbert’s prose to emphasize the claustrophobic elements of the submarine.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Brick slips easily into [Herbert’s] harrowing futuristic world, narrating in a straightforward tone that ultimately makes the story all the more frightening.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by colleen | 2/11/2014

    " read 03.14.84 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah Sammis | 1/18/2014

    " Last night I finished reading Dragon in the Sea by Frank Herbert (1956). Dragon in the Sea is quite a departure from Dune. It's more akin to The Santaroga Barrier (my favorite Herbert book) in Herbert starts with a few ordinary events and then turns them into psychological dramas. For this book, he goes one step further and leaves off the chapter divisions to create a literary claustrophobia to match the claustrophobic conditions of the submarine. Some of the psychobabble to explain the captain's behavior was a bit silly but I'll forgive it for the otherwise enjoyable thriller with science fiction trappings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexander Sprague | 1/13/2014

    " don't really have any interest in submarines or straight military books, but I figured that Frank Herbert can't really lead you astray. Luckily I was right, this book is more about psychology and to a point religions impact on individuals then it is about submarines. It was a good little thriller book with a few turns that I just legitimately didn't expect, yet didn't seem ridiculous or out of place like they do in a lot of books. "

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

    " What a turd. I wasn't expecting much, but this is a completely color-by-numbers submarine story. Are the Dune books this bad? They've got to be better, right? "

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