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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Reeman Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781461811961
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Below a dark and angry sea, men in the submarines of the British Navy prowl. Explosive spherical mines lie silently in wait for their weathered vessels. At any time, the abyssals of the Atlantic can be rocked by the terrifying din of a mine exploding and a boat imploding. Manning these cramped vessels is a fulltime hardship, with myriad risks and sometimes terrifying emergencies. But an even more dangerous vocation can be found on land at the British Navy’s Special Counter-measures—a place where men with either a death wish or nothing left to lose defuse enormous seamines. If any of these subjects stimulate your interest, Douglas Reeman’s Twelve Seconds to Live explores them with zest and tasteful drama in this masterful work of naval fiction.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 4/3/2013

    " An interesting but somewhat disappointing book about WWII British Navy. He develops some very interesting characters and gets you involved in them, but the action scenes don't work, there is little technical detail, and then he sort of runs out of steam and the story lines collapse at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 9/1/2012

    " Great boys own adventure about WW2 bomb disposal and the MTBs "

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About the Author
Author Douglas Reeman

Alexander Kent is the pseudonym of Douglas Edward Reeman, a British author who has written a number of historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars. He joined the Royal Navy in 1940 at the age of sixteen and served during WWII and the Korean War. In addition to writing more than fifty novels he has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical advisor for films.

About the Narrator

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.