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Extended Audio Sample War beneath the Waves: A True Story of Courage and Leadership aboard a World War II Submarine Audiobook, by Don Keith Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Keith Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781400184668
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In November 1943, while on war patrol in the Makassar Strait, the USS Billfish submarine was spotted by the Japanese, who launched a vicious depth charge attack. Explosions wracked the sub for fifteen straight hours. With his senior officers incapacitated, diving officer Charlie Rush boldly assumed command and led key members of the crew in a heroic effort to keep their ship intact as they tried to escape.

Now, in War Beneath the Waves, this intense story is finally told in all its harrowing detail. It is an inspiring tale of one man’s leadership and courage under fire and of the remarkable efforts of a submarine crew to do their duty and save their ship.

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  • “Narrator Stephen Hoye keeps himself from becoming subsumed in the characters and remains the storyteller…In capturing the terror of the situation, Hoye credibly portrays how men under such pressure can find themselves unable to think. Today we would recognize the condition as traumatic stress disorder.”

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  • “Dealing equally with the hardware and the interpersonal dynamics of WWII submarining, Keith will inform and please both the rank newcomer to the subject and the well-read expert on it. Invaluable for the WWII submarine annals.”

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 8/9/2013

    " I agree with other reviews that it was not well written. It was all over the place at times but it's also 1st person account of WWII so still worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 4/2/2013

    " The writing is staid, to say the least, but the story is solid. The first couple of chapters left me fearing the book would continue in the worst tradition of tell not show, however once it got into the accounts of actual events it picked up reasonably, and it is a story well worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roadhouse | 5/31/2012

    " Interesting book about American submarines in the Pacific Ocean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofia | 5/14/2011

    " Amazing story, although it was a pretty boring delivery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marta | 7/7/2010

    " Excellent! Courage and persistence brought these men back home again and then allowed them to be recognized for their heroism 60 years after the fact. "

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About the Author

Don Keith is a successful broadcaster and critically acclaimed novelist. He attended the University of Alabama, where he received his degree in broadcast and film. Keith has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and United Press International for news writing and reporting; he has also won Billboard magazine’s Radio Personality of the Year award. His first novel, The Forever Season, won the Alabama Literary Association’s Fiction of the Year Award in 1997. He currently lives with his wife in Indian Springs Village, Alabama.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.