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    Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks, a World War II naval thriller of "high and glittering excitement" (The New York Times) from the author of the legendary Hornblower series.

    The mission of Commander George Krause of the United States Navy is to protect a convoy of 37 merchant ships making their way across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. There, they will deliver desperately needed supplies, but only if they can make it through the wolf pack of German submarines that awaits and outnumbers them in the perilous seas. For 48 hours, Krause will play a desperate cat-and-mouse game against the submarines, combating exhaustion, hunger, and thirst to protect 50 million dollars worth of cargo and the lives of 3,000 men.

    Originally published as The Good Shepherd and acclaimed as one of the best novels of the year in 1955, here is a riveting classic of World War II and naval warfare from one of the 20th century's masters of sea stories.

    ©1955 C. S. Forester (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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    "A high and glittering excitement...[Forester] has no master and few peers." (The New York Times)

    "Nothing more exciting has been launched since Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea." (The Guardian)

    "C. S. Forester is the best living writer about the sea." (Time)

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    • Jean
    • 28/08/2020

    Captivating

    C. S. Forester was the pen name of English novelist Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (1899-1966). He wrote one of my favorite books/movies “The African Queen”. “The Greyhound” also published under the name “The Good Shepherd” was published in 1955. This book was also made into a movie.

    This story is about the “Battle for the Atlantic” during WWII. The protagonist is Commander George Krause in command of a convoy crossing the Atlantic on the way to England. The convoy is being hunted by a wolf pack of German U-Boats. There is a lot of nail-biting action with destroyers and corvettes hunting the stalking wolfpack. Forester served aboard a destroyer during World War II. I am sure his experiences add to the realistic feel of the story.

    The book is eight hours and twenty-one minutes. Jim Frangione does an excellent job narrating the book. Frangione is an actor and audiobook narrator. He has won numerous Earphone Awards, was nominated for an Audie Award and the Audiofile Magazine voted him “Best Voice of 2015”.

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    • David L. Carter
    • 07/01/2021

    More real than you can imagine....

    As a retired officer who served on destroyers and submarines and also familiar with anti-submarine warfare, I attest to the wonderful genuineness of this story. It is accurate in all detail, but more, it reveals the incredible thoughts and machinations of the mind while in combat and command. This read is an experience!

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    • Daniel L. Rasmussen
    • 29/07/2020

    Engaging

    This is not a book for everyone. Yet I personally found it captivating. The story is delivered well in a staccato fashion which heightens the intrigue. It was not just an exciting story though. Duty, sacrifice, faith and personal responsibility are on full display. I am grateful to be reminded of people who exhibit such. Well done.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 09/01/2021

    The mind of a man

    This book is the mind of the captain and his very personal and human struggle against unseen u boats. We are not used to heroes who are tired, who are hungry, who want to go to the head but they can't because they must command the ship. This is the story of that hero. It puts a very personal and human face on what we normally view as a mechanical and impersonal logistical struggle.

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    • Clifford K.
    • 02/01/2021

    good story about submariners too much religion

    I've read CS Forester The African Queen, is complete Hornblower series and all of them had great plots and complex characters. this story the Good Shepherd not the movie had some great submarine ...convoy duty action...., with lots of C.S. Forester character development and attention to detail as well as a great historical perspective on what it would have been like in the early days of the US involvement in World War II. the story was told from the perspective of the captain who happens to be an Evangelical Christian it's way out of what I've ever read about his previous books so maybe the author had a late term conversion that he wanted to write about. I want to see the movie but I doubt if I would ever read or listen to the book again. The audio performance was good.

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    • Tristan Keller
    • 03/08/2020

    Gritty naval warfare

    Overall really enjoyed gritty realism, though technically correct dialogue sometimes wooden & repetitive. Still a worthwhile listen.

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    • Steve Pierce
    • 30/10/2020

    True Eye Opener To Duty and Honor

    I am exhausted as I complete this well written and perfectly performed testimonial to the brave and dedicated sailors from The Battle of The Atlantic.

    Exhausted, yes. Yet I am in awe of the men and women of “The Greatest Generation” who overcame obstacles we can’t possibly understand today, to defeat the totalitarian evil that confronted them.

    My Father was one of them- on the California at Pearl and a Purple Heart recipient at Guadalcanal. While he would NEVER discuss the war, this book helps me understand the sacrifices, mental anguish and selfless dedication from his generation of citizen warriors.

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    • Skeeterbait
    • 27/12/2020

    Interesting glimpse of a WW2 convoy but tiring dialogue

    I liked the interesting storyline with its historical perspective of convoys traversing dangerous U-boat infested seas but its redundant narrative in the bridge was tiring. Personalities of officers on the bridge, other than the captain, were barely developed and lowly enlisted sailors were reduced to servants with limited capabilities.

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    • Walter Wiese
    • 19/09/2021

    Outstanding narration

    The story is great, it is well written. The narrator made it come alive. He turned a great story into a phenomenal experience.

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    • Jeff
    • 15/09/2021

    Slow & Boring

    I’m a history buff and enjoy most of what I have read in this genre. This was among the most boring stories I can remember reading. Sorry.