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Voyage of the Devilfish

Lu par : Gene Engene
Série : Michael Pacino, Volume 1
Durée : 12 h et 12 min

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A confrontation of nuclear submarines just 200 miles off the American coast is the scenario of this riveting novel by a former U.S. Navy submarine officer. At the center of the deadly conflict are two men on a mission: one wants to find his father's killer, while the other wants to destroy Glasnost and provoke a war. The ensuing underwater chases and battles build to a stunning showdown.
©1992 Michael DiMercurio (P)2007 Books in Motion

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  • Jean
  • 12/08/2017

An Excity Submarine Story

This is a new author for me. I understand it is his first book. The book is an exciting techno-thriller. Our protagonist is Cmdr. Michael Pacino who is the captain of the attack sub Devilfish. Michael’s father was also a sub captain. As he leaves on his new assignment, Michael finds out that the Admiral aboard the new Russian submarine he is to track sank his father’s sub twenty years ago.

The new Russian super-submarine, the Kaliningrad, is superior to the U.S. submarines. Admiral Alexei Novskoyy plans a nuclear strike on the United States. He has gone rouge. Apparently, the Russians have a mole high up in the Pentagon. The suspense is palatable as the two submarines play hide and seek under the polar ice while Russian submarines line up along the United States eastern shores to launch nuclear missiles.

The book is well written with lots of action and suspense. The plot twists and turns. The characters are interesting and realistic. Apparently, the author was a former submarine officer and drawing on the experiences, DiMercurio makes the life and action on the submarine extremely realistic. I am definitely looking forward to reading more books by this author.

The book is just over twelve hours long. Gene Engene does an average job narrating the book. I first enjoyed Engene when he was the narrator for the Beaumont books by J. A. Jance. I think that Engene has the perfect voice for westerns. This is my first experience with him reading a submarine book. He does an average job with this book. This experience only re-enforces my view that he is superb as a western narrator.


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  • Allan
  • 31/05/2017

Unbelievable!!!

1st thing that explodes in this book is the HORRIBLE ATTEMPT of the narrator to identify each character with a voice that a mother couldn't even love!!! OMG did they not hear this guy before putting the book on audible??? The narrator has a good voice while he isn't in character but you must plug your ears when he is!!! I really don't think I'll be able to stomach the rest of the book!!! He will kill the sale of this book.

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  • Brodie
  • 25/10/2011

Make it believable

When telling a tale on audio you must make it believable and that means bringing characters to life. Gene Engene somehow turns every sailor into a parody of a southern ‘hick’ and every opponent into a knuckle dragging thug. America is rich in regional accents, as is Russia but the characters in this read are come across as simpletons. The real US and Russian submarine fleets must be made up of smart, well trained and responsible people so why of why make them sound so stupid? It turns a tale woven with technical information into a comic. Michael DiMercurio should get this re-read for the book deserves better treatment.

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  • EwartS
  • 11/04/2020

Hampered by Narration

This could (and indeed might) be an interesting story, but the utter garbage-tier narrator really took me out of it. Without exaggeration this is the worst performance I've ever heard; the narrator can't seem to figure out a regular cadence or consistent accent/voice to save his life. Hugely disappointing as again this had the potential to be decent.

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  • Thomas E. white
  • 05/04/2020

Good book

Actually a good book at times tried to explain in depth way to much that's it

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  • Eric D.
  • 13/04/2018

great story, poor performance

I've read the book, and I throughly enjoy submarine warfare fiction. the Michael pacino series, Jerry Mitchell series, etc. the story is good but the narrator left a lot to be desired. while speaking in his normal voice he was enjoyable to listen to, but when he tried to perform the characters voices they came out very forced and very unbelievable, bringing me out of the story.

still worth the listen because the author knows his stuff about submarines

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  • Ron
  • 31/08/2009

worse.. narrator .. ever..

The book was only a three star to start with but the narrator is just horrendous. It is like listening to a bad imitation of William Shatner doing a parody of his James Kirk character. About every third word is over emphasized and his character voices are just a bad joke.
As for the book, it is highly predictable and rife with errors. I listened but never really enjoyed the book.

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  • Geffrey A. Warrington
  • 28/08/2015

Great submarine story

One of the most technically correct nuclear submarine books I have read. Good "fictional" story

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  • Carl
  • 19/05/2019

to much artistic license .

readers are not this stupid.lf you do not like this review you can stick lt up your ass. or do not tell me how I have to write it.