The Cruel Sea
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2016
Duration: 17 hours 50 minutes
Based on the author's own vivid experiences, The Cruel Sea is the nail-biting story of the crew of HMS Compass Rose, a corvette assigned to protect convoys during World War II.
Darting back and forth across the icy North Atlantic, Compass Rose played a deadly cat-and-mouse game with packs of German U-boats lying in wait beneath the ocean waves.
Packed with tension and vivid descriptions of agonizing U-boat hunts, this tale of the most bitter and chilling campaign of the war tells of ordinary men who had to master their own fears before they could face a brutal menace-one which would strike without warning from the deep.
"An impressive novel, portraying the war at sea with emotion, drama, tenderness, and terror."-Chicago Tribune