Sentinels of Fire

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: P.T. Deutermann

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: July 2014

Duration: 11 hours 1 minutes

Summary:

P. T. Deutermann’s World War II thrillers Pacific Glory and Ghosts of Bungo Suido have been acclaimed for their gripping action scenes, memorable characters, and realistic depictions of the United States Navy at war in the Pacific theater. Now, in Sentinels of Fire, Deutermann tells the dramatic tale of a lone destroyer, the USS Malloy, defending itself against unrelenting kamikaze attack in the desperate battle for Okinawa. By the spring of 1945, the once-mighty Japanese fleet has been virtually destroyed, leaving Japan open to invasion. Japan responds by dispatching hundreds of suicide bombers against the Allied fleet surrounding Okinawa. Patrolling miles off the coast, the USS Malloy is part of a squadron of ships assigned to warn the carrier formations closer to the island of impending kamikaze attack. Executive Officer Connie Miles begins to realize that Malloy’s much-admired Captain Tallmadge is losing his mind under the relentless pressure of the attacks. Facing multiple kamikaze and torpedo assaults each day, and watching their squadron diminish as ship after ship is destroyed, Miles and the ship’s junior officers grapple with the consequences of losing their skipper’s guidance—and perhaps the ship itself and everyone on board. Authentic, exciting, and emotionally wrenching, Sentinels of Fire is military adventure at its best, by an author whose career as a Navy captain informs the entire novel.

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  • Steve Foster

    Action scenes are very well done if you like WW 2 fiction. I highly recommend. The reader is very very good