C S Forester

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Narrated By: Jim Frangione

Duration: 8 hours and 21 minutes

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'Unbelievably good' James Holland, bestselling author of Normandy '44

The Tom Hanks film originally published as The Good Shepherd and acclaimed as C.S. Forester's wartime classic

It's 1942. America has just joined the war.

Greyhound, an international convoy of thirty-seven allied ships, is in operation.

Captain Krause must lead his first command of a US destroyer as the convoy ploughs through the icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas.

For forty-eight hours, Krause will play a desperate cat and mouse game against the wolf packs of German U-boats. His mission looks doomed to fail. But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, hope may just be on the horizon. . .

This is a riveting classic of naval warfare from the author of the legendary Hornblower series.

'High and glittering excitement' New York Times

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


Historical fiction, Second World War fiction

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Action, tension, tingling suspense . . . The greatest adventure story to come out of World War II

Life Magazine

The best book of its kind since The Cruel Sea

Evening Standard

High and glittering excitement

New York Times

Nothing more exciting has been launched since Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea