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PURSUIT The Sinking of the Bismarck

by | Read by Lodovic Kennedy

History • 8.4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1974

The author's throat creaks and crackles as he recounts the eight-day pursuit leading to the 1941 sinking of the BISMARCK, one of Germany's greatest battleships during WWII. Kennedy's sandpaper voice adds a patina of authenticity, as if he were describing events he had seen himself; his artful suspense creates a thriller more compelling and exciting than any fiction. Four thousand men die as ships sink in burning oil and exploding missiles. Like a movie, the scene switches from aircraft cockpit to German submarine conning tower to the HMS PRINCE OF WALES wireless room. Warning: don't think it will be easy to stop this story in the middle. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 02]

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Formats

Book pak • BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers • 2002

CS ISBN 0754007545 $69.95 • Eight cassettes

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