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by | Read by David Rintoul

Fiction • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1958

Inexperienced Sub-Lieutenant Clive Royce finds himself learning under the gun as he leads the crew of the motor torpedo boat HMS ROYSTON in WWII. Royce wins the respect of his men amid battle casualties and finds time for romance, as well. David Rintoul reads action scenes with a rat-a-tat-tat machine gun style, making the German attacks urgent. He rolls easily with tonal shifts as the story moves from action to drama to humor, keeping a hint of naïveté in Royce's voice, even as the hero rises to his own command. Douglas Reeman's first novel, which tells the story of "his war" in the Royal Navy, launched a successful career as a sea novelist (with some books written as Alexander Kent). J.A.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/NOV 05]



Library Ed. • BBC Audiobooks America • 2004

CS ISBN 0792733207 $49.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 0792733215 $74.95 • Seven CDs

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