Shattered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. is rebuilding its fleet while the badly damaged Submarine Division Seven holds the line against the Japanese Navy. The loss of even one more submarine could be devastating - and every enemy ship that slips through means more lives lost. But Lieutenant Commander Jack Tremain is determined to whip into shape a boat that's returned from a hellish patrol and make the Japanese pay - even if this is his last mission ever.
©2005 R. Cameron Cooke (P)2014 R. Cameron Cooke
"Excellent!! I recommend this novel to everyone!"
This novel kept me glued to the story. I have never been a fan of war novels or war movies, but I was absolutely intrigued and would be the first in line to view this novel on the big screen! It has all of the elements of a great novel.... Believable story line; mystery; great mix of characters; love interest... It was very well written and narrated. Thank you for indoctrinating me to submarine life. I also enjoyed hearing the author's statement at the end of the novel.
Very well done.... Cannot wait to listen to the next of the series!
"Great Historical Naval Fiction"
This is a new author for me. The submarine USS Mackerel has returned to Pearl with three of its crew dead. The crew is demoralized. Our protagonist, Lt. Cmdr. Jack Tremaine, has been assigned to command the Mackerel. They go on patrol and battle with a Japanese escort ship as they sink a convoy ship. This return to Pearl is much happier than the prior return. Cooke describes the fear and difficult relationships of the demoralized crew as they slowly rebuild their confidence and team-ship. Then they get orders for what could be called a suicide mission.
The book is well written; the pace is fast. The action and suspense is nonstop. As the story develops there is an officer who is a bully, a new captain and a brand-new Ensign, Mr. Wright, aboard the boat. The author does a superb job describing what it’s like for the crew to submit to extended depth charges and the air turning foul. The author provides details about World War II submarines as well as information about life aboard a submarine. Cameron Cooke was a United States Naval submarine officer and that background allows him to bring reality to his writing.
The book is ten hours long. Tim Campbell does an excellent job narrating the book. Campbell is an opera singer, actor, voice over artist and audiobook narrator.
"Great Submarine Warfare Novel"
This book is been both interesting and entertaining. It was purchased as an audible book.
The storyline was very interesting and the relationship between the characters maintain an interesting storyline.
Details of the action made picturing the scene in my mind very easy. I have always enjoyed movies and books about submarines. This was an action-packed novel which made me wanting to come back for more.
I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in war novels especially those related to related to submarines.
"Enjoyable historical fiction"
Good characterization. Well constructed story and really liked the historical accuracy. It's also interesting to note how much is the same with today's sub community.
"One Of The Good Ones"
World War II sub stories carry special forms of drama, from the cat & mouse game between destroyers and sub, to the interpersonal relationships of the crew, to the tedium and terrors of the task. Pride Runs Deep does nicely in all departments.
The telling factor for me is the "Oh boy," feeling I get when I return to listening after being away. This book has it. Excellent narrator - he never got between the listener and the story.
Get this book!
"Could not turn my I-touch Off"
Really captivating story
When all looked lost a mine saves the day
Can not accurately describe how good of a job he did bringing this one to life.
This was the first fictional book out of my last ten that I just had to stay with and listened to it over a day and a half. The characters were inter woven well. Other than the expected Tre bravery at a key moment, the author kept me wondering what would happen next. I liked the style of making each character become the lead player at a moment in time. Overall a audible purchase of this book will not make anyone thing they made a bad choice.
You can tell he has been there done that.
Real people with real lives. And how leadership really works. Similar to the movie 12 O'clock High.
I wish our elected leaders understood true leadership.
"very engaging. "
i listened to it at 1.25 speed and enjoyed it.
whenever i was interrupted, I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Another great read, highly recommend. A must for anyone that needs ten words. The e
I am an avid fan of submarine stories both true and fiction. I enjoyed this book very much and the author's after note was a jewel. Performance by Tim Campbell was outstanding.
This book is in my top ten books that I've listened to through audible.
It has many good characters but centres around the main two, the captain and the ensign.
Although the narrator reminded me of the boss in 'Team America' it was narrated well and was easy to tell the different characters apart.
I really do hope Audible continue with this series.
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