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Final Harbor

Silent War Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
Series: Silent War, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

She was a monster, sleek and gleaming, designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark. She was the USS Mako, as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific. Her mission: seek out and destroy the hitherto invincible ships of the Japanese Imperial Navy - and revenge the earlier defeats of a long and dirty war. Here is the story of the men who pitted their lives against impossible odds in the most dangerous branch of the American armed services. It is a story of men pushed to the breaking point and beyond in the most nerve-wracking, heart-stirring warfare of all, a story of glory, grit, and guts, and of the astonishing resources that human beings call forth when put to the ultimate test.

©1980 Harry Homewood (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A well-paced and strongly felt mix of action and heroic individualism." ( Kirkus)

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Beautiful and Tragic

The sub war was prolific and many subs never returned. Arrogance on behalf the command structure needed criminal investigation in my opinion. I get this is fiction but we all know about the M15 exploders and M15 running too deep. It seems the boys were fighting on 3 fronts, Atlantic, Pacific and Command!!!

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Good yarn

An entertaining story with enough technical content to make the yarn nearly believable. Good value within the Audible subscription program.

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  • Father of 3
  • 13-06-2017

Loved it. Both times I listened

HH is a master wwii naval storyteller. If this is your genre. Enjoy.

Signed a world war 2 fan.

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  • Rescue_ranger
  • 11-05-2017

Excellent storyt

great story, very riveting, I recommend this to to all submarine buffs.

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  • Luther A. Young
  • 20-04-2017

Fantastic

Fantastic book very well written and very riveting !! The book flows very well and keeps you excited. Knowledge of us Navy and U.S. Navy submarine action . Highly recommend !!!

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  • Fred Stellabotte
  • 18-08-2018

It was pretty good until the end

The characters and narration were pretty good, but the end of the story was a ripoff. It was like the author had a time deadline and just stopped the story instead of ending it. I would return the book but I did listen to it, don't make that mistake, you will be disappointed.

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  • Jewell
  • 29-07-2020

Not as good as reviews suggest..

Ok, I know the saying “those who can’t, criticize”. And when it comes to writing, what some like, others don’t. With that in mind, my issues are with the story and dialogues. Some of the characters and dialogues are quite good and some are cringeworthy. First, and I am no sjw, women are objectivised, with only 1 exception. Second, in a rigidly class based structure like the Navy and certainly like the 1940s navy, enough of the interactions between junior and senior officers are off, enough so that I found myself thinking, no way, rather than following the story. Tom Clancy is the gold standard and in my king the author is about 60%. I’m less than halfway thru and I’m sorry I burned a credit on this.

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  • matt stokes
  • 23-08-2018

Bravo Zulu

Best submarine writer ever! He really knows his stuff. Life is simple. You're either qualified or you're not. EMCM(SS) USN (ret)

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  • Michael Billingsley
  • 16-09-2020

Not Author's best work

Too much unnecessary side stories. Sexual references were unexpected. Disappointed in the overall story. Ending?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-2020

Great job. Great Narration

Very well done. I Read this book as a Teenager. Narrator did a wonderful job

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  • A User
  • 15-03-2020

graet listening

Great book, story was believabje and the bookwas well written. i will buy the next book in this series.

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  • Shannon
  • 29-02-2020

Good story, not the best narrator.

Liked the book, but the narrator was not my favorite. His use of a high falsetto during action scenes really irritated me.

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  • mike clarkson
  • 21-10-2019

very good understanding of subs brings the store

loved it very good almost true . action on the high seas in what would of been like all subs during WW2