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Pride Runs Deep

A Jack Tremain Submarine Thriller, Book 1
Narrated by: Tim Campbell
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

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Great book great characters

Great book stayed awake all night to finish the book. The author has a good knowledge of submarines which makes the story more realistic.

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  • Jean
  • 14-03-2017

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.

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  • Linda
  • 28-12-2014

Excellent!! I recommend this novel to everyone!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.

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Very well done.... Cannot wait to listen to the next of the series!

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  • Jeff Davis
  • 08-07-2015

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.

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  • D. Waterman
  • 03-07-2015

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.

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  • Greg
  • 18-01-2017

One Of The Good Ones

What did you love best about Pride Runs Deep?

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.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

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.

Any additional comments?

Get this book!

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  • Harry Boyle
  • 28-01-2015

Could not turn my I-touch Off

If you could sum up Pride Runs Deep in three words, what would they be?

Really captivating story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pride Runs Deep?

When all looked lost a mine saves the day

What about Tim Campbell’s performance did you like?

Can not accurately describe how good of a job he did bringing this one to life.

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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.

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  • Tom King
  • 02-03-2017

Leadership

Great book
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.

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  • Dannydreamer
  • 05-01-2017

very engaging.

excellent narration.
i listened to it at 1.25 speed and enjoyed it.
whenever i was interrupted, I couldn't wait to get back to it.

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  • Tom Tennant
  • 12-01-2016

excellent

Another great read, highly recommend. A must for anyone that needs ten words. The e

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  • Susan
  • 11-01-2016

Loved it!

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.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-2018

loved it

one of the best books I have listened to also book 2 exellant loved it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-10-2017

Top story

I’m an ex uk submariner and I first read this book when I qualified and keep re reading/ listening to it

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  • Ben
  • 26-03-2014

Great Story

Where does Pride Runs Deep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is in my top ten books that I've listened to through audible.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has many good characters but centres around the main two, the captain and the ensign.

What does Tim Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Although the narrator reminded me of the boss in 'Team America' it was narrated well and was easy to tell the different characters apart.

Any additional comments?

I really do hope Audible continue with this series.