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Publisher's Summary

Twenty-five years ago HMS Terrapin was part of a crack hunter/killer group in the Battle of the Atlantic. Now she is working out her last commission in the Gulf of Thailand.

To Lieutenant-Commander Standish, the frigate seems to mark the end of his hopes of a career in the navy. Then a new captain arrives, a man driven by an old-fashioned, almost obsessive patriotism. And under his stubborn leadership, Standish and the crew discover a long-forgotten unity of purpose.

©1970 Douglas Reeman (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Good story very absorbing and well written. the story was well spoken by David RIntoul

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-01-2020

Amazing Book!

The Greatest Enemy is one of my favorite books by Douglas Reeman. You really feel a sense of pride when someone stand by their principles and this book is all about that.

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  • gg
  • 26-11-2016

It's a good book

Have you listened to any of David Rintoul’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

David Rintoul is a pleasure to listen to as ever

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I would have given the story 3.5 out of 5.
It’s personal preference rather than a rating of the story quality.
The story has action, intrigue and builds to a fulfilling end but with a story line of injustice.
As is discussed in the prologue as the subject of the book.
And thankfully it doesn’t not have too much love story blurb.

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  • 11-10-2020

Different plot made a nice change

Still a lot of the Reeman fundamentals, (angst with senior officers, unreliable wife and the ‘forbidden’love interest) but unlike a lot of his other work it wasn’t as easy to predict the storyline. A lot of unanswered questions left (not a bad thing) at the very condensed ending(not always a good thing), but overall I felt it difficult to stop listening.

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  • M. A. R. Brewington
  • 06-12-2017

loved it.

brilliant book with emotional moments throughout, a fitting tribute to the old Royal Navy and the brave men who served.

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  • 04-04-2017

Spoiled by ludicrous love story!

Once again Reeman pans out a story with a completely unbelievable and unnecessary love interest. Also the independent actions by the main character would not have been allowed to happen, if he indeed would have been allowed another command. Disappointing!

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