• HMS Ulysses

  • By: Alistair MacLean
  • Narrated by: Denis Quilley
  • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-02-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (25 ratings)


The story of men who rose to heroism, and then to something greater, HMS Ulysses takes its place alongside The Caine Mutiny and The Cruel Sea as one of the classic novels of the navy at war. It is the compelling story of Convoy FR77 to Murmansk - a voyage that pushes men to the limits of human endurance as they are crippled by enemy attack and the bitter cold of the Arctic.
©1955 Alistair MacLean; (P)1992 HarperCollins Audiobooks, London, United Kingdom
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Critic reviews

"A story of exceptional courage which grips the imagination." (Daily Telegraph)
"It deserves an honourable place among 20th-century war books." (Daily Mail)
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Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 16-12-09

Shouldn't be abridged.

This is a fantastic book however, abridging it ruins a great work.
I personally would read the full version as you get a better grasp of events and a better story all together.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 29-04-16

The waste of a great book

When you read this book, the writer, Alistair Maclean gives the story atmosphere a
really great atmosphere, but this version as no atmosphere at all. It's just like the
narrater was reading a telephone book. It is a shame that Audible have spoiled all of the books by Alistair Maclean. They have cut a lot of pieces out of the stories and made them shorter spoiling great books. I will be sending this book back because it is a very poor version, a waste of a great book.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Simon Bowler on 19-10-09

What a misery

A misanthropic war tragedy. There's not much light or redemption in this unrelievedly grim tale of an arctic convoy during WW2. Misery upon misery ending in disaster, death and disgrace. I guess a gritty true-to-life account of what it was really like is an appropriate antidote to the boys-own-annual view of the navy and war but pheeww this one is really depressing. The writing is taught and Quilly's cut glass accent is perfect. If you can stand the tragedy its an interesting well crafted work.

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