The Deep Silence

  • by Douglas Reeman
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

HMS Temeraire: latest and most advanced of Britain's nuclear submarines. When Temraire's trials are cut short and she is ordered to the Far East to reinforce the fleet against a threat from Red China, her captain, David Jermain, knows that this is no routine exercise in flag-waving. And once in Asian waters, he and his submarine find themselves involved in a hidden, undeclared conflict beneath the sea.
While the politicians haggle over a situation which could hold the seeds of full-scale war, Commander Jermain must keep his faith in himself and in his new ship's potential - even when ordered to take the Temeraire to the edge of a catastrophe.
Douglas Reeman joined the navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea and later served in motor torpedo boats. Douglas Reeman has written over 30 books under his own name and over 20 best-selling historical novels featuring Richard and Adam Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.

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Good...not great :)

Having served on submarines I enjoyed being taken back into that environment. What let the story down was the stereotypical characters and the unnecessary, ham fisted attempt at bringing relationships into the mix. There is enough material onboard a submarine to allow the author more range without bringing in a flimsy love interest ashore etc.
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- P. Stewart

Another unenjoyable book for me.

What would have made The Deep Silence better?

The ending, and a better developed plot involving the homosexual sailor.


What could Douglas Reeman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I'd've liked a more conclusive ending and more around Matthew, the homosexual sailor.


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

I think he reads this book as well as any of the others I've heard.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The fact that there was a homosexual love interest made it slightly different.


Any additional comments?

This book didn't make sense to me. I don't know what Captain Jermaine did wrong and I found the plot difficult to follow.

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- jillian grant

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios