The Wreck of the Mary Deare

  • by Hammond Innes
  • Narrated by Bill Wallis
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They dismissed the Mary Deare as 'a piece of leaking ironmongery taken off the junk heap'. For 40 years this 6,000-ton freighter had tramped the seas, suffered shipwreck twice, and been torpedoed three times in two world wars. Then one March night, battered and bruised and empty, she emerged from severe Biscay gales into the English Channel - and into the newspaper headlines. Here was a ship of mystery and tragedy... in one of the greatest sea stories of all time.

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A great Seafaring Yarn

Where does The Wreck of the Mary Deare rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was well written and is a good tale. I would rank this high in the lists of books and typical of Innes


Who was your favorite character and why?

Bill Wallis has bought the story alive by clever characterization. The main character brings the story together and draws the best from the story.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The saving of the ship by starting the boiler and trying to keep her afloat as the storm destroys the ship. A picture is painted that puts you in the centre of the struggle for survival.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The sea does give up it's secrets.


Any additional comments?

It has reminded me of the work of Hammond Innes and I want to listen to some more of his work

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- R

Surprsingly Good

Chose this because of the narrator, was very pleasantly surprised very well written beautifully narrated a gripping thriller with many twists and turns perhaps too much nautical detail but I really did enjoy it.
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- Peter Thomas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios