• The Dragon in the Sea

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-11-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (15 ratings)

Summary

In the 21st century, the United States has all but used up its oil supply. A new source must be found. Our atomic subtugs begin stealing oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory. But none of the last 20 tugs sent to bring back the desperately needed mineral have returned. Ensign John Ramsey of the Bureau of Psychology is planted aboard the Fenian Ram S1881 as an electronics officer. His assignment: find the saboteur in the four-man crew and bring back the oil.
©1956 Herbert Properties, LLC (P)2008 Tantor
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Critic reviews

"A sea story of an imaginary war that comes very close to matching...any chronicle of real war.... A novel that ranks with the best of modern science fiction." ( The New York Times)
"One of the few science fiction novels I'll recommend to anyone." ( Pittsburgh Press)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 18-12-08

Decent story

Decent story but drags a little as 95% of the story takes place in the submarine. Scott Brick's narration is good.

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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By ralph c. thomas on 12-03-18

HERBERT STILL LEARNING HIS STYLE SF OF THE FIFTIES

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I TRIED TO READ THIS BOOK IN THE MID SIXTIES, BUT NEVER SEEM TO CATCH,
THE INTERACTION GROWS TEDIOUS AND SEEMS SOMEWHAT MURKY EVEN WHEN THERE ARE ONLY FOUR CHARACTERS AT PLAY.

What do you think your next listen will be?

C W C OMAN ACCOUNT OF THE MIDDLE AGES

What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

CLEAR AND GOOD DICTION, HARD FOR THE NARRATOR TO MAKE THE STORY MORE LIVELY

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

NO

Any additional comments?

EVEN THE IMMORTAL JANE AUSTEN HAD A FEW BAD PARAGRAPHS.

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