Memories are short of HMS Royston - they have to be. As mother ship to a battered, war-torn bunch of MTBs she must carry out her vital role whatever the conditions, whatever the risks. Sub-Lieutenant Royce's predecessor has only been dead forty-eight hours, and already the crew has forgotten him. Now with only three months' sea-experience behind him, Royce must learn the job the hard way - in the tough school of combat.
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Douglas Reeman did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.From AudioFile:
Inexperienced Sub-Lieutenant Clive Royce finds himself learning under the gun as he leads the crew of the motor torpedo boat HMS ROYSTON in WWII. Royce wins the respect of his men amid battle casualties and finds time for romance, as well. David Rintoul reads action scenes with a rat-a-tat-tat machine gun style, making the German attacks urgent. He rolls easily with tonal shifts as the story moves from action to drama to humor, keeping a hint of naïveté in Royce's voice, even as the hero rises to his own command. Douglas Reeman's first novel, which tells the story of "his war" in the Royal Navy, launched a successful career as a sea novelist (with some books written as Alexander Kent). J.A.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99078902
Book Description Hutchinson, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099078902