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Naval Audiobooks

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    PT 105

    by Dick Keresey ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 28 min

    Admittedly small and vulnerable, PT boats were, nevertheless, fast-the fastest craft on the water during World War II-and Dick Keresey's account of these tough little fighters throws new light on their contributions to the war effort. As captain of PT 105, the author was in the same battle as John F. Kennedy when Kennedy's PT 109 was rammed and sunk. The famous incident, Keresey says, has often ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Boundless Sea

    A Human History of the Oceans

    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    41 hours 2 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2020From the award-winning author of The Great Sea, a magnificent new global history of the oceans and of humankind's relationship with the seaFor most of human history, the seas and oceans have been the main means of long-distance trade and communication between peoples - for the spread of ideas and religion as well as commerce. This ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

    Narrated by Paul Brion ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy's "Golden Age"-spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s-when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    How Carriers Fought

    Carrier Operations in WWII

    by Lars Celander ...
    Narrated by Sean Runnette ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 23 min

    In November 1921 the first purpose-built aircraft carrier was launched by the Japanese, followed a year later by the launch of the British Hermes. The conversion of battle cruisers into aircraft carriers after World War I required the consideration of issues including handling aircraft on the flight deck and the techniques of attacking enemy ships, and the evolution of carrier operations was ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Last Slave Ships

    New York and the End of the Middle Passage

    by John Harris ...
    Narrated by Paul Heitsch ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed by every major slave trading nation in the early nineteenth century, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the African coast. The key instigators ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tin Can Titans

    The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II’s Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron

    by John Wukovits ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 47 min

    When Admiral William Halsey selected Destroyer Squadron 21 to lead his victorious ships into Tokyo Bay to accept the Japanese surrender, it was the most battle-hardened US naval squadron of the war.But it was not the squadron of ships that had accumulated such an inspiring résumé; it was the people serving aboard them. Sailors, not metallic superstructures and hulls, had won the battles and become ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Papa Bravo Romeo

    U.S. Navy Patrol Beats in Vietnam

    Narrated by Eric Conger ...

    Abridged

    1 hour 56 min

    "Our mission was independent, no-holds-barred combat against a stubborn enemy in the enemy's backyard."In Vietnam, river warfare was often conducted in the dark. It was always dangerous, sometimes fatal--especially in the eastern end of the Cong-plagued Mekong Delta. In 1967, U.S. Navy Lt. Wynn Goldsmith was the "river rat" who led the first MK II PBR patrol boats in brutal combat.It was a deadly ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Simple Courage

    The True Story of Peril on the Sea

    by Frank Delaney ...
    Narrated by Frank Delaney ...

    Abridged

    6 hours 14 min

    “HEAVEN HELP THE SAILOR ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS.”–old folk prayerIn late December 1951, laden with passengers and nearly forty metric tons of cargo, the freighter S.S. Flying Enterprise steamed westward from Europe toward America. A few days into the voyage, she hit the eye of a ferocious storm. Force 12 winds tossed men about like playthings and turned drops of freezing Atlantic foam into icy ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Who Murdered FDR?

    Unabridged

    5 hours 24 min

    It's time to revisit 1945 and the final days World War II in a way that no one else ever has. Grab your thinking cap and join author Steve Ubaney in volume II of his Who Murdered? book series, where he probes every part of FDR's mysterious death. We have been told all the lies for decades, now it's time to answer some very pointed questions. Why did Eleanor Roosevelt suddenly, 12 years after FDR’s ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Golden Thirteen

    Recollections of the First Black Naval Officers

    Narrated by Alan Bomar Jones ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 29 min

    In January 1944, sixteen black enlisted men gathered at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois to begin a cram course that would turn them into the U.S. Navy's first African American officers on active duty. The men believed that if they failed they would set back the course of racial justice, so they banded together and all sixteen passed the course. Twelve were commissioned as ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days

    From Forecastle to Quarter-Deck

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 34 min

    Orphaned at five, nothing held Whidden back from embarking on sea life seven years later. Serving as an apprentice, he quickly proved his worth, and earned himself a mate's position by his early twenties. Graduating to third, second, and first office, he ended his career in command of, and having part-ownership of his own vessel. This memoir, Ocean Life in the Old Sailing Ship Days, records a ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Tidal Wave

    From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay

    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 3 min

    The United States Navy won such overwhelming victories in 1944 that, had the navy faced a different enemy, the war would have been over at the conclusion of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. However, in the moment of victory on 25 October 1944, the U.S. Navy found itself confronting an enemy that had been inconceivable until it appeared. The kamikaze, 'divine wind' in Japanese, was something Americans ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Scorpion Down

    Sunk by the Soviets, Buried by the Pentagon: The Untold Story of the USS Scorpion

    by Ed Offley ...
    Narrated by Richard Ferrone ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours

    The Hunt for Red October meets Blind Man's Bluff in the untold story of an American submarine torpedoed at the height of the Cold War-and the forty-year cover-up that followed. The last thing they heard was the faint scree-scree of a high-speed propeller. Then the torpedo hit, the warhead detonated, the ocean thundered in, and ninety-nine men died. On May 22, 1968, an American submarine was sunk ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Gibraltar

    The Greatest Siege in British History

    Narrated by John Telfer ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 58 min

    For over three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history, and the obsession with saving Gibraltar was blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the War of Independence.Located between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, on the ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Sagoskeppet: Titanics myter och människor

    Narrated by Peter Melin ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 50 min

    Berättelser om sagoskeppet Titanic slutar aldrig att fascinera. Titanic är en av de främsta mytiska berättelserna i modern tid och har kommit att bli en av västerlandets starkaste symboler, för såväl triumf och kärlek som för tragedi och sorg.Claes-Göran Wetterholm, en av världens främsta experter inom ämnet, berättar i denna bok om människorna som var ombord på fartyget eller som på andra sätt ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

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    War of the Whales

    A True Story

    Narrated by Holter Graham ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 38 min

    Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: “Horwitz’s dogged reporting…combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative…. He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience” (PEN Award Citation).Six years in the making, War of the Whales is the “gripping detective tale” (Publishers Weekly) of a crusading attorney, ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Voyage of the James Caird, The

    Narrated by Cathy Dobson ...

    Unabridged

    51 min

    Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 – 1922) was a polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. "The Voyage of the James Caird" is the story of Shackleton's 1916 failed attempt at a crossing of Antarctica from sea to sea via the pole. The expedition turned to disaster when Shackleton's ship, Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and was slowly crushed. The crew escaped by ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Red November

    Inside the Secret U.S.-Soviet Submarine War

    by W. Craig Reed ...
    Narrated by Tom Weiner ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 40 min

    Few know how close the world has come to annihilation better than the warriors who served America during the tense, forty-five-year struggle known as the Cold War. Yet for decades, their work has remained shrouded in secrecy. Now, in this riveting history, W. Craig Reed, a former navy diver and fast-attack submariner, provides an eye-opening, pulse-pounding narrative of the underwater struggles ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Sunken Gold

    A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History

    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 26 min

    On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Foran for masten

    Narrated by Søren Elung Jensen ...
    Audiobook 1 - Foran for masten

    Unabridged

    8 hours 43 min

    I begyndelsen af 1930’erne stak Kaj Nolsøe Bang, der på det tidspunkt stadig var ganske ung, til søs. I første bind af sine erindringer fortæller han om den unge sømands tilværelse og arbejdsvilkår fra den første drengetid og frem til skibsførereksamen. Vi kommer både med ombord i ØK’s skibe til Østen og på de sejlførende skibe i grønlandsfarten. "Foran for masten" er en serie af erindringsbøger ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Kampen om Stillehavet

    Narrated by Anderz Eide ...
    Audiobook 20 - Historiens vendepunkter

    Unabridged

    3 hours 32 min

    Slaget om Midway 4. juni 1942 var et vendepunkt i krigen i Stillehavet. Erkefiendene USA og Japan møttes i et sjøslag som ble utkjempet med fly sendt opp fra hangarskip. Skipene lå over 1000 kilometer fra hverandre, og de duellerende admiralene så aldri verken hverandres skip eller hvordan de utsendte jager- og bombeflyene greide seg. Alle underretninger skjedde via radio, og en taus radio var det ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Surface at the Pole

    The Extraordinary Voyages of the USS Skate

    by James Calvert ...
    Narrated by Tom Perkins ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 31 min

    On 17 March 1959, the USS Skate became the first submarine to surface at the North Pole. Under the guidance of James Calvert this nuclear submarine had navigated through polar ice packs, braved atrociously cold conditions, and broken through layers of thick ice to arrive at their destination; the northernmost point of the world. This mission, however, was not just about completing a seemingly ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    D-Days in the Pacific With the U.S. Coast Guard

    The Story of Lucky Thirteen

    by Ken Wiley ...
    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 49 min

    Winner of the 2008 Foundation for Coast Guard History Book Award The images of soldiers and marines coming ashore on hostile shores are embedded in our collective memory of World War II. But what of the sailors who manned the landing craft, going back and forth under fire with nowhere to take cover, their craft the special targets of enemy gunners? In this book, Ken Wiley, a Coast Guardsman on an ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Trial of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    Eyewitness Accounts from the US Coast Guard Hearings

    Narrated by Traber Burns ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 25 min

    A documentary drawn from testimony at the Coast Guard’s official inquiry looks anew at one of the most storied, and mysterious, shipwrecks in American historyThe sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald is one of the most famous shipwreck stories in Great Lakes history. It is also one of maritime lore’s great mysteries, the details of its disappearance as obscure now as on that fateful November day in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial