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  • Published: 23 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405947268
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $27.99
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Greyhound

Discover the gripping naval thriller behind the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks




An exhilarating, suspenseful naval thriller set in the Second World War,as gripping as Nicholas Monsarrat's The Cruel Sea

Now a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks.

It's 1942. America has just joined the war.

Greyhound, an international convoy of thirty-seven allied ships, is in operation.

Captain Krause must lead his first command of a US destroyer as the convoy ploughs through the icy, submarine-infested North Atlantic seas.

For forty-eight hours, Krause will play a desperate cat and mouse game against the wolf packs of German U-boats. His mission looks doomed to fail. But armed with extraordinary courage and grit, hope may just be on the horizon. .

Originally published as The Good Shepherd and acclaimed as one of the best novels of the year upon publication in 1955, this is a riveting classic of naval warfare from the author of the legendary Hornblower series.

  • Published: 23 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405947268
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $27.99
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About the author

C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester was born in Cairo in 1899, where his father was stationed as a government official. He studied medicine at Guy's Hospital and, after leaving Guy's without a degree, he turned to writing as a career.

His first success was Payment Deferred, a novel written at the age of twenty-four and later dramatized and filmed with Charles Laughton in the leading role. In 1932 Forester was offered a Hollywood contract, and from then until 1939 he spent thirteen weeks of every year in America.

On the outbreak of war he entered the Ministry of Information and later he sailed with the Royal Navy to collect the material for The Ship. He made a voyage to the Bering Sea to gather material for a similar book on the United States Navy, and it was during this trip that he was stricken with arteriosclerosis, a disease which left him crippled. However, he continued to write and in the Hornblower novels created the most renowned sailor in contemporary fiction. He died in 1966.

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Praise for Greyhound

Action, tension, tingling suspense . . . The greatest adventure story to come out of World War II

Life Magazine

The best book of its kind since The Cruel Sea

Evening Standard

High and glittering excitement

New York Times

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