The Good Shepherd

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Soon to be the major motion picture Greyhound , a WWII naval thriller of "high and glittering excitement" ( New York Times ) from the author of the legendary Hornblower series The mission of Commander George Krause of the United States Navy is to protect a convoy of thirty-seven merchant ships making their way across the icy North Atlantic from America to England. There, they will deliver desperately needed supplies, but only if they can make it through the wolfpack of German submarines that awaits and outnumbers them ...

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Steve A

Oct 4, 2012

Not worth your time

I would never have guessed that this book was written by C. S. Forester...it lacks his usual crispness, character development and attention to detail.

The book plods from one "crisis" to the next, and by the time I finished, I was nearly exhausted from boredom. Also, the captain spent a lot more time in the john than most protagonists.

If the Hornblower novels were no better written than this book, we'd never have heard of C. S. Forester.

Yachtsman

Feb 5, 2009

Duty, Duty, Duty

This is, in my opinion, Forester's best. It is a study in seamanship, leadership and dedication to duty. It should be required reading at the US Naval Acadamy. It describes all the attributes that make a fine naval officer.

TerryRussianHill

May 7, 2007

The Good Shepard

Only the second novel with an American hero by the master of naval fiction it uses biblical quotations to dramatic effect. I had always thought that author Forester shared his most famous character's (Horatio Hornblower) freethinking ways so I was surprised at his biblical mastery.

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