The Cruel Sea (Classics of War) - Nicholas Monsarrat Thank you Laura for informing me about the BBC dramatization of this book. I have linked where it can be listened to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cj83p

This has two 1 hour long sections and you feel like you are there on the ship. Extremely exciting. I have listened only to the first part. THIS is certainly worth listening to.

Having completed the the second section....I will not go and get the book. It is just not my cup of tea. It is about both the horrors of naval warfare and wartime love affairs. Part one was much more gripping than part two.

IF I were to award stars it would only get two from me. I abstain from this since reading of the book would give a completely different experience.