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Those in Peril

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  394 ratings  ·  7 reviews
It's 1941 and the Royal Navy have dealt a massive blow to Hitler's campaign in the South Atlantic by sinking his U-Boat ships. For Ernst Kessler, commander of U-395, this creates a near impossible situation - he's stranded 6000 miles from home, without fuel or supplies, responsible for hundreds of civilian survivors.
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published April 24th 2016
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Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Different Perspective on WWII

Suspense filled story. Good character development. Provides a path to humanize Germans in their journey through the war. Would stand alone as a drama even without the war setting.
Chris Hinks
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really great read

The story is told with great humour (some quite dark), and awareness of the life aboard a submarine. I may have to read it again.
Sean Randall
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It was the tiniest of slurps, but Angela Montgomerie’s hearing was such that while taking a bath in her mansion she could detect a mouse sneezing three floors below in the wine cellar. And such was her rule over her household, that the mouse would have known that it had been heard and would have done the decent thing and committed suicide by picking a fight with the Burmese cat."

I enjoy Follett's style of writing a great deal. Even though relatively little actually happens in this story, I'm
Susan Samuelson
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent story

Wonderful story. Some of the long details of technical submarine descriptions I skipped over. It was very different and very exciting. I truly had no idea how it would end. Reading it on Kindle, was challenging. At times you didn't know who was talking, paragraphs were off, like no one proof read it. Oh well, I loved the book. Highly recommend.
Susan E Nordstrom
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
N anti A perilous journey

A clever tale about a u boat crossing the Atlantic while searching for enough diesel to make home port. Follett is at his best portraying his characters. At the docking the Captain states "Bit of an anticlimax" and so is the ending of this story. It is a fast paced and hard to put down read
James J gallmanSr
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Follett tail.

James Follett is a great story teller and Those in Peril is a great tale. He keeps you wanting to read more, what is happening next, a true page turner. You feel like you know the characters.

Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This Writer is phenomenal

It's a saga story about a German sub towing a several rafts of survivors from off the shores of South America to a sub base in France.
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James Follett (not "Follet") is an author and screenwriter, born in 1939 in Tolworth, England.

Follett became a full-time fiction writer in 1976, after resigning from contract work as a technical writer for the British Ministry of Defence. He has since written over 20 novels, several television plays, and many radio dramas. He is one of the 400 most popular British authors, measured by the numbers
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