I'm lucky!
Random audiobook

HMS Ulysses


Alistair Stuart MacLean was a Scottish novelist. He joined the Royal Navy in 1941, serving in World War II with the ranks of Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, and Leading Torpedo Operator. MacLean effectively translated his own experiences as a torpedo man on a convoy escort into the plot of H.M.S. Ulysses, which takes place on a British destroyer. HMS Ulysses was Alistair MacLean's debut novel. While a university student, MacLean began writing short stories for extra income, winning a competition in 1954 with the maritime story "Dileas". The publishing company Collins asked him for a novel and he responded with HMS Ulysses, based on his own war experiences, as well as credited insight from his brother Ian, a master mariner. The book was written over three months. The book sold a quarter of a million copies in hardback in England in the first six months of publication. It went on to sell millions more. Ulysses puts to sea again to escort FR-77, a vital convoy heading for Murmansk. The Ulysses had been a lucky ship, fast, equipped with radar, with a captain who was worshipped by his crew. But they are beset by numerous challenges: an unusually fierce Arctic storm, German ships and U-boats, as well as air attacks. All slowly reduce the convoy from 32 ships to only five. The Ulysses is sunk in a failed attempt to ram a German cruiser after all her other weapons had been destroyed… Listen online to free English audiobook "HMS Ulysses” on our website to experience Alistair MacLean's novel.

  • 001.mp3
  • 002.mp3
  • 003.mp3
  • 004.mp3
  • 005.mp3
  • 006.mp3
  • 007.mp3
  • 008.mp3
  • 009.mp3
  • 010.mp3
  • 011.mp3
  • 012.mp3
  • 013.mp3
  • 014.mp3
  • 015.mp3
  • 016.mp3
  • 017.mp3
  • 018.mp3
  • 019.mp3
  • 020.mp3