I enormously enjoy nautical story telling, esp in a historical setting , like the British Navy in about 1800. This tale carries WW2 American Naval action well beyond its history and creates a sci-fi adventure every bit as entertaining as the old British Navy in action. Only negative I noted was it seemed more like a young readers book selection, employing very simple phrasing and sentences. All in all, tho, I look forward to the next book in this series as I enjoyed the author's use of his imagination..
Approaching the Home, Big Sail and first sea battle with the Grek.
Avoid gross horror stories...but then it would't be Stephan King.
They were important at emphasizing the story when necessary. The narrators were both excellent.
On balance, even with my reservations, it was worth the listen. I could not finish the repulsive initial story at first. I went back to it after I finished the other stories, perhaps by then oriented to King,'s horror style.I enjoyed some of the stories but at least two of them I could have done without.
Yes, wonderful treatment of a brutal event to a sitting President. King hits a homerun with this engrossing, most readible chronicle of the Kennedy assassination.
How time travel can be a disaster, when the main character had the opportunity to visit the revamped future.
The main charactor, but can't remember his name.
Back to the Future and Back Again and Again!
Some action in the first three hours.
In my alloted time(3hrs) to get into a story, the narrative lacked vigor, action, and was a plodding, boring story. Historical novels is my usual fare, but not this one. I assume I lacked patience on this one, May try to listen again later. Presently, I have other enjoyable storiies to hear,
I did not stick around long enough to know.
Enjoy Naval adventure in nautical and personal detail.
Of course, Captain Allen Lewrie..center of authors attention. I wanted to see what he caused to happen next.
Yes, John Lee does a good job in English, not so well in other languages. But John Lee is a powerful narrator and is excellent in this series, too.
Allen Lewrie, along with his father, the Colonel.
This was the last of the Allen Lewrie series to be on Audiobook with Audible.com. I assume because its not all naval battles, but deals with personal issues as well as the minutia of a life at sea, the Brtish Naval organization with its colorful characters , as well as the effects of leaving loved one's behind for years at a time.I found the authors concentration in these areas to be rewarding on balance. Not necessary the best of listens for one up mainly for the adventure of Naval warfare. I was interested enough to keep touch with how Allen Lewrie was fairing that I have read the remaining books. And the author is not yet done, as I am certain that the War of 1812 has to be included before the Capatin can retire.Im sure an Admiral by that time.
A good history of more obscure naval activities in the Adriatic. But I would have liked a bit more military action with real combatants rather than beating up on the illegal merchant trade. A unusual glimpse into muslim and non muslim sensibilities of 200 years ago that still are inplay today. Who would have thought that the Brits would play this race card, even in a clandestine fashion. In this book and the last 2 books in the series, John Lee has been merciless to my ears in his rendition of other than English pronounciations. John spare your loyal listeners your take on French, German, Serbian, etc.
The sailing part.most interesting.The military action and its time in history also of interest. The hero's lustful torments is the least interesting.
Yes, speak clear English only.
There's a long series of books.
If u enjoy the British war novels of the late 18th and early 19th century this one stands out. Set in revolutonary, colonial america east coast waters, this is an opportunity to learn what war against the rebels was like for the brits and the loyalists.I enjoyed both the sea and land military battles. My only complaints was that this cost 2 credits, but worth it. A trip to the library for more audio fare filled my needs for the rest of the month. I already have spent another 2 credits for the next book in the series..II've become an Allen Lewrie fan. Of course having been in the US Navy myself I'm a sucker for stories of sea adventure. Reading this author is recommended.
Class warfare in the dismal/distant future.. A good Sci-Fi adventure yarn..with an imagination, i enjoyed the literal vertical stratification of societies .A bit of analogy to what's here now. By the way, the narrator, John Lee is the best..
Wow, this is a excellent listen of WW2 espionage in Nazi occupied Denmark. Mostly I was on the edge of my seat hopeing for the best.The Hornet's(a small airplane)flight out was something else!! If u want to escape from the present and enjoy defeating the Nazis once again, read/listen to this book..
Of course you have to suffer a somewhat slow beginning, but once the action starts it never ends, until it's over. This read/listen made a srong impression on me, far more than a typical fantasy, as Mieville develops analogy and metaphor useful in noting how our own culture compares. Evident in both "Perdido St Station" as well as in "City and the City". If you are willing to imagine the unbelievable as a thesis for people coexisting(or not) with each other, experience this authors work.
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