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David

PORT RICHEY, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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REVIEWS
5
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HELPFUL VOTES
5

  • The French Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (150)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (103)

    1781: Held by the British, the Chesapeake Bay port of Yorktown is under siege. Pounded by the American forces on land and the deadly warships of their French allies at sea, the once-proud city is aflame and near ruin. But on the horizon, the Royal Navy fleet, with heavily armed frigates, is poised to break through the French blockade. Aboard HMS Desperate, Midshipman Alan Lewrie sets his gunners to their lethal work firing broadsides of 24-pound shot at the enemy vessels.

    David says: "Great !!!!"
    "Great !!!!"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I have just finished The Gun Ketch as well as books 1 thur 4 in the Alan Lewrie Series.
    Dewey Lambdin is great! The best sailing writer I’ve found to date.
    I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho series as well as the complete Master and Commander, Hornblower, Two years before the mast and many many others.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The King's Privateer

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (126)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (83)

    Fresh from war in the Americas, young navy veteran Alan Lewrie finds London pure pleasure. Then, at Plymouth he boards the trading ship Telesto, to find out why merchantmen are disappearing in the East Indies. Between the pungent shores of Calcutta and teaming Canton, Lewrie--reunited with his scoundrel father--discovers a young French captain, backed by an armada of Mindanaon pirates, on a plundering rampage.

    John S says: "Love these stories"
    "Great Series"
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    What did you like best about this story?

    I have just finished The Gun Ketch as well as books 1 thur 4 in the Alan Lewrie Series.
    Dewey Lambdin is great! The best sailing writer I’ve found to date.
    I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho series as well as the complete Master and Commander, Hornblower, Two years before the mast and many many others.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gun Ketch

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    A fighter, rogue, and ladies man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched--to a woman and a ship! The woman is the lovely Caroline Chiswick. The ship is the gun ketch, Alacrity, bound for the Bahamas and a bloody game of cat and mouse with the pirates who ply the lunatic winds there. But while war comes naturally to the young husband, politics doesn't.

    Khatmandu says: "Lewrie. Alan Lewrie"
    "By far the best sailing books I've listen to"
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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Gun Ketch?

    I have just finished The Gun Ketch as well as books 1 thur 4 in the Alan Lewrie Series.
    Dewey Lambdin is great! The best sailing writer I’ve found to date.
    I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho series as well as the complete Master and Commander, Hornblower, Two years before the mast and many many others.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cross of St George

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    It is February 1813. With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action.

    Mike says: "Simply outstanding."
    "Just plain bad !"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I have just finished Cross of St George and In the King's Name.
    Before I say more, I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho
    series as well as the complete Master and Commander, Hornblower, Two
    years before the mast and many many others. These two have got to be
    the worst sailing books I’ve listened to by far. It’s hard to believe Kent even
    wrote them. The story line is, well I’m not sure what the story line was! Rambling
    and full of phrases used over and over from passed books. Retrospective and introspective at the same time. All previous books are 5 stars. I came very close
    to not finishing these two.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Alexander Kent again?

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last one


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In the King's Name

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    It is 1819, and Captain Adam Bolitho is ordered once again to Freetown in West Africa with secret orders for the senior officer there. The slave trade has been outlawed by many nations, but a hundred thousand slaves are still shipped out annually, the profit for slavers considered worth the risk of interception by the Royal Navy. For Adam, newly married and as fiery as ever, Africa will bring reunions and unexpected allies, and a treachery that wears the mask of friendship, and threatens the very heart of all he loves.

    David says: "Just plain bad"
    "Just plain bad"
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    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have just finished Cross of St George and In the King's Name.
    Before I say more, I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho
    series as well as the complete Master and Commander, Hornblower, Two
    years before the mast and many many others. These two have got to be
    the worst sailing books I’ve listened to by far. It’s hard to believe Kent even
    wrote them. The story line is, well I’m not sure what the story line was! Rambling
    and full of phrases used over and over from passed books. Retrospective and introspective at the same time. All previous books are 5 stars. I came very close
    to not finishing these two.


    Has In the King's Name turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What about Christian Rodska’s performance did you like?

    Great, love his work


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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