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Havoc's Sword | [Dewey Lambdin]

Havoc's Sword

It's 1798, and Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, and his crew of the Proteus, have their work cut out for them as they sail through the war-torn Caribbean. First, Lewrie has rashly vowed to uphold a friend's honor in a duel. Second, he faces the unwelcome arrival of HM Government's Foreign Office agents. And last, he must engineer the showdown with his arch foe and nemesis, the hideous ogre of the French Revolution's Terror, that clever fiend Guillaume Choundas!
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Publisher's Summary

It's 1798, and Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, and his crew of the Proteus frigate, have their work cut out for them as they sail through the war-torn Caribbean. First, Lewrie has rashly vowed to uphold a friend's honor in a duel to the death. Second, he faces the horridly unwelcome arrival of HM Government's Foreign Office agents. And last, he must engineer the showdown with his arch foe and nemesis, the hideous ogre of the French Revolution's Terror, that clever fiend Guillaume Choundas! Lewrie must also deal with the newly reborn United States Navy, that uneasy, unofficial "ally", and the stunning, life-altering surprise they bring. For good or ill, Lewrie's in the "quag" up to his neck, this time.

Raise anchor! Listen to more of Alan Lewrie's nautical adventures.

©2003 Dewey Lambdin; (P)2005 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Once again, Lambdin manages to interweave several complex story lines into a suitably knotty naval yarn that will appeal to fans of historical maritime fiction." (Booklist)

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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 08-23-13
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great book sorry it is the last one audible has"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Havoc's Sword to be better than the print version?

    This is as great as all these stories have been, Wish it wasn't the last audio in the series


    What other book might you compare Havoc's Sword to and why?

    None that are this entertainin with such a differnt style hero


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    Alllen of course, My ass on a bandbox


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both it was very well written to offer the reader both set of emotions I did laugh and cry


    Any additional comments?

    Wish they would make just one more to end the chase and leave it ready for the next story

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Harvey Barrington, IL, United States 08-20-12
    Harvey Barrington, IL, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A solid Sea Adventure"
    If you could sum up Havoc's Sword in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoy Naval adventure in nautical and personal detail.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course, Captain Allen Lewrie..center of authors attention. I wanted to see what he caused to happen next.


    Have you listened to any of John Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    If you could take any character from Havoc's Sword out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Allen Lewrie, along with his father, the Colonel.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 11-12-09
    Mike 11-12-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Action Packed"

    Another engaging novel by Dewey Lambdin. Our hero, Alan Lewrie is up to his old tricks, foiling his enemies and charming the ladies. Great fun all around.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cat63 07-21-09
    Cat63 07-21-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Highly enjoyable, if you aren't French"

    As is typical of novels with an English perspective of the Napoleonic wars, the English are clearly the good guys. But so what, it's highly engaging and Captain Lurie is distinctly likeable. The picture painted is a vivid one, no muted colors.

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