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The French Admiral | [Dewey Lambdin]

The French Admiral

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.
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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.

©2002 Dewey Lambdin (P)2010 Random House

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    David PORT RICHEY, FL, United States 10-01-12
    David PORT RICHEY, FL, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2008
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    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.


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    Edward Salt Lake City, UT, United States 01-31-12
    Edward Salt Lake City, UT, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2010
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    What did you love best about The French Admiral?

    Another installment in the Alan Lewrie series. Addiction.


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    Don't remember any one thing that sticks out. I'm sad when the book ends and can't wait for another to start.


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is an excellent narrator.


    Who was the most memorable character of The French Admiral and why?

    Alan Lewrie of course


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    John S MA 03-06-14
    John S MA 03-06-14 Member Since 2005

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    "Combines British Navy with American Revolution"

    In this book, the British come out the losers as they are kicked out of America by the French and Americans. It is a good addition to the series and gives some fairly good historical perspective about the war in Maryland and siege of Yorktown. The British come off as fairly incompetent in their war in America. The Hero, Alan Lewerie manages to escape, just barely. Of course I can't possibly spoil the ending since we all know the British lost the war of Independence. The British Admirals are shown as timid whose ranks are determined by political influence rather than competence. There might have been a different outcome if they had an Admiral Nelson in instead.

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    Craig Walker Camarillo, California, USA 01-04-13
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    If you are a fan of Patrick O’brian, you will love Dewey Lambdin equally if not more. In the Alan Lewrie series Lambdin is equally historically accurate and perhaps even more engaging, but without the problem I often found of wondering who is speaking at a given time. Lambdin’s characters are very clear and concise. One major word of caution however. These books aren’t cheap, and after reading the first 10, Audible dropped the remaining eight of the series. So, unless you want to take an ending of the series on faith, until the remainder of the series reappears, I suggest not starting.

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    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.

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