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Command Audiobook

Command

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Publisher's Summary

Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.

©2006 Julian Stockwin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Joshua 07-13-16
    Joshua 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Ok"

    The book was alright. Christian Rodska does a great job narrating and keeping his characters in order and getting through nautical sea speak that might be otherwise challenging to read. I have read the previous novels and am still struggling to get through this series. I may skip a book or two and see if the character development improves. Will advise!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Athens, AL, USA 08-21-15
    Michael Athens, AL, USA 08-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "The Hero Continues to Progress"

    Kidd gets his own ship. Granted, not very big, but still quite a step. This was well done again, and very entertaining.

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    Chip Miami Shores, FL, United States 06-04-15
    Chip Miami Shores, FL, United States 06-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Starts strong, but slows down in plot"

    So, there is something marvelous in all sea sagas about when the protagonist receives his first ship. This nivel introduces us to Teazer, a ship to savour and delight in. Unfortunately, the Peace of Amiens interferes with our shared joy of coming to know Teazer. I look forward to Future opportunity to ship out w Kydd!

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    Alan Coffel 02-19-15
    Alan Coffel 02-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Not the best of this series"

    I enjoy this series, but this book has been the least satisfying so far. Stockwin takes our hero very far afield from Naval service in a variety of improbable adventures.

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    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 05-31-14
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 05-31-14 Member Since 2016

    Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also

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    "I enjoy the series they do get better"
    What made the experience of listening to Command the most enjoyable?

    I have enjoyed each book so far and look forward to finding out how it will all end


    What other book might you compare Command to and why?

    I have listened to many similar books this is as good as most.


    What about Christian Rodska’s performance did you like?

    What can I say, he is a pro and enjoy his reads. Seriously brings the characters to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Near the end at the seal killing kind of got to me


    Any additional comments?

    Look forward to listening to the rest.

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  • Simon
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    8/28/15
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    "Joyous!"

    Having followed Kydd this far I would defy anyone who has identified this character not to enjoy him getting his first real command. Stockwin makes the most of this "unexpected" turn of events and once again shows his excellent knowledge as he describes Kydd's struggles to get his ship and crew ready for sea. All delivered with Rodska's thoroughly authentic feel and this is genuinely a fine continuation of the series.

    If you enjoyed the previous books then getting this is an easy recommendation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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