We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Cross of St George | [Alexander Kent]

Cross of St George

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.
Regular Price:$26.30
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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. Nor will there be a peace for those who follow the Cross of St George: for the embittered Adam, mourning his lover and his ship, nor for Rear-Admiral Valentine Keen, who must confront both grief and responsibility. Nor will there be peace from those enemies who use this struggle between nations as an instrument of personal revenge.

©1997 Alexander Kent (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (27 )
5 star
 (13)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.1 (15 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.6 (14 )
5 star
 (10)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Mike 10-09-10
    Mike 10-09-10 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Simply outstanding."

    Anyone who has read the Richard Bolitho series will agree that Alexander Kent (real name--Douglas E. Reeman) is on a par with any naval fiction writer to date. As a former Royal Navy officer, Kent brings a unique and insightful point of veiw to his characters. This particular novel is rich with action, as well as the naval politics. Pipe yourself aboard and enjoy the ride.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David PORT RICHEY, FL, United States 07-18-12
    David PORT RICHEY, FL, United States 07-18-12 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just plain bad !"
    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
  •  
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 12-26-10
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 12-26-10 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    157
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    122
    79
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    "Classic Bolitho"

    Well that about does it for me now, I think that was the last although not in order. I missed this one somehow but oh what a series and for anyone who loves the sea, boats and history, the whole series (although not all are on Audible) these are a must for your library. Most of all, these books you can leave for a year and come back to with the same level of pleasure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David AKRON, PA, United States 09-05-10
    David AKRON, PA, United States 09-05-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Last of this series for me"

    I have three other books from this series good action.This book is a soap opera.Almost three hours before anything happens.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.