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The Admiral's Daughter Audiobook

The Admiral's Daughter: A Thomas Kydd Adventure, Book 8

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Publisher's Summary

Tensions are escalating between England and Napoleon's France. While the Royal Navy launches reconnaissance, rescue missions, and spies on the continent, French privateer ships are lurking in English waters poised to strike at British trade. Meanwhile, smugglers and storms threaten to overcome HMS Teazer.

©2007 Julian Stockwin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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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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    "Hero becomes the Rogue"

    For the most part this series has been very entertaining. This is by far the worst of the series so far. The book turned into one big soap opera, with a story line that shows Kydd to act like a spoiled rich teenager. The hero has become the rogue, and his position not only slips with the admiralty but with this reader also. The only saving grace of the book is the performance of Rodska.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Keith 07-02-15
    Keith 07-02-15
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    "Romance"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would only recommend this to fans of the series. You have to listen to it to move the storyline ahead. It was slow moving and pretty boring. The romantic storyline did not seem plausible.


    What could Julian Stockwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Less high society drama.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Love stories narrated by Christian Rodska.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    russell Howe-Smith 04-10-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Not the best"

    More a series of related misadventures than a cohesive novel. Hoping the next one returns to previous form.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-25-15
    David Colorado Springs, CO, United States 03-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "A seafaring adventure series jumps the shark"

    Pseudo spoiler alert. I'd enjoyed the Kydd series up to this point, but this book devolved to a love story with only a smattering of adventure. Kydd is bitten deep by ambition, finds improbable love, throws it (and is career) away at the end for even lees probable love, and gets broken for it. Renzi has become a shell of the enjoyable character he was, still irritatingly in the "will he, won't he" phase with the ever present Cecilia who still manages to Inexplicably climb the social ladder despite having no means, family title or (ahem) husband. Oh yeah, three of the thirteen chapters contain a woefully undeveloped sea tale. This is the book where the author jumps the shark and loses me. There's more books in the series, but I won't waste my time with Kydd's 17th impossible climb from ruin while Renzi and Cecilia continue to play sycophantic fiddles.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    PLT 01-29-16
    PLT 01-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "You Can Skip this Book and Miss Nothing (Spoilers)"
    Would you try another book from Julian Stockwin and/or Christian Rodska?

    Yes, absolutely.


    What could Julian Stockwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not written it. It's like watching a slow-motion train wreck. Stay away from romance. The only character worth reading was thrown over for a simpering, vapid romantic interest. Needless to say, Kydd dug another hole that takes him the NEXT TWO books to dig out of.


    What about Christian Rodska’s performance did you like?

    Always entertaining. I still think he could make Renzi sound less like a fop.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Never.


    Any additional comments?

    Really, just skip it. You'll get the whole redux in the first chapter of the next book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Chip Miami Shores, FL, United States 06-14-15
    Chip Miami Shores, FL, United States 06-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A bit long & drawn out."

    A bit long and drawn out, but a very worthy read in the series. Lot's more shoreside romance an a bit less action than most of the other books in the series. Well read and a significant debelopment in the series.

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    "A worthy read but not a series highlight"

    The Kydd series is a very worthy addition to any fan of nautical or historical military fiction. This book contains a lot of the characteristics of the overall series including the well researched descriptions of 19th centurt life but for me at least doesn't quite hit the heights of some of the others. Kydd behaves just too much like a love-sick teenager and the action is more limited. Christian Rodska does his normal fine job and I love him as a narrator but romance probably isn't exactly his sweet spot.

    It's still worth reading and subsequent books return to form but it didn't quite reach the same heights for my tastes as most of the other books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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