When she takes to sea to hunt the enemy, Lieutenant Hayden is immediately caught between a tyrannical captain and a crew pushed to the verge of mutiny. Disaffection turns to violence, and Hayden is torn between honour and duty, as the magnificent Royal Navy engages the French in a centuries-old struggle for power...
©2007 Sean Thomas Russell; (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
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.
First the reading was a delight with rich characterisation and there are few who can touch Nick Boulton in setting the tone of the times. When a voice combines with words in a way that delivers a sense of smell and taste, you know you are being transported and that is the joy of audio books.
If you like tales of the sea, if your heart quickens to the terminology that describes the goings on upon a naval ship of the line, if the smell of hemp and tar and salt takes you into a time and place, then you will not be dissapointed.
This book needs a followup like Hornblower so the adventure can continue. The ending did not promise a future read with any conviction but that in no way dilutes the tale.
So if you need prompting, 'let the Bos'n take the starter to you!'
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