Raise anchor! Listen to more of Alan Lewrie's nautical adventures.
©2002 Dewey Lambdin; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
"The lively pace and white-knuckle battle scenes should make this another winner." (Publishers Weekly)
If you are are nautical fiction fan, you won't be disappointed with this audiobook. The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life with a variety of accents -British, American, French, Jamaican etc. As an avid reader of this genre, there is no comparison to P. O'Brian's masterpieces but this is a good adventure that will give you a glimpse of life in the Royal Navy in the late 1700s. The only compliant I had with this one is that I felt as if I had intruded into the middle of the author's character development for Captain Lewrie. This was indeed the 10th book in the series for this character! Wish audible would have started with the first one.
Dewey Lambdin helps to fill the void left by the passing of Patrick O'Brien. His adventures (and misadventures) of Alan Lewrie, RN ring a familiar note for the die hard devotee of the Royal Navy and the exploits of its officers and men during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic period. I think what makes reading these stories particularly enjoyable is the knowledge that no matter how audacious the actions of the heroes, they are usually based on events that actually happened and were recorded in logs and diaries by the officers who participated in them.
Great fun! A good swashbuckling yarn. I ended up doing a lot of googling about yellow fever, Hati, and other historical materials discussed in the book. I didn't really like the start of the book, but then got into it in a serious way. I wish there were more of Lambdin's books on audible. John Lee does a very good job of narrating.
Probably not as I never "reread" a book.
I have listened to all the lewrie books on tape and have read some of the others. I wish audible would have all the books on tape.
I like nautical fiction, but I found myself disinterested in the story because of the main characters rather unrepetant adultery. There are times I don't mind this trope- If the ex is a shrew, but I don't want to read about good people being cheated on. I couldn't finish.
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