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  • The Yellow Admiral | Patrick O'Brian

    The Yellow Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy. With the outbreak of peace in 1814, Aubrey fears being "yellowed" - that is, nominally promoted to the rank of admiral without a squadron to command. But Stephen Maturin returns from France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require an English navy. And just as Jack is dusting off his captain's hat, an urgent dispatch orders him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.

    Nick says: "another great story in the long line of great"
  • The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea | Walter Borneman

    The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King - The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Walter Borneman
    • Narrated By Brian Troxell
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    Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led the U.S. Navy to victory in World War II, establishing the United States as the world's greatest fleet. In The Admirals, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their story in full detail for the first time.

    Andy says: "war wasn't simpler 75 years ago"
  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus | Samuel Eliot Morison

    Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Samuel Eliot Morison
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
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    Admiral of the Ocean Sea is Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's classic biography of the greatest sailor of them all, Christopher Columbus. It is written with the insight, energy, and authority that only someone who had himself sailed in Columbus's path to the New World could muster. Morison undertook this expedition in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch, the dimensions of these craft roughly matching those of Columbus's Santa Maria and Nina.

    Curdy says: "Very detailed, not an easy one"
  • The Yellow Admiral: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Yellow Admiral: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    While surviving life-threatening adventures at sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin find life on land to be even more perilous. Aubrey has dimmed his prospects of an admiralty by his erratic voting in Parliament. He is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, when his mother-in-law ferrets out a trove of old personal letters. Fortunately, Maturin brings news that the Chileans need the two seafaring friends to train their navy.

    Constance says: "It's an Addiction"
  • The French Admiral | Dewey Lambdin

    The French Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    1781: Held by the British, the Chesapeake Bay port of Yorktown is under siege. Pounded by the American forces on land and the deadly warships of their French allies at sea, the once-proud city is aflame and near ruin. But on the horizon, the Royal Navy fleet, with heavily armed frigates, is poised to break through the French blockade. Aboard HMS Desperate, Midshipman Alan Lewrie sets his gunners to their lethal work firing broadsides of 24-pound shot at the enemy vessels.

    David says: "Great !!!!"
  • The Admiral's Heart: A Heroes of the Sea Novella | Danelle Harmon

    The Admiral's Heart: A Heroes of the Sea Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By Danelle Harmon
    • Narrated By Alan Kelly
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    England, 1774. Ten years have elapsed since Lady Philippa Ponsonby Hatfield made a painful sacrifice in giving up the dashing Royal Navy captain with whom she was desperately in love. In the years since, Sir Elliott Lord has gone on to become a famous admiral and hero of England, and now, fate throws them together once more at a glittering ball hosted by none other than Lucien de Montforte, the mighty duke of Blackheath...where love gets a second chance in this sweet and sexy short story.

    Victoria says: "Wonderful"
  • The Admiral's Daughter: A Thomas Kydd Adventure, Book 8 | Julian Stockwin

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    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.

  • Admiral Richard Byrd and the Hollow Earth | Dennis Crenshaw

    Admiral Richard Byrd and the Hollow Earth

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Dennis Crenshaw
    • Narrated By Dennis Crenshaw
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    In 1947 the explorer Richard Byrd flew to the South Pole, and when he returned, he is believed to have described finding an entrance to the center of the Earth. From there, people have speculated that people or creatures inhabit this space, flying out whenever they like, but having very little to do with those of us on the surface. None of these speculations is provable, but to date no one has a convincing argument backed by scientific evidence just what is at the center of the Earth, so the speculation Byrd initiated goes on.

  • The Admiral's Bride | Suzanne Brockmann

    The Admiral's Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Suzanne Brockmann
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
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    When six canisters of a lethal nerve agent are stolen from a military testing lab, Admiral Jake Robinson must recover the chemicals - by any means necessary. He defies convention and decides to infiltrate the compound where religious fanatics have stored the deadly toxin.

    BA in LA says: "Susan Brockman at her best!"
  • Admiral: Ned Yorke, Book 2 | Dudley Pope

    Admiral: Ned Yorke, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Dudley Pope
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Charles II returns from exile bringing with him unease to the Spanish Main. In this vivid description of seventeenth-century buccaneers, Ned Yorke, the leader and hero of the swashbuckling band are depended upon for the defense of Jamaica, fighting with captured Spanish guns. Daring raids on the Spanish seem inevitable, as Yorke sets out on the high seas to distant adventures on behalf of the King and his own honor.

  • Sterling Point Books: Admiral Richard Byrd: Alone in the Antarctic | Paul Rink

    Sterling Point Books: Admiral Richard Byrd: Alone in the Antarctic

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Paul Rink
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
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    Although less well known than his famous flight over the North Pole, Admiral Richard E. Byrd's adventures in Antarctica are just as remarkable. Wide-eyed youngsters will feel the excitement and danger as they learn about the isolated and tight little manned station where Byrd lived, separated from his crew; the temperatures that plunged to 60 degrees below zero; and Byrd's brush with death when a small stove he needed to keep warm - and stay alive - filled the air with carbon monoxide.

    Jane says: "Extraordinary feat of endurance"
  • The Admirals' Game | David Donachie

    The Admirals' Game

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Donachie
    • Narrated By Peter Wickham
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    1794. Lieutenant John Pearce is caught between a feuding trio of admirals. One puts him in a position of danger while another asks him to undertake a hazardous commission in order to protect his friends, the Pelicans. Meanwhile, Pearce is also trying to construct a perjury case against Admiral Ralph Barclay.

    Craig says: "Wow, where did Donachie go wrong???"
  • Biography: Admiral Bull Halsey | A&E Television Networks

    Biography: Admiral Bull Halsey

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By A&E Television Networks
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    This episode chronicles the turbulent life and times of the legendary World War II leader who fought toe-to-toe with the mighty Japanese Navy in the South Pacific. This profile recalls Halsey's spectacular carrier raids, great victory at Leyte Gulf, and his seaborne bombardment of the Japanese Islands.

    steve says: "Nothing to brag about"
  • The Real Hornblower: The Life and Times of Admiral Sir James Gordon

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bryan Perrett
    • Narrated By Ron Bottitta
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    In this thoroughly researched book the author argues convincingly that Forester's model was Adm. James Gordon, a flesh-and-blood hero of Nelson's navy. Gordon entered the Royal Navy as a semi-literate eleven-year-old and rose to become Admiral of the Fleet. He took part in major sea battles, frigate actions, single-ship duels, and operations far behind enemy lines. It was the fire of Gordon's ships against Fort McHenry that inspired the American national anthem.

  • Tilly's Pony Tails 2: Red Admiral | Pippa Funnell

    Tilly's Pony Tails 2: Red Admiral

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Pippa Funnell
    • Narrated By Clare Balding
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    Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too. Ever since she rescued Magic Spirit, Silver Shoe Farm has become her second home. Tilly has a special affinity with horses and at Silver Shoe, she's learning all the time, about riding, training, and caring for them. It's her idea of heaven! Tilly spends all her spare time at Silver Shoe Farm, where she's discovering more about horses than she ever thought possible.

  • The Navy Lark, Volume 12: The Admiral's Party | Laurie Wyman,George Evans

    The Navy Lark, Volume 12: The Admiral's Party

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 56 mins)
    • By Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    • Narrated By Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
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    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.

  • The Fate of Admiral Kolchak  | Peter Fleming

    The Fate of Admiral Kolchak 

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Peter Fleming
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley
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    In one year Admiral Kolchak fell from being Supreme Ruler of All the Russias to the victim of a show trial. This text traces his downfall, whilst providing a broader history of Russia in a time of crisis and revolutionary change.

  • The Yellow Admiral | Patrick O’Brian

    The Yellow Admiral

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick O’Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey. Even Jack’s exploits at sea turn sour in the storm waters off Brest. Worst of all, in the spring of 1814 peace breaks out. But Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with news that the Chileans require the service of English officers. Jack is savouring this reprieve for his career when he receives an urgent dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.

  • The Navy Lark, Volume 9: The Admiral's Inspection | Laurie Wyman,George Evans

    The Navy Lark, Volume 9: The Admiral's Inspection

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 51 mins)
    • By Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    • Narrated By Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
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    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.

  • Hotel Almirante [Admiral Hotel (Texto Completo)] | Marta Rivera de la Cruz

    Hotel Almirante [Admiral Hotel (Texto Completo)]

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Marta Rivera de la Cruz
    • Narrated By Adriana Sananes
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    Hotel Almirante reconstruye una apasionante y desgarradora historia de amor, al tiempo que se desarrolla la historia del hotel, desde su fundacíon en la segunda década del siglo 20 hasta los años de posguerra. El hotel siempre ha estado gobernado y organizado por mujeres, las Leal, que tienen en común un extraño don para la cocina y la incapacidad de conservar a los hombres que se van cruzando en su camino.

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