I wasn't expecting this to live up to Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series,let alone Patrick Tull's magnificent narration, but I needed to feed my ..Show More »nautical fiction habit somehow. Maybe in later books Pearce performs heroic feats worthy of his predecessors in the genre, but not in this one. What a wimp!
I have read or listened to, almost every Royal Navy series out there and enjoyed the first three Donachie (Pierce) novels. However, this book felt lik..Show More »e 20 middle chapter in a much larger work. Unfortunately, those 20 chapters did very little to forward the story (imo) and were mind numbingly boring.
I don't have any problems with long charter development books (like Post Captain) but this one was utterly without action and suspense.
I hope the next Pierce novel is better and actually has some amount of sea-born action or I'll be forced to give up on the series. PLEASE let the next novel be better!
I'm having a hard time wanting to continue with the series as the books are predictable and charters boring. I literally want to b*tch-slap John Piece..Show More » half the time while reading... oh well... Master and Commander this is not!