Richard Bolitho
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    Stand into Danger | Alexander Kent

    Stand into Danger

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    Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

    A Patrick O'Brian Rival?

    As a great Patrick O'Brian fan I am excited to find the offerings of Alexander Kent on Audible. This is a good yarn from a talented writer who obvious..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2012 by Pat (Ireland)
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    In Gallant Company | Alexander Kent

    In Gallant Company

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    New York, 1777. As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the Navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Caught up in the turmoil, junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentous decisions in the heat of battle, decisions that will affect the lives of many men, and perhaps the outcome of history.

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    Sloop of War | Alexander Kent

    Sloop of War

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    As the French enter the American War of Independence, young Richard Bolitho is given command of the fast, well-armed sloop Sparrow. He has a chance to prove his ability, but danger threatens - as real and deadly as the enemy itself.

    British Ship off the US coast 1778

    This my third Kent book and I understand this is the 5th book in the series. So far Audible is not carrying all of them. This book provided a differ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2012 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    To Glory We Steer | Alexander Kent

    To Glory We Steer

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    January 1782, Portsmouth. His Britannic Majesty's frigate Phalarope is ordered to the assistance of the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander - Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for. But beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship - her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands driven to near mutiny by senseless ill treatment.

    Steer your way to this one.

    Hooray !!
    Four more British Navy novels in the tradition of Patrick O'Brian/Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower.They are in time sequence:To Glory..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 25 2013 by Mike garman ()
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    Command a King's Ship | Alexander Kent

    Command a King's Ship

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    Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace - but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard Bolitho would have cause to remember his admiral's words: 'The task I am giving you would be better handled by a squadron'.

    A trip to the East Indies

    I love a good sea story. I had finished reading all the Patrick O'Brien books and started on C. S. Forester, now I have discovered Alexander Kent. He..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 15 2013 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Form Line of Battle! | Alexander Kent

    Form Line of Battle!

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    The gathering might of revolutionary France prepares to engulf Europe in another bloody war. As in the past, Britain will stand or fall by the fighting power of her fleet. For Richard Bolitho, the renewal of hostilities means a fresh command.

    Great Listen

    I've read this book a score of times since high school, but the reader made it come alive again. Can't wait to listen to others in the series!

    Reviewed on March 01 2011 by Dale (Chattanooga, TN, United States)
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    Enemy in Sight | Alexander Kent

    Enemy in Sight

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    The Mediterranean, 1793. Despite Britain's successes, the outcome of the sea war is still in the balance. As soon as his ship's refit is completed, Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to join the blockade off the French coast.

    Enemy in Sight is "OUT OF SIGHT"!!

    Exciting page turner.I found myself driving around just to hear more.Patrick O Brian and Jack Aubrey,CS Forester and Horatio Hornblower are great list..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 25 2011 by Mike garman ()
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    The Flag Captain | Alexander Kent

    The Flag Captain

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    April 1797, Falmouth Bay. As France continues her bitter struggle for supremacy on land and sea, the Royal Navy receives a crippling blow at home: the Great Mutiny. Returning home after eighteen months' continuous service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the centre of the crisis. And his new commander, it seems, is a man who will brook no interference...

    Fighting the French

    This series is written by Alexander Kent a pseudonym of Douglas Deeman, who is a well known writer of Royal Navy stories from 1700 to the 1940’s. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2014 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Success to the Brave | Alexander Kent

    Success to the Brave

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    Spring 1802. Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty to receive his orders for a difficult and thankless mission.... The recent Peace of Amiens is already showing signs of strain as old enemies wrangle over colonies won and lost during the war. In the little 64-gun Achates, Bolitho sails west for the Caribbean, to hand over the island of San Felipe to the French. But diplomacy is not enough.

    Recently released Titles fill in the Gaps!

    More of the Bolitho puzzle has been solved in this book!
    How Belinda came to be with Richard, how their child was born.
    Importantly, how Adam ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2013 by Ray (Rockhampton, Australia)
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    Colours Aloft | Alexander Kent

    Colours Aloft

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    Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of the Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the Peace of Amiens in ruins, he must leave the safety of Falmouth. What lies ahead is the grim reality of war at close quarters - where Bolitho will be called upon to anticipate the overall intention of the French fleet. But the battle has also become a personal vendetta between himself and the French admiral who formerly sailed the Argonaute.

    Very disappointing

    I'm afraid not. I've enjoyed his Bolitho series but this one is quite boring, with long asides about Bolitho's nostalgia for his wife and his feelings..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2014 by Rollin (Cholula, Mexico)
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    Honour this Day | Alexander Kent

    Honour this Day

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    September 1804: England stands alone against France and the fleets of Spain, anticipating invasion. Vice-admiral Richard Bolitho has his own troubles to settle at home too. But his time on land is broken by an urgent summons from the King. Once more Bolitho hoists his flag above the veteran 74-gun ship Hyperion and sets sail - this time with a new squadron headed for the Caribbean.

    Another Jayston Success!

    Once again, Michael Jayston's reading is superb!
    So much so that I am hesitant to purchase the latest from Alexander Kent because Michael is not ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2012 by Ray (Rockhampton, Australia)
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    The Only Victor | Alexander Kent

    The Only Victor

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    In February, 1806, the frigate carrying Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho drops anchor off the shores of southern Africa. Bolitho's instructions are to assist in hastening the campaign in Africa where an expeditionary force is attempting to recapture Cape Town from the Dutch. Bolitho is still brooding over the loss of his flagship, and hi socntinuing personal troubles are only brightened by his love for Catherine, Lady Somervell.

    Good Naval Fiction

    If you can't get enough of Forester's Hornblower and O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin series, the Alexander Kent Bolhito Novels are a great addition. I would..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 27 2005 by J. Renton (Oakland, CA USA)
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    Beyond the Reef | Alexander Kent

    Beyond the Reef

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    In March 1808, as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there. Setting aside his bitter memories and the anguish of a friendship betrayed, Bolitho takes passage in the ill-fated Golden Plover. With him sail others commanded by duty and lured by danger - and those who wish only to escape.

    Good Story brought to life by a great Narrator

    I never cease to find Alexander Kent's stories interesting! This tale gives the listener deeper insights into the Characters that we have grown to adm..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2012 by Ray (Rockhampton, Australia)
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    The Darkening Sea | Alexander Kent

    The Darkening Sea

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    Returning to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho attains an all too brief respite from war and politics. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America - threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, Bolitho’s thoughts are of his own - and the Navy’s - past. Both Nelson and Collingwood died in their country’s service.

    Please List In Sequence!

    The Book is great but please, please let the listener know the order in which a series needs to be listened to. Kent just writes books, great books i..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 01 2014 by Brodie (Mornington, Australia)
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    For My Country's Freedom | Alexander Kent

    For My Country's Freedom

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    It is 1811, and in this, the 22nd Richard Bolitho novel, Alexander Kent's sensitive and compassionate hero is recalled to duty after only two and a half months' peace in Cornwall with his beloved Catherine.

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    Cross of St George | Alexander Kent

    Cross of St George

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    It is February 1813. With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action.

    Simply outstanding.

    Anyone who has read the Richard Bolitho series will agree that Alexander Kent (real name--Douglas E. Reeman) is on a par with any naval fiction writer..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2010 by Mike ()
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    Relentless Pursuit | Alexander Kent

    Relentless Pursuit

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    Relentless Pursuit is the freshest Bolitho novel in years, with Adam spending as much time engaging British enemies in the 46-gun frigate Unrivalled as he does contemplating the complex morality of the duties he must perform. Sent to Sierra Leone, Adam and his powerful ship add strength to the British squadron attempting to halt the slave trade. Aggravating this volatile situation is the Dey of Algiers, looking for total war.

    Good but....

    Have listened to several of Mr Kent's sailing adventures & have enjoyed them...! However this was NOT one of his better efforts. Maybe it was the re..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2012 by Dennis (Seattle, WA, United States)
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    In the King's Name | Alexander Kent

    In the King's Name

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    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    It is 1819, and Captain Adam Bolitho is ordered once again to Freetown in West Africa with secret orders for the senior officer there. The slave trade has been outlawed by many nations, but a hundred thousand slaves are still shipped out annually, the profit for slavers considered worth the risk of interception by the Royal Navy. For Adam, newly married and as fiery as ever, Africa will bring reunions and unexpected allies, and a treachery that wears the mask of friendship, and threatens the very heart of all he loves.

    Just plain bad

    I have just finished Cross of St George and In the King's Name.
    Before I say more, I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho
    series a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 18 2012 by A User ()