Thomas Kydd
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  • 1

    Kydd

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (22)
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    (22)
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    1793 and Europe is ablaze with war. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all that he goes through in danger of tempest and battle he comes to admire the skills and courage of the seamen - taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor.

    Marc says: "Almost another Hornblower"
    Almost another Hornblower
    Reviewed on August 24 2014 by Marc ()
  • 2

    Artemis

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (16)
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    This second naval adventure follows the life of Thomas Paine Kydd who sails into Portsmouth a hero after a ferocious battle against the French. Soon the sea beckons and Kydd sets off aboard his beloved Artemis for another adventure.

    BrotherDave says: "Excellent Adventure"
    Excellent Adventure

    Yes - it is a captivating listen - full of excitement, adventure, and feeling. Christian Rodska delivers a sublime narration - brings all of the chara..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2014 by BrotherDave (NC)
  • 3

    Seaflower

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (10)
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    It is two years since Thomas Paine Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the 'Duke William'. Now, with his friend Nicholas Renzi and crew members from the 'Artemis', Tom is a shipwrecked sailor back in the land of his birth.

    Marc says: "Great Listen"
    Great Listen


    I believe I'm starting to like these better then Hornblower. I like the stories about the Average Joes of the world.

    Reviewed on September 10 2014 by Marc ()
  • 4

    Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    Kydd, to win the heart of a lady, volunteers to join a mission to Venice to rescue a diplomat fleeing over the Alps in the wake of Bonaparte's victories. When he returns to England he finds himself involved in the Mutiny at the Nore.

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  • 5

    Quarterdeck

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Thomas Kydd was promoted to acting lieutenant at the bloody Battle of Camperdown in October 1797. Now he must sit an exam to confirm his rank or face an inglorious return before the mast.

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  • 6

    Tenacious

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Kydd is in Halifax when Tenacious is summoned to join Horatio Nelson on an urgent reconnaissance mission. However, Bonaparte evades the British ships, sailing towards Egypt, which holds the key to the route to India.

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  • 7

    Command

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (7)
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    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.

    Dennis says: "I enjoy the series they do get better"
    I enjoy the series they do get better

    I have enjoyed each book so far and look forward to finding out how it will all end

    Reviewed on May 31 2014 by Dennis (FORT PIERCE, FL, United States)
  • 8

    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.

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  • 9

    Treachery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Thomas Kydd has dragged himself up in the navy from press-ganged seaman to captain of his own ship. Now he faces disgrace. After offending a general and suffering a personal tragedy, Kydd is sent to guard the Channel Islands. His career in tatters, he then makes a terrible enemy on his own side. When he is brutally betrayed off the Normandy coast, only his old friend, Renzi, is willing to stick by him.

    John says: "JohnJye"
    JohnJye

    The purchase and listening of the book was both pleasant and
    satisfying

    Reviewed on May 12 2010 by John (Cessnock, NSW, Australia)
  • 10

    Invasion

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    (8)
    Story
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    Napoleon’s forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd’s ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor.

    John says: "JohnJye"
    JohnJye

    Like the previous book by the same author I enjoyed it greatly
    and I find the listening to the Narrator of these audio books
    very good.

    Reviewed on May 12 2010 by John (Cessnock, NSW, Australia)
  • 11

    Victory

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Commander Thomas Kydd is eager to play his part in thwarting Bonaparte’s plans for the invasion of England. Joining Admiral Nelson’s command, Kydd and his ship soon find themselves at the heart of the action that leads up to the famous clash of the mighty British and French fleets at Trafalgar.Kydd’s journey takes him from false sightings of the enemy and dramatic chases across the Atlantic, to the bloody annihilation of the enemy during the actual battle, and the heroic aftermath.

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  • 12

    Conquest

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar removed the spectre of invasion and England is now free to seek conquests and colonies in the furthest reaches of the world. Captain Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town, a strategic imperative to secure the rich trade-route to India. But even if the British can defeat the enemy and take possession of the capital, there is still more fighting to be done.

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  • 13

    Betrayal

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
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    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Cape Colony is proving a tiresome assignment for Captain Kydd's daring commander-in-chief. Rumours of popular unrest in the Spanish colonies and of a treasure hoard spur him to assemble a makeshift invasion fleet and launch a bold attack on the capital of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Buenos Aires. Navigating the treacherous bars and mud flats of the river, the British invasion force lands and wins a battle against improbable odds, taking the capital and the silver. But nothing is as simple as it seems here....

    Dennis says: "Life is full of surpises"
    Life is full of surpises

    I liked all of the main characters and the storyline was very interesting

    Reviewed on July 17 2014 by Dennis (FORT PIERCE, FL, United States)