Richard Bolitho
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  • 1

    Midshipman Bolitho

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    Midshipman Bolitho brings together two stories about the young midshipman. In Richard Bolitho � Midshipman, sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for any of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

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    Band of Brothers

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  • 3

    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.

    Pat says: "A Patrick O'Brian Rival?"
    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

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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

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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.

    Jean says: "British Ship off the US coast 1778"
    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

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    January 1782, Porstmouth. 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.

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    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'.

    Jean says: "A trip to the East Indies"
    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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    Passage to Mutiny

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    October 1789, New South Wales, and into Sydney, capital of Britain's infant colony, sails the frigate Tempest. She is one of His Majesty's ships employed in policing the new southern trade routes. Her captain is Richard Bolitho, who hopes to be ordered home to England. Instead he is dispatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea, where he must face hazards of fickle winds, pirates, and savage islanders.

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  • 9

    With All Despatch

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    Spring 1792. A troubled peace with France means that even a frigate captain as famous as Richard Bolitho is forced to swallow his pride and visit the Admiralty daily to plead for a ship. But, as the clouds of war begin to rise once more over the Channel, all he is offered is command of three topsail cutters. His task is to track down deserters, but the 'Brotherhood' he comes up against are brutal and dangerous.

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  • 10

    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.

    Dale says: "Great Listen"
    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)
  • 11

    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.

    Mike says: "Enemy in Sight is "OUT OF SIGHT"!!"
    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 (New Cumberland, PA, United States)
  • 12

    The Flag Captain

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  • 13

    Signal, Close Action!

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  • 14

    The Inshore Squadron

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  • 15

    A Tradition of Victory

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  • 16

    Success to the Brave

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  • 17

    Colours Aloft!

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  • 18

    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.

    Ray says: "Another Jayston Success!"
    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)
  • 19

    The Only Victor

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    • By Alexander Kent
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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.

    J. Renton says: "Good Naval Fiction"
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  • 20

    Beyond the Reef

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    • By Alexander Kent
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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.

    Ray says: "Good Story brought to life by a great Narrator"
    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)
  • 21

    The Darkening Sea

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    • By Alexander Kent
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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.

    Brodie says: "Please List In Sequence!"
    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)
  • 22

    For My Country's Freedom

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    • By Alexander Kent
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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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  • 23

    Cross of St George

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    • By Alexander Kent
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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.

    Mike says: "Simply outstanding."
    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 ()
  • 24

    Sword of Honour

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  • 25

    Second to None

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    On the eve of Waterloo, a sense of finality and cautious hope pervade a nation wearied by decades of war. But peace will present its own challenges to Adam Bolitho, captain of His Majesty's Ship Unrivalled, as many of his contemporaries face the prospect of discharge. The life of a frigate captain is always lonely, even more so for Adam, mourning the death of his uncle.

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    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.

    Craig Walker says: "After Sir Ricahrd, the story seems redundant."
    After Sir Ricahrd, the story seems redundant.

    The series was exciting through the eyes of Richard Bolotho from the begining, even with the missing Audible volumes. At least you could follow the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 24 2014 by Craig Walker (Camarillo, California, USA)
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    Man of War

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    Heart of Oak

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  • 29

    In the King's Name

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    • By Alexander Kent
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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.

    David says: "Just plain bad"
    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 David (PORT RICHEY, FL, United States)