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  • Hawke

  • By: Ted Bell
  • Narrated by: John Shea
  • Length: 16 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,449
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,344
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,333

Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excelent

  • By Steve on 02-25-18

military inaccuracies take away from a good story.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-16-18

Loved the main character and would have loved to continue following him through what I'm sure will be many books but the authors seeming complete lack of knowledge about the military made the last third of this book almost enough to make me quit this book. Some of the things took me so far out of the story it was a struggle to continue. The reader has great range, does very good accents. But his choice for one character stokes, was ridiculous and took me out of the story whenever stokes was talking. Good book, that could have been great with some homework from the author.

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