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Brewer's Revenge

Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Series: Lt. Brewer, Book 2
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Admiral Horatio Hornblower has given Commander William Brewer captaincy of the captured pirate sloop El Dorado.

Now under sail as the HMS Revenge, its new name suits Brewer's frame of mind perfectly. He lost many of his best men in the engagement that seized the ship, and his new orders are to hunt down the pirates who have been ravaging the trade routes of the Caribbean sea. But Brewer will face more than one challenge before he can confront the pirate known as El Diabolito. His best friend and ship's surgeon, Dr. Spinelli, is taking dangerous solace in alcohol as he wrestles with demons of his own.

The new purser, Mr. Allen, may need a lesson in honest accounting. Worst of all, Hornblower has requested that Brewer take on a young ne'er-do-well, Noah Simmons, to remove him from a recent scandal at home. At 23, Simmons is old to be a junior midshipman, and as a wealthy man's son he is unaccustomed to working, taking orders, or suffering privations.

William Brewer will need to muster all his resources to ready his crew for their confrontation with the Caribbean's most notorious pirate. In the process, he'll discover the true price of command.

©2018 James Keffer (P)2019 Michael James

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A Wonderful Adventure

I had a friend who recommended that I listen to a book narrated by Nigel Peever. I checked out his narrations and this story instantly grabbed my attention. This audiobook is enhanced with sound effects. I quite enjoyed them and made the story more "3D." Peever has such a range of distinct voices that you feel you are listening to a multi cast production. I already have another book of his lined up because he is so talented.

The story itself was fabulous. It was fast paced from start to finish and an amazing Caribbean adventure, with pirates. If you love historical fiction, Pirates of the Caribbean or similar stories, I believe you will really enjoy this book. I only found out after listening that it was a second in a series. I had no idea. It reads like a complete stand alone. If that is your hold up with trying it, do not let that stop you. This story and the narration are very well matched.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Epic Tale

I would not have picked this book up if it were not for the narrator. Nigel Peever is one of my absolute favorite narrators because he turns every book into an entire production. Brewer’s Revenge is an epic tale of piracy on the high seas and is not my usual chosen reading, but true to form Mr. Peever made it quite pleasant to listen to. I hate giving too much away, but I must say that I came to think of the door as its own character, and it even made me chuckle at times. Also, the battle scenes were amazing. There were often times that I wanted to duck myself even knowing I was sitting safely in my living room.

As for the story, it is second in a series, but other than some background on the characters, I do not feel that I missed anything from not reading the first in the Hornblower Legacy series. I do wish that there had been a bit more of the love story, but then again, I may not be the typical targeted audience.

I’m glad I was given the opportunity to read this book as I would not have picked it up on my own and I love expanding my reading horizons.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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A Wonderful Adventure

This was a wonderful listen of high seas adventure! Know that this is an enhanced story, meaning it has sound effects. If you don't like that type of audiobook then pass this one by, though you'll be missing out. However if you enjoy audiobooks with enhancements then you need to hear this one! There's action, adventure, battle and a plenty of nautical nostalgia. The narration by Nigel Peever was awesomely done. I love Mr. Peever's narrations and this one does not disappoint! His sound effects, voices and emotions truly make this a highly entertaining escape from life. This is a wonderful listen that I will be recommending to my friends.

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Book, Excellent Narration

This book was provided free of charge by the author for a review.
Wow, the story & writing is top notch , the Narration is also excellent.
This book will keep you listening , I am adding this author to my list & look forward to reading more of his writing.

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This is an excellent story!

The writing and narration are both fantastic in this tale of the open seas complete with pirates and ocean battles. How can you not love that?

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excellent performance of a sea adventure

First off, I want to give this type of audiobook a big thumbs up. There is a nostalgic feeling to this that harkens one back to the days of radio dramas. This is NOT a straight reading but a reading performance complete with sound effects and distinctive voices. If you haven't tried this type of audiobook, I highly recommend it.

This book is a great match to this type of format as the historical sea adventure melds really well with a performance versus a straight reading. I haven't read the first book in this series but I didn't have any problem knowing immediately what was going on. James Keffer writes a solid adventure but also fleshes out the personalities of the characters involved.

Nigel Peever is a highly skilled narrator who is very well suited to this type of audiobook. I think he would do well in a straight reading also but he really shines in this full performance format. He is in my top five narrators of all time. I admit, I'm a big fan of each character having their own voice and Peever excels at this.

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brewers revenage was a good high seas radventure

Brewer had been attacked by a pirate that had killed his captain on a ship that he had sailed on. now it was time to pay the pirate back. the author and narrator pulled this story together really well. I enjoyed the special effects of the story.

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  • 04-01-19

Exceptional Performance and Story

This was more than just an audiobook. It was a full performance including sound effects and music when appropriate. The narrator did an awesome job delineating the various characters which not only consisted of male and female but also British, Cuban, French and other noticeable accents. I am still trying to figure out how he managed the group responses.

I highly recommend this book.

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Good narration

A rip-roaringly good tale that captures your attention from the get go. If you've never heard about Horatio Hornblower or any other characters from his world, you'll enjoy this tale a lot. And it even comes with sound effects and other little goodies. You'll definitely enjoy the guy telling the story. So, when you get a chance pick up a copy of the audio version, or the book and enjoy.

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Disappointing sea story

With so many wonderful models to choose from, it is hard to imagine how the author could have missed the mark so badly!

Childishly simple narrative, bewilderingly predictable, in which the author never let a cliche pass by unused. Historical details are sketchy at best.

And, was there ever a captain who would have tolerated that squeaking door after the first time it opened?

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  • Daddy Bear
  • 04-11-19

Absolutely Fantastic

A totally thrilling and enjoyable listen. With Nigel’s excellent narration married together with authentic sound effects and music, this production is a must.
It’s fantastic

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-19

Good story and excellently presented

Very entertaining story and extremely well presented by the narrator, Nigel Peever. Characters are skilfully brought to life by Nigel, who has an entertaining and pleasant manner throughout the book. I highly recommend this title and look forward to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Deedra
  • 05-10-19

Brewer's Revenge

Wow!Excellent book!The writing was good,the story was interesting and I liked the likable characters. Nigel Peever blows it out of the briney with his wonderful naration! I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Naomi Sharman
  • 05-06-19

Fast paced story, narrated fantastically!

Even though I'd never listened to any of this series before, I was still able to understand and enjoy the story. I really liked the sound-effects and music and the narrator was fantastic! I really enjoyed it.

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  • Serenity
  • 04-04-19

Adventure on the open sea

First sea faring swashbuckling book and it was a good story, it moved at a nice pace with some good characters.

Well narrated by Nigel, with some interesting accents. I found that the sound effects enhanced the story and added to the drama.

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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  • Simon Gibson
  • 04-09-19

Life Aboard HMS Revenge Hunting Pirates

This is an audio performance of this swashbuckling novel set aboard HMS Revenge in Caribbean waters following the Napoleonic Wars in the early 19th century. Our central character, the newly promoted Captain Brewer, protégé of Horatio Hornblower, is a likeable chap. We are treated to the daily workings of his ship and crew as well as colonial politics. The action is centred around the hunt for pirates in the Caribbean Sea. This is a well written tale with well rounded characters we have empathy for. The narration was adequate if a little too slow for me, I increased the replay speed to compensate a little.

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  • JEYCEE
  • 04-06-19

Brewer's Revenge

The story is mainly about Captain Brewer, with a subplot around the midshipmen. It feels like a part of a series, but still standalone enough to be entertaining

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