Enemy in Sight

Narrated by: Michael Jayston
Series: Richard Bolitho, Book 12
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (212 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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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 listens that I highly reccomend, but Alexander Kent and the narrator,Michael Jayston...WOW !! They really give you your money's worth from the get go.Interesting characters,multiple exciting battle scenes....a genuine "feel" for life at sea during the Napoleonic wars.
It is such a treasure to find books like this to listen to.Trust me.If this sounds like your cup of tea,you will quickly exhaust the remaining Alexander Kent titles and THEN move on to CS Forrester and Patrick O'Brian if you haven't already............AUDIBLE !!Get us more stuff like this !!

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Enemy in Sight

This was my first Alexander Kent book. It was great and so was Michael Jayston's narration. I am now going to see if Audible has the first in this series and see if I can read them in order. The 1790 sea stories are my favorite period. Kent did a super job with the battle scenes, I felt as if I was right in the middle of it.

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GREAT BOOK

I'm a very BIG fan of Alexander Kent's book. these books take you on an adventure that won't let you stop reading.
Please get more of Alexander Kent'S books, I'll buy each one.
As a lover of these type of books, Alexander Kent's novals are the first to make a character come so real that you can feel his pains and thoughts.
Truely amazing books.

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Outstanding!

Once again another awesome story that keeps you entranced the entire time and occasionally ducking when the cannons roar and the metal starts to fly!

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Captain Bolitho overcomes the odds yet again...

This man should have been an Admiral two books back... the author again does not disappoint... Bolitho has incredible luck and skill at sea and yet incredibly poor luck while on shore... you really have to feel for the man...

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  • Simon
  • 02-04-20

A Banging Triumph!

I have been binging on this series but this will be my last for a little while, after a few in succession the formula becomes a little more obvious. However, this is an absolute cracker with tons of action as Bolitho comes up against a particularly cunning enemy, This really has it all with huge battles, intriguing tactics, some of the characters we've come to love and it wouldn't be Bolitho without an element of tragedy. Michael Jayston is a joy to listen to as he voices the stern Bolitho, portly rear admirals, the massive presence of Allday and a myriad others in a performance that simply purrs with quality. This one also sees the return of one or two old characters with huge effects and completes a couple of major story arcs that have run in and out the series. If you are wondering if it is worth reading just one more for now . . . the answer is most emphatically YES!

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  • Simon
  • 07-17-19

Richard Bolitho is a warm and human characters brought alive by this historical novel he is well written

A great naval yarn with is a part of a long sequence. Well worth reading the others first. Kent clearly knows the sea and its seasons well his characters are strong and well written. I would highly recommend this book

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  • simpot
  • 04-10-17

A smashing book

A good old yarn of sea warfare, much to keep the listener entertained, a tale of hardy folk.

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  • brian
  • 05-25-16

very discriptive

very good reading keeps one interested all the way through to the point that you cant turn it off enjoyed this book.
Alexander Kent puts the story over so well with the voice changing for the different caricters.
will only purchase books read by Alexander Kent.
wonderful story's if you like old navel traditions when the ships were under sail.
and now on to the next one.

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  • Devondiver
  • 02-17-15

Cracking Adventure

A well written book that takes you to a number of theatres of war which culminates in a graphic description of a sea battle that has you sitting on the edge of your seat.