King, Ship, and Sword

Alan Lewrie Series, Book 16
Narrated by: John Lee
Series: Alan Lewrie, Book 16
Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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December 1801. The Peace of Amiens end the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte's France, but Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is appalled by its consequences. First, he's been in the Navy since 1780 (most unwillingly, most of the time!) and at sea for the better part of nine years, since 1793, so what is a dashing and successful frigate captain to do with himself, if he's ashore on half-pay, and if so, for how long?

Second, and even worse, is where will Lewrie twiddle his thumbs and be bored to death until the war begins again, as he's sure it will? Will he idle in expensive, exciting London, or go home to his rented farm in Anglesgreen in Surrey, and rejoin his wife and in-laws who (mostly) despise him like the Devil hates Holy Water, where he knows as much of agriculture and animal husbandry as his two pet cats do of celestial navigation?

When war breaks out again in May of 1803, Lewrie has fresh orders, a new frigate, and a chance to punish and pursue the French, but it's no longer for duty or king and country - now it's personal!

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Stop what you're doing and start this series.

If you haven't heard of Alan "Mine Arse on a Band-box" Lewrie, you my friend, are missing out! The series is fantastic, with humor, and heros. Bad decisions mixed with bad luck. People might say Alan is a bad guy. I'd probably agree with them. Yet sometimes a protagonist like Alan comes along with the right mix of good hearted intentions, along side an optimistic attitude, next thing you know you start to find them endearing. Read more and you're cheering for ol Alan Lewrie. You'll also find yourself cringing with some of his decisions. It would make me laugh out loud, and later on I'd find my heartstrings strummed. This was the series I had been looking for, I just didn't know it.

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