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Publisher's Summary

The scene is Gibraltar, 1793. 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 and the chance of action.

©1969 Alexander Kent (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One of our foremost writers of naval fiction." ( Sunday Times, London)

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  • Dale
  • Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • 03-01-11

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!

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  • Al Smith
  • Fairport, NY United States
  • 01-10-18

superb

loved the book. writing is excellent . well told adventure . kept my attention and interest throughout

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  • Tom
  • Tex
  • 08-17-15

Compares well with Master and Commander series.

Would you listen to Form Line of Battle! again? Why?

No, but only because there are several more in the series and I am hooked.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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like your there on deck

alexander kent writes like he was there standing on the poop deck with bolitho. I look forward to hearing the rest of the books.

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SWASH THAT BUCKLE !!

CLASSIC KENT WITH HIS TRADEMARK ACTION SCENES AND PROBLEM SITUATIONS OVERCOME BY GUILE ,PLANNING AND COURAGE.
HIS CHARACTERS ARE NOT ONE DIMENSIONAL.,AMBITION CONFLICTS WITH DUTY TO KING AND COUNTRY .MEN DO WHAT THEY MUST DO IN THE BRITISH NAVY AT THE TIME OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.

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