• Reefs and Shoals

  • Alan Lewrie Series, Book 18
  • By: Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (128 ratings)

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Reefs and Shoals

By: Dewey Lambdin
Narrated by: John Lee
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Pity poor Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy! He's been wind-muzzled for weeks in Portsmouth, snugly tucked into a warm shore bed with lovely, and loving, Lydia Stangbourne, a Viscount's daughter, and beginning to enjoy indulging his idle streak, when Admiralty tears Lewrie away and order him to the Bahamas, into the teeth of ferocious winter storms. It's enough to make a rakehell such as he weep and kick furniture!   

At least his new orders allow Lewrie to form a small squadron from what ships he can dredge up at Bermuda and New Providence and hoist his first broad pendant, even if it is the lesser version, and style himself a Commodore.  

Lewrie is to scour the shores of Cuba and Spanish Florida, the Keys and the Florida Straits in search of French and Spanish privateers which have been taking British merchantmen at an appalling rate, and call upon neutral American seaports to determine if privateers are getting aid and comfort from that quarter. Lewrie is to be "Diplomatic". Diplomatic? Lewrie? Not bloody likely!   

To solve the problem and find the answers will put Lewrie in touch with old friends, old foes, and more frustration than a dog has fleas. As usual, though, Captain Alan Lewrie will find his own unique way to fulfill his duties, and in the doing, find some fun in his own irrepressible manner!

©2011 Dewey Lambdin (P)2020 Tantor

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Keeps Getting Better and Better

Although a little bit slower to the action, Reefs and Shoals didn’t miss the target as an exceptional installment to the Alan Lewrie series. John Lee performed another masterful narration and has created the Alan Lewrie persona. A great read or listen for anyone and has primed the pan for the next step in Lewrie’s adventures!

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#18, Do Carry On!

If you made it this far, then you know all about Alan Lewrie and his adventures. Do carry-on!
This one is fairly spread in story Lambdin is even more descriptive in this novel showing his writer’s maturity.
The story shows Alan as a very experienced and more confident captain now with his first broad pennant.
This is the first time I’ve been able to hear that voice of John Lee starting to age a bit. It will catch you off guard at first, but the masterful orator carries you through the characters and adventure flawlessly as always.
Do carry-on!