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HMS Nightingale Audiobook

HMS Nightingale: Alexis Carew, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

For Lieutenant Alexis Carew, it should be the perfect assignment - a command of her own and a chance to return to her home star system.

What she finds is a surly crew, the dregs of every frigate and ship of the line to pass through on the way to the war's front, a first officer who thinks the command should have been his, and colonial worlds where they believe a girl's place is somewhere very different than command of a Queen's starship. Add to that the mysterious disappearances of ships vital to the war effort and an old enemy who seems intent on convincing her he's changed.

Then there's the mongoose with an unnatural affinity for her boots.

©2016 J.A. Sutherland (P)2017 J.A. Sutherland

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    John K. 02-02-17
    John K. 02-02-17 Member Since 2013
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    "great story!"

    I am really enjoying the series, and am looking forward to the next installment. The author has managed to mix historical sailing ship warfare with a space yarn and a current understanding of the trials and tribulations a warrior faces after battle. H e also has created a strong female lead with out diminishing the male characters around her. For that, most of all, I say thank you....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Glen Gaines Flagstaff, AZ USA 02-02-17
    Glen Gaines Flagstaff, AZ USA 02-02-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Excellent again!"
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    Book four of this series is again excellent. In this book, Alexis Carew is in command of her own ship. Of course, she has been taken command before, in combat. This time, she was given command. Her crew was not what she is use to. She has to work hard to gain their loyalty, while accomplishing her mission. Alexis Carew is my hero!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rod 02-02-17
    Rod 02-02-17

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    "Great series, awesome narration"

    Really enjoyed this book the narration is wonderful and the story intriguing. Please keep them coming!

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    MikeFarr San Rafael, CA 01-30-17
    MikeFarr San Rafael, CA 01-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "How long till the next one?"
    Would you listen to HMS Nightingale again? Why?

    Yes, because I binged it too fast.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Alexis takes a horrible crew and starts reforging them. With fits and starts it's a messy process. I like that Alexis is not perfect and her PTSD is showing through. She is still way too hard on herself and I'd like to see her grow a bit more in that area. I really like how she questions her own feelings and censors herself. I like how she makes hard decisions.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Klett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ms. Klett is one of the few female readers who pulls off male characters well. I love her British accents and can imagine anyone taking over the series.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A Ship of Her Own. Alexis is on her own and it's so wonderful how she asserts authority.


    Any additional comments?

    I want more.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne D 03-26-17
    Wayne D 03-26-17 Member Since 2016

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    "A must listen to book."

    The story is well written and Elizabeth Klett's voice fits this story perfectly. We wait somewhat patiently for the next adventure Lt. Carew and the crew of HMS Nightingale will find themselves in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberley Gorum 02-02-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great"

    Absolutely great book if you like nautical fiction. I am already looking forward to to book # 5

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    RightOnTarget 05-26-17 Member Since 2005
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    "Becoming a favorite"

    This series is becoming a favorite of mine. Alexis seems like a child of Jack Aubrey and Honor Harrington. Looking forward to the next.

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    MaryClare Lawrence 04-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A fine addition to the yarn"
    If you could sum up HMS Nightingale in three words, what would they be?

    Young female Hornblower in the stars with FEELINGS.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book takes Alexis to the next level, both of command and challenge, and of growing up. Unlike some other reviewers, I didn't object to the focus on her PTSD and how she tries to deny and avoid rather than deal with it.


    What about Elizabeth Klett’s performance did you like?

    Great voicing.


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    Dennis Dallas, TX 04-06-17
    Dennis Dallas, TX 04-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed"

    While I recognize that this is a young girl, I wasn't happy the way the author had her drinking so much, and justifying it as normal. I also didn't like, in my opinion, the weak story.

    The first few chapters I had to fast forward through, trying to find some action.

    I gave the author an extra star on the story, only because at the end she addressed some of my concerns, explaining her reasoning behind the excessive drinking and fears, etc.

    Regardless, I still don't agree with her.

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    Joe 04-01-17
    Joe 04-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "a Heck of aTale"

    enjoyed the 4th installment of the Alexis Carew saga....great characters and plot carries you across the Fringe

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    "Good book"

    Good solid listen, book reads with a solid flow and cannot wait for the next book

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