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Sloop of War

By: Alexander Kent
Narrated by: Michael Jayston
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Publisher's summary

As the French enter the American War of Independence, young Richard Bolitho is given command of the fast, well-armed sloop Sparrow. He has a chance to prove his ability, but danger threatens - as real and deadly as the enemy itself.

©2006 Alexander Kent (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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

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Revolutionary war English point of view

Would you listen to Sloop of War again? Why?

Spoiler alert, ... the Americans won the Revolutionary War. This book was written from the perspective of the losing side, but I did not realize how much of a Torre I was until I found myself rooting for the English Captain Bolothio.

What other book might you compare Sloop of War to and why?

Any of the Master's and Commander's books by O'Brien. It is the same amazing historical fiction settings with different personalities.