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    • Midshipman Bolitho

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    October 1772, Portsmouth. Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon, ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is *not* the book advertised.

    • By Robert Bolin on 08-26-16

    Regular price: $15.48

    • In Gallant Company

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    New York, 1777. As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the Navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Caught up in the turmoil, junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentous decisions in the heat of battle, decisions that will affect the lives of many men, and perhaps the outcome of history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A rollicking tale of adventure on the high seas.

    • By Robert Bolin on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $53.21

    • The Flag Captain

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 72

    April 1797, Falmouth Bay. As France continues her bitter struggle for supremacy on land and sea, the Royal Navy receives a crippling blow at home: the Great Mutiny. Returning home after eighteen months' continuous service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the centre of the crisis. And his new commander, it seems, is a man who will brook no interference...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fighting the French

    • By Jean on 03-17-14

    Regular price: $20.34

    • To Glory We Steer

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100

    January 1782, Portsmouth. His Britannic Majesty's frigate Phalarope is ordered to the assistance of the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander - Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for. But beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship - her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands driven to near mutiny by senseless ill treatment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Steer your way to this one.

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-25-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Form Line of Battle!

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen

    • By Dale on 03-01-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Enemy in Sight

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    The Mediterranean, 1793. Despite Britain's successes, the outcome of the sea war is still in the balance. As soon as his ship's refit is completed, Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to join the blockade off the French coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enemy in Sight is "OUT OF SIGHT"!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-25-11

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Stand into Danger

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A "must have" for British naval fiction!!!!

    • By Mark on 06-21-12

    Regular price: $19.10

    • The Darkening Sea

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    Returning to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho attains an all too brief respite from war and politics. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America - threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, Bolitho’s thoughts are of his own - and the Navy’s - past. Both Nelson and Collingwood died in their country’s service.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommend this book

    • By flght505 on 07-31-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Sloop of War

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • British Ship off the US coast 1778

    • By Jean on 10-15-12

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Honour this Day

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    September 1804: England stands alone against France and the fleets of Spain, anticipating invasion. Vice-admiral Richard Bolitho has his own troubles to settle at home too. But his time on land is broken by an urgent summons from the King. Once more Bolitho hoists his flag above the veteran 74-gun ship Hyperion and sets sail - this time with a new squadron headed for the Caribbean.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Jayston Success!

    • By Ray on 01-29-12

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Colours Aloft

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of the Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the Peace of Amiens in ruins, he must leave the safety of Falmouth. What lies ahead is the grim reality of war at close quarters - where Bolitho will be called upon to anticipate the overall intention of the French fleet. But the battle has also become a personal vendetta between himself and the French admiral who formerly sailed the Argonaute.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another top flight tale from Mr Kent!

    • By Ray on 05-10-13

    Regular price: $16.25

    • Command a King's Ship

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace - but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard Bolitho would have cause to remember his admiral's words: 'The task I am giving you would be better handled by a squadron'.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A trip to the East Indies

    • By Jean on 05-15-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Sword of Honour

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    March 1814. Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to England from several months' rigorous patrolling off the North American coast. War with the United States has not yet ended, but news of Napoleon's defeat and abdication has stunned a navy and a nation bled by years of European conflict. Victory has been the impossible dream, and now, for Bolitho, a vision of the future and a personal peace seems attainable. However, an unsympathetic Admiralty dispatches him to Malta.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic story and presentation

    • By FarmGirl on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Beyond the Reef

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    In March 1808, as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there. Setting aside his bitter memories and the anguish of a friendship betrayed, Bolitho takes passage in the ill-fated Golden Plover. With him sail others commanded by duty and lured by danger - and those who wish only to escape.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story brought to life by a great Narrator

    • By Ray on 03-03-12

    Regular price: $20.56

    • The Only Victor

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In February, 1806, the frigate carrying Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho drops anchor off the shores of southern Africa. Bolitho's instructions are to assist in hastening the campaign in Africa where an expeditionary force is attempting to recapture Cape Town from the Dutch. Bolitho is still brooding over the loss of his flagship, and hi socntinuing personal troubles are only brightened by his love for Catherine, Lady Somervell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Naval Fiction

    • By J. Renton on 10-27-05

    Regular price: $58.97

    • In the King's Name

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    It is 1819, and Captain Adam Bolitho is ordered once again to Freetown in West Africa with secret orders for the senior officer there. The slave trade has been outlawed by many nations, but a hundred thousand slaves are still shipped out annually, the profit for slavers considered worth the risk of interception by the Royal Navy. For Adam, newly married and as fiery as ever, Africa will bring reunions and unexpected allies, and a treachery that wears the mask of friendship, and threatens the very heart of all he loves.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too many prior missing volumes to make sense.

    • By Craig Walker on 01-24-14

    Regular price: $19.71

    • Success to the Brave

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Spring 1802. Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty to receive his orders for a difficult and thankless mission.... The recent Peace of Amiens is already showing signs of strain as old enemies wrangle over colonies won and lost during the war. In the little 64-gun Achates, Bolitho sails west for the Caribbean, to hand over the island of San Felipe to the French. But diplomacy is not enough.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recently released Titles fill in the Gaps!

    • By Ray on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $18.33

    • Cross of St George

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    It is February 1813. With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply outstanding.

    • By Mike on 10-09-10

    Regular price: $20.34

    • For My Country's Freedom

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    It is 1811, and in this, the 22nd Richard Bolitho novel, Alexander Kent's sensitive and compassionate hero is recalled to duty after only two and a half months' peace in Cornwall with his beloved Catherine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining storytelling

    • By kevin on 10-09-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Relentless Pursuit

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Relentless Pursuit is the freshest Bolitho novel in years, with Adam spending as much time engaging British enemies in the 46-gun frigate Unrivalled as he does contemplating the complex morality of the duties he must perform. Sent to Sierra Leone, Adam and his powerful ship add strength to the British squadron attempting to halt the slave trade. Aggravating this volatile situation is the Dey of Algiers, looking for total war.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but....

    • By Terry on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $31.49

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