Alan Lewrie

22 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,170 ratings

The King's Coat Publisher's Summary

It is 1780, and 17-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so that his callous father believes a bit of naval discipline will turn the boy around. Fresh aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Midshipman Lewrie heads for the war-torn Americas, finding - rather unexpectedly - that he is a born sailor, equally at home with the randy pleasures of the port and the raging battles on the high seas. But in a hail of cannonballs comes a bawdy surprise.

©1998 Dewey Lambdin (P)2010 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • The King's Coat

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    It is 1780, and 17-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so that his callous father believes a bit of naval discipline will turn the boy around. Fresh aboard the tall-masted Ariadne, Midshipman Lewrie heads for the war-torn Americas, finding - rather unexpectedly - that he is a born sailor, equally at home with the randy pleasures of the port and the raging battles on the high seas. But in a hail of cannonballs comes a bawdy surprise.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Sex, Swords, Sailing Ships"

    • By Andrew on 05-16-10

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • The French Admiral

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 341
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    1781: Held by the British, the Chesapeake Bay port of Yorktown is under siege. Pounded by the American forces on land and the deadly warships of their French allies at sea, the once-proud city is aflame and near ruin. But on the horizon, the Royal Navy fleet, with heavily armed frigates, is poised to break through the French blockade. Aboard HMS Desperate, Midshipman Alan Lewrie sets his gunners to their lethal work firing broadsides of 24-pound shot at the enemy vessels.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read but CAUTION!

    • By Craig Walker on 01-04-13

    Regular price: $39.93

  • Book 3

    • The King's Commission

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 325
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264

    Fresh from duty on the frigate Desperate in her fight with the French Capricieuse off St. Kitts, Midshipman Alan Lewrie passes his examination board for lieutenancy and finds himself commissioned first officer of the brig o'war Shrike. There's time for some dalliance with the fair sex, and then Lieutenant Lewrie must be off to patrol the North American coast and attempt to bring the Muskogees and Seminoles onto the British side against the American rebels (dalliance with an Indian maiden is just part of the mission).

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great naval historical

    • By Richard on 08-06-12

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  • Book 4

    • The King's Privateer

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    Fresh from war in the Americas, young navy veteran Alan Lewrie finds London pure pleasure. Then, at Plymouth he boards the trading ship Telesto, to find out why merchantmen are disappearing in the East Indies. Between the pungent shores of Calcutta and teaming Canton, Lewrie--reunited with his scoundrel father--discovers a young French captain, backed by an armada of Mindanaon pirates, on a plundering rampage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 07-08-15

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 5

    • The Gun Ketch

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219

    A fighter, rogue, and ladies man, Alan Lewrie has done the unthinkable and gotten himself hitched--to a woman and a ship! The woman is the lovely Caroline Chiswick. The ship is the gun ketch, Alacrity, bound for the Bahamas and a bloody game of cat and mouse with the pirates who ply the lunatic winds there. But while war comes naturally to the young husband, politics doesn't.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lewrie. Alan Lewrie

    • By Khatmandu on 12-31-10

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 6

    • H.M.S. Cockerel

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    A farmer, a bloody farmer! Knee-deep in dung and fathoms from the nearest port, Alan Lewrie, swashbuckling naval warrior turned family man, longs for battle. And when it comes, a battle royal it is! Called to the H.M.S. Cockerel, a sleek frigate captained by a malaria-stricken tyrant, First Officer Lewrie soon vaults to command, taking Cockerel from the lush pleasures of the Kingdom of Naples to a smoking cauldron called Toulon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific series

    • By George on 11-22-12

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  • Book 7

    • A King's Commander

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    Once a French corvette, she was reborn HMS Jester, sleek and fast. At her sea-sprayed helm is former Midshipman Alan Lewrie, turned grizzled warrior by trade. But when Commander Lewrie reaches the island of Corsica, he gets orders for which even he is not prepared: lure his archenemy, French commander Guillaume Choundas, into battle--and personally strike him dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Allan is at it again scret mission

    • By Dennis on 08-23-13

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  • Book 8

    • Jester's Fortune

    • The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, Book 8
    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    It is 1796 and a diminutive, Corsican-born French general has inherited a ragtag army and turned it into an unstoppable fighting force. Within months, Napoleon's storm rolls across Italy and strikes a lethal blow against the Austrian empire. But while the soil of Piedmont and Tuscany runs with blood, another battle takes shape on the mysterious Adriatic Sea. Alan Lewrie and his 18-gun sloop, HMS Jester, part of a squadron of four British warships, sail into the thick of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book eight of the series

    • By Bonnie on 01-16-11

    Regular price: $35.00

  • Book 9

    • King's Captain

    • Alan Lewrie Series, Book 9
    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    In this adventure, Lewrie is promoted for his quick action in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, but before he's even had a chance to settle into his new role, a mutiny rages through the fleet, and the sudden reappearance of an old enemy has Lewrie fighting not just for his command, but for his life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • this one,s is wow

    • By michael on 02-06-15

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 10

    • Sea of Grey

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Our rakish hero, Alan Lewrie, is in trouble with his wife, condemned by his daughter, and out of favor with the Admiralty. He is lucky enough to receive a command position on an expedition to the West Indies, there to suppress a bloodthirsty slave rebellion led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, the future father of Haitian independence. In Haiti, L'Ouverture's forces are sacking plantations and slaughtering whites and mulattoes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Nautical Fiction Book

    • By Blackmac on 12-13-07

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 11

    • Havoc's Sword

    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    It's 1798, and Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, and his crew of the Proteus, have their work cut out for them as they sail through the war-torn Caribbean. First, Lewrie has rashly vowed to uphold a friend's honor in a duel. Second, he faces the unwelcome arrival of HM Government's Foreign Office agents. And last, he must engineer the showdown with his arch foe and nemesis, the hideous ogre of the French Revolution's Terror, that clever fiend Guillaume Choundas!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A solid Sea Adventure

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-20-12

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 12

    • The Captain's Vengeance

    • Alan Lewrie Series, Book 12
    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Sailing in the Caribbean, Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is once again pursuing a chimera. A rich French prize ship he'd left at anchor at Dominica has gone missing, along with six of his sailors. What starts as a straightforward search for it, and them, from Hispaniola to Barbados, far down the Antilles, leads Lewrie to a gruesome discovery on the Dry Tortugas and to a vile cabal of the most pitiless and depraved pirates ever to sail under the "Jolly Roger".

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • SKIP THIS ONE

    • By Michael on 11-18-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 13

    • A King's Trade

    • Alan Lewrie Series, Book 13
    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    After yellow fever decimated the crew of Alan Lewrie's HMS Proteus, it had seemed like a good idea to abscond with a dozen slaves from a Jamaican plantation to help man his frigate. But two years later, Lewrie is now suspected of the deed. Slave-stealing is a hanging offense, and suddenly his neck is at risk of a fatal stretching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • At Last!! More in the Lewrie Series!

    • By Bruce Maddox on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 14

    • Troubled Waters

    • Alan Lewrie Series, Book 14
    • By: Dewey Lambdin
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    It is the spring of 1800. Captain Alan Lewrie, fresh from victory in the South Atlantic, is back in England and fitting out his new frigate, the HMS Savage. But true to fashion, Lewrie can't stay ashore too long without trouble arising. A Jamaican court has tried him in absentia and sentenced him to hang for the theft of a dozen black slaves. The vengeful slave owner has made his way to London to seek Lewrie's end...with or without the majesty of the law!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent description of unfolding strategy

    • By Matthew H. Hudgins on 03-17-18

    Regular price: $30.09

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