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Blown Off Course Audiobook

Blown Off Course: A Firebrand John Pearce Adventure, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant John Pearce is in London seeking protection for his friends, the Pelicans, from a reluctant Admiralty. Sitting in the tavern where they were first press ganged, Pearce considers his future.

Lacking the evidence of perjury he once had to bring Captain Ralph Barclay to justice, his prospects are not promising. Ralph Barclay’s young wife, Emily, is refusing to live under the same roof as him and she has the means to get her own way: the evidence Pearce believes was lost at sea.

Pearce’s companions finally arrive in London just in time to join Pearce in fetching a ship laden with contraband back from France - an illegal act but very profitable. Are Pearce and his Pelicans sailing into prosperity or danger?

©2010 David Donachie (P)2011 Soundings

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  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    6/04/15
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    "A cross channel escapade"

    This is the seventh book in the John Pearce Series. This series must be read in order otherwise one is lost.

    The first half of the book deals with Pearce and the Pelicans trying to have the Admiralty agree to try Captain Barclay for perjury. All of the evidence Pearce had went down with the sinking of his last ship. The monies Pearce has coming from prize money is still tied up by the prize board. The three pelicans were forced off the ship they were supposed to wait on for John Pearce to come and get them. They have to make it on their own to London avoiding Press Gangs all the way.

    Pearce is sitting in the Pelican Pub when a stranger offers him and his friends’ employment. The task is illegal but should be profitable. They are to fetch a ship laden with contraband back from France.

    The book does not have a much of the sea action as prior books. As usual the book is well written, the history and setting is well drawn. Jonathan Keeble narrated the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anderson Clipper
    8/10/12
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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Blown Off Course?

    The story is boring. Mr. Donachie is locked in a world where he loves his own sense of humor. Problem is, it falls flat.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rhonda
    Redland Bay, Australia
    22/11/12
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    "story stopped abruptly"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    you are left in the air and there is no other audio book to carry on with the story


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes it didn't finish


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    a/a


    Could you see Blown Off Course being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    john pierce/ matt damon. emily/rachel weizz, barkley/ tim robbins, michael/ liam neeson,


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frederick
    Naperville, IL, USA
    22/06/12
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    "Rip Off"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This is not a full novel, it is a half of a story. Published immediately after this novel Is David Donachie's "Enenies and Every Turn", Obviously a scheme by the author to achieve getting paid twice for one novel.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Gary
    25/04/15
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    "The sea has dried up!"
    Has Blown Off Course put you off other books in this genre?

    not the genre, just by this author


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jonathan Keeble’s performances?

    yes


    What character would you cut from Blown Off Course?

    John Pearce


    Any additional comments?

    The series started off well betrayal intrigue action and adventure but after book 5 i started to realise, the author is gonna spin this yarn out and now after reading up to book 8 in the series we still have no real resolve of any of the core issues i feel cheated and i wont be reading further titles in this series or by this author

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    11/07/15
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    "John Pierce a story that continues"

    A little long winded,but worthwhile audio listen. The Audio narration good. I could recommend if the John Pierce saga is of interest to you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    28/05/15
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    "naval history?"

    I didn't think it was meant to be a love story, where are the ship's and battles ?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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