Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.
©2006 Julian Stockwin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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The book was alright. Christian Rodska does a great job narrating and keeping his characters in order and getting through nautical sea speak that might be otherwise challenging to read. I have read the previous novels and am still struggling to get through this series. I may skip a book or two and see if the character development improves. Will advise!
"The Hero Continues to Progress"
Kidd gets his own ship. Granted, not very big, but still quite a step. This was well done again, and very entertaining.
"Starts strong, but slows down in plot"
So, there is something marvelous in all sea sagas about when the protagonist receives his first ship. This nivel introduces us to Teazer, a ship to savour and delight in. Unfortunately, the Peace of Amiens interferes with our shared joy of coming to know Teazer. I look forward to Future opportunity to ship out w Kydd!
"Not the best of this series"
I enjoy this series, but this book has been the least satisfying so far. Stockwin takes our hero very far afield from Naval service in a variety of improbable adventures.
"I enjoy the series they do get better"
I have enjoyed each book so far and look forward to finding out how it will all end
I have listened to many similar books this is as good as most.
What can I say, he is a pro and enjoy his reads. Seriously brings the characters to life
Near the end at the seal killing kind of got to me
Look forward to listening to the rest.
Having followed Kydd this far I would defy anyone who has identified this character not to enjoy him getting his first real command. Stockwin makes the most of this "unexpected" turn of events and once again shows his excellent knowledge as he describes Kydd's struggles to get his ship and crew ready for sea. All delivered with Rodska's thoroughly authentic feel and this is genuinely a fine continuation of the series.
If you enjoyed the previous books then getting this is an easy recommendation.
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