Just as Midshipman Alexis Carew thinks she's found a place in the Royal Navy, she's transferred aboard H.M.S. Hermione. Her captain is a Tartar, liberal with the cat, who thinks girls have no place aboard ship. The other midshipmen in the berth are no better and the only advice she's offered is to keep her head down and mouth shut - things Alexis is rarely able to do.
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Fast-paced, imaginative, light-hearted
Imagine the Firefly tv series, exchange the space cowboy backdrop for ye olde space navy..., completely improbably, with masts, cannons firing at close quarters, boarding parties with cutlasses, towns with horse-drawn carriages.. but Firefly was equally improbable yet enjoyable.
"Absolutely brilliant follow up to book 1"
I started this, then went back and bought book 1 and listened to both books back to back over the past 2 days. It is rivetting. This volume deals with Alexis' life under a harsh captain, the crew's mutiny,,, and subsequent consequences thereof. I won't give a synopsis, as it will contain too many spoilers. Suffice it to say, it is partially based on a real life incident in the Royal Navy in the 18th Century.
I can see this standing up to Honor Harrington and others, not in the technical details, but in the character's sense of honour and duty. I hope it will run and run. I can't wait for book 3.
The narration was equally good, though I found it somewhat disconcerting to hear American phrasing coming from a clear 'English' voice. The word 'gotten' for instance is just wrong and sounds completely out of character with the rest of the book. None of which is the narrator's fault. Other than that, clear diction, a good range of accents, both English and 'foreign'. I'd never heard of Elizabeth Klett, but will definitely enjoy listening to other books narrated by her.
All in all, a terrific find.
Finally, this audio book was provided by the narrator free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
"Loved this story!"
I loved that this story was written based on historical records of a mutiny at sea. In this book Alexis is a much more self confident mature woman who knows herself and isn’t afraid to take on one of the most despicable leaders you can imagine. The character development is very well done. You’ll find that this book will stir up a lot of emotions including frustration, anger, hope and satisfaction. Elizabeth Klett has done an excellent job with the narration. It’s easy to follow the story line because of her outstanding ability to give each character a unique voice. The accents are also very well done. Great story. I highly recommend it.
This book is second in the series of Alexis Carew, Midshipman Carew is assigned to VERY unhappy ship HMS Hermione with a cruel at best captain. The whole story is a based around of one of the bloodiest mutiny's in the history of the British navy..I really liked the first book and this follow up is as good. Waiting for the 3rd book in the series.
"I Came back for more"
I got the first book as a promotional copy, but it was good enough I came back and paid for more. Plain and simple, it's an excellent series.
Not earth shattering new fiction... it's a bit of school story, a bit of Horatio Hornblower, a bit of Honor Harrington, but it's fun, and clever, and tight. Elizabeth Klett manages a narration that is at once youthful and wide eyed, and sidelong sardonic, with good vocal differentiation and a fine sense of pacing.
"Mutineer: Alexis Cares book 2 review"
Yes definitely. It's interesting.
The very beginning when Alexis is introduced.
Yes, and it holds up to the other ones.
This is book two of the Alexis Carew series. When we left Alexis in book one she was being transferred (against her Captains wishes) to HMS Hermione, the ship has an unhappy crew, a cruel Captain and a war starting.
I noted that Sutherland borrowed the idea from British Naval history. The bloodiest mutiny in the Royal navy was in 1782 and it started aboard the HMS Hermione. The mutiny took place in the Home Fleet guarding England. I was happy the author’s note at the end confirmed I was correct about his borrowing the Hermione from the 1782 mutiny.
Sutherland is filling in more of Alexis’s character in this episode. The book grabbed my attention and kept it throughout. The characters are engaging and the plot is spellbinding. The book is well written with nail biting suspense. Thank goodness Sutherland completes the story as he did with book one and does not leave us with a cliff hanger, but I still cannot wait for the next book.
It just takes a bit of getting use to having space ships with sails and all the problems of water, food, etc., that were present in the 1800 ocean sailing ships. Must say it is an interesting idea.
Elizabeth Klett does a good job narrating the book. Glad they kept the same narrator from book one. Hope she is able to do the entire series. I hate to have different narrator in a series.
Another outstanding book from AJ Sutherland. Alexis Carew is amazing. I seriously enjoyed book two and now I am waiting for book three
"it is good it tell very good story ."
the storytelling is good not great but sulfide the story at a Good pace that keep you in the story but let you stop and do some work but you want to get back to the book .
exelent book, well worth the read.
this book took me from fargo north Dakota to Chicago IL with only 3 stops between.
I so enjoyed this book that part way through I stopped, bought the first book in the series and then came back and listened to this book. I found them both to be very exciting and a great read. Can't wait for the next sequel.
Having been a fan of historical novels set in Nelson time this series has been extremely well created to follow life as it was at sea in the early 1800's transposed into a space faring society. Do not be put off by the thought of sailing ships in space as it has been very well constructed and abely read by the narrator. I have greatly enjoyed the first two books in the series which I listened to consecutively. I look forward to the next two novels in the series and hope that the author will continue to expand the series in the future. I am now listening to all the Richard Bolitho novels by Alexander Kent for the fourth time and I do Hope that this new space opera series carries on and on and on. Well done keep writing please
an avid fan.
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