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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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  • Michael
  • 21-08-2015

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.

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  • Ken
  • 13-02-2020

Great book!!

Just as good as the first time I read it 15 years ago!
Unlike Quarterdeck and Tenacious, this Audible book had no trouble at all with Immersion Reading with the book version. The writing and the audio stayed in sync throughout the whole book!

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  • Sally Filler
  • 17-04-2018

The adventure continues

A pleasing continuation of the great adventure of Tom Kydd and Nicholas Ramsey. The Narration continues to be excellent

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  • Joshua
  • 13-07-2016

Ok

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!

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  • C. C. Southerland
  • 04-06-2015

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!

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  • Alan Coffel
  • 19-02-2015

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.

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  • Dennis
  • 31-05-2014

I enjoy the series they do get better

What made the experience of listening to Command the most enjoyable?

I have enjoyed each book so far and look forward to finding out how it will all end

What other book might you compare Command to and why?

I have listened to many similar books this is as good as most.

What about Christian Rodska’s performance did you like?

What can I say, he is a pro and enjoy his reads. Seriously brings the characters to life

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Near the end at the seal killing kind of got to me

Any additional comments?

Look forward to listening to the rest.

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  • Simon
  • 28-08-2015

Joyous!

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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  • Lyn
  • 22-04-2021

Kydd's journey through life so interesting

loved it. Kydd's character grows and matures at each new challenge and on to the next one

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  • Davy McAuley
  • 24-03-2021

Aubrey and Maturin 2.0 for the next book?

Aubrey and Maturin for the rest of the series I hope. Great delivery as always from Mr Rodska. Are these books still being written? I hope they are.

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  • Paul Kersey
  • 21-02-2021

just gets better

superbly read . a great story with an amazing depth of technical knowledge. I believe this to be the best yarn of its genre I've ever read .

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  • Mark Lucas
  • 18-08-2018

Stunning

Another sunning combination of a very clever author and a very gifted reader gives a wonderful experience for the listener. I recommend this to all potential listeners!

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