Richard Bolitho
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  • 4
    Stand into Danger | Alexander Kent

    Stand into Danger

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    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
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    Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

    A great listen

    I remember reading Midshipman Bilitho when I was much younger, this moves the character along as he experiences the trials of being a lieutenant and h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 October 2011 by David (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)
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    In Gallant Company | Alexander Kent

    In Gallant Company

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    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
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    New York, 1777. As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the Navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Caught up in the turmoil, junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentous decisions in the heat of battle, decisions that will affect the lives of many men, and perhaps the outcome of history.

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    Sloop of War | Alexander Kent

    Sloop of War

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    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
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    As the French enter the American War of Independence, young Richard Bolitho is given command of the fast, well-armed sloop Sparrow. He has a chance to prove his ability, but danger threatens - as real and deadly as the enemy itself.

    Good writing with excellent reading

    Having read the whole series of the Bolitho saga I was eager to hear them read. This book does let one down. As the characters are developed by the au..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2013 by Tony ()
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    Command a King's Ship | Alexander Kent

    Command a King's Ship

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    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Michael Jayston
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    Spithead, 1784. His Majesty's frigate, Undine, sets sail for India and the seas beyond. Europe may be at peace - but in colonial waters the promises of statesmen count for little and the bloody struggle for supremacy still goes on. Richard Bolitho would have cause to remember his admiral's words: 'The task I am giving you would be better handled by a squadron'.

    Boys Own Adventure

    For all Patrick O'Brien fans who have run out of books this is decidedly one step down and should be listed as an adventure yarn. Not much seamanship ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 October 2011 by Laurence (PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom)
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    Passage to Mutiny | Alexander Kent

    Passage to Mutiny

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    October 1789, New South Wales, and into Sydney, capital of Britain's infant colony, sails the frigate Tempest. She is one of His Majesty's ships employed in policing the new southern trade routes. Her captain is Richard Bolitho, who hopes to be ordered home to England. Instead he is dispatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea, where he must face hazards of fickle winds, pirates, and savage islanders.

    Let down by poor audio

    Sounds like it was ripped from audio cassettes, old ones at that rather then the original master recording

    Reviewed on 12 October 2016 by David (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)
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    With All Despatch | Alexander Kent

    With All Despatch

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    Spring 1792. A troubled peace with France means that even a frigate captain as famous as Richard Bolitho is forced to swallow his pride and visit the Admiralty daily to plead for a ship. But, as the clouds of war begin to rise once more over the Channel, all he is offered is command of three topsail cutters. His task is to track down deserters, but the 'Brotherhood' he comes up against are brutal and dangerous.

    Another great story

    Another excellent novel from Alexander Kent. can't wait to read the next one and soak in the adventure.

    Reviewed on 12 February 2016 by Nivlek Seer ()
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    Form Line of Battle! | Alexander Kent

    Form Line of Battle!

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    The gathering might of revolutionary France prepares to engulf Europe in another bloody war. As in the past, Britain will stand or fall by the fighting power of her fleet. For Richard Bolitho, the renewal of hostilities means a fresh command.

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    Enemy in Sight | Alexander Kent

    Enemy in Sight

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    The Mediterranean, 1793. Despite Britain's successes, the outcome of the sea war is still in the balance. As soon as his ship's refit is completed, Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to join the blockade off the French coast.

    very discriptive

    very good reading keeps one interested all the way through to the point that you cant turn it off enjoyed this book.
    Alexander Kent puts the stor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 25 May 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Success to the Brave | Alexander Kent

    Success to the Brave

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    Spring 1802. Richard Bolitho is summoned to the Admiralty to receive his orders for a difficult and thankless mission.... The recent Peace of Amiens is already showing signs of strain as old enemies wrangle over colonies won and lost during the war. In the little 64-gun Achates, Bolitho sails west for the Caribbean, to hand over the island of San Felipe to the French. But diplomacy is not enough.

    wonderful listening can't turn it off

    the narrator puts the storey over so well that listening is a real pleaser let's have plenty more like this thank you

    Reviewed on 15 October 2016 by Amazon Customer ()
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    Honour this Day | Alexander Kent

    Honour this Day

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    September 1804: England stands alone against France and the fleets of Spain, anticipating invasion. Vice-admiral Richard Bolitho has his own troubles to settle at home too. But his time on land is broken by an urgent summons from the King. Once more Bolitho hoists his flag above the veteran 74-gun ship Hyperion and sets sail - this time with a new squadron headed for the Caribbean.

    Bit of a change

    Good story but a bit disconcerting to hear the main character name pronounced differently from all the other books. Didn't Sound anything like David ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 May 2015 by Mr ()
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    The Only Victor | Alexander Kent

    The Only Victor

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    In February, 1806, the frigate carrying Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho drops anchor off the shores of southern Africa. Bolitho's instructions are to assist in hastening the campaign in Africa where an expeditionary force is attempting to recapture Cape Town from the Dutch. Bolitho is still brooding over the loss of his flagship, and hi socntinuing personal troubles are only brightened by his love for Catherine, Lady Somervell.

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    Beyond the Reef | Alexander Kent

    Beyond the Reef

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    In March 1808, as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there. Setting aside his bitter memories and the anguish of a friendship betrayed, Bolitho takes passage in the ill-fated Golden Plover. With him sail others commanded by duty and lured by danger - and those who wish only to escape.

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    The Darkening Sea | Alexander Kent

    The Darkening Sea

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    Returning to England after the dramatic capture of Martinique, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho attains an all too brief respite from war and politics. But the shadow of a new conflict already darkens the horizon. The old enemy, France, forges an uneasy alliance with America - threatening the safety of British trade routes. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, Bolitho's thoughts are of his own - and the Navy's - past. Both Nelson and Collingwood died in their country's service.

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  • 23
    For My Country's Freedom | Alexander Kent

    For My Country's Freedom

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    • By Alexander Kent
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    It is 1811, and in this, the 22nd Richard Bolitho novel, Alexander Kent's sensitive and compassionate hero is recalled to duty after only two and a half months' peace in Cornwall with his beloved Catherine.

    good story

    a great story and I am really pleased that I can download the latest books

    Reviewed on 25 May 2016 by Mr. Kevin Wright (Zambia)
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    Cross of St George | Alexander Kent

    Cross of St George

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    It is February 1813. With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose. England's youngest admiral desires only peace. But peace will not be found in the icy Canadian waters, where a young, angry nation asserts its identity and men who share a common heritage die in close and bloody action.

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    Second to None | Alexander Kent

    Second to None

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    On the eve of Waterloo, a sense of finality and cautious hope pervade a nation wearied by decades of war. But peace will present its own challenges to Adam Bolitho, captain of His Majesty's Ship Unrivalled, as many of his contemporaries face the prospect of discharge. The life of a frigate captain is always lonely, even more so for Adam, mourning the death of his uncle.

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    Relentless Pursuit | Alexander Kent

    Relentless Pursuit

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    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Relentless Pursuit is the freshest Bolitho novel in years, with Adam spending as much time engaging British enemies in the 46-gun frigate Unrivalled as he does contemplating the complex morality of the duties he must perform. Sent to Sierra Leone, Adam and his powerful ship add strength to the British squadron attempting to halt the slave trade. Aggravating this volatile situation is the Dey of Algiers, looking for total war.

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    In the King's Name | Alexander Kent

    In the King's Name

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    • By Alexander Kent
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
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    It is 1819, and Captain Adam Bolitho is ordered once again to Freetown in West Africa with secret orders for the senior officer there. The slave trade has been outlawed by many nations, but a hundred thousand slaves are still shipped out annually, the profit for slavers considered worth the risk of interception by the Royal Navy. For Adam, newly married and as fiery as ever, Africa will bring reunions and unexpected allies, and a treachery that wears the mask of friendship, and threatens the very heart of all he loves.

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