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Brutal truth to match brutal times

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-04-20

Even at this length the visa had to be pretty well glossed over. It leaves a bad taste in the mouth, as so it should given the subject matter, but shorn of all character and boiled down to the hardest facts the story has largely become a tail of the horror as expressed by so much of the experiences and hardly a drop of that selfless optimism that drove the war on and on to a kind of semi satisfactory conclusion expressed in the final sentence.
It did make me think seriously about the sacred cows and this is what good, well written history should seek to do. It is an overview that has a great deal to recommend it, brutal though it necessarily is.

A most intelligent summary of the age at sea.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-04-20

Although a rip roaring tale in its own right the story goes so much deeper into the human condition. Love, friendship, the Royal Navy of that age, all mingle with superb description and an excellent technical knowledge of the subject to produce an emersive experience on which to dwell for a few hours.

Too short. Would wish the story's to sail on

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-20

Again, terrific tales. I shall miss this narrator as much as the yarns. Very easy on the ears and the feeling of a cast of thousands.

Yup, another good one

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 28-02-20

Should sell well in the US. Some of the characters deserve a book or two of their own.

Heroic Hokum Entertains Again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-02-20

....and I'm already looking forward to the next one. CO temporarily, rich, has the bird and the victory over the treacherous villains...now, how can he blow it all in the next story?

And just when you think it can't get any better...

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 13-02-20

I keep saying that it's the 'usual' story but it is addictive. It seems weird to think that eventually it will end.

Another ripping yarn

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-20

Usual daring do. Hero gets wrong end of stick. Baddy ascendant. Hero beats the odds and makes a further step forward. At the last, all is well with the world and baddy vanquished.
Still looking forward to hearing more of the formula. Enough twists to keep the interest going. I'm not likely to get bored in any foreseeable future.

Another Adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-20

Pulp fiction or mills and boon for men. Usual ripping yarn. Looking forward to hearing the next.

The successor chill

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-20

The latest in a line of whips on the backs of the Russian people. Enjoy the tyrant we know...the next may be worse!

intelligent boys own adventure

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-20

I'll say it again. TV does no justice to these stories. A ripping yarn has to be told in its entirety. A little bending of history but nothing on the scale Hollywood displays on a regularly mangling basis. So, on we go, over the hills and far away.