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Brewer's Luck: Hornblower's Legacy

Narrated by: Nigel Peever
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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After gaining valuable experience as an aide to Governor Lord Horatio Hornblower, William Brewer is rewarded with a posting as first lieutenant on the frigate HMS Defiant, bound for American waters. Early in their travels, it seems as though Brewer’s greatest challenge will be evading the wrath of a tyrannical captain who has taken an active dislike to him. But when a hurricane sweeps away the captain, the young lieutenant is forced to assume command of the damaged ship, and a crew suffering from low morale.

Brewer reports their condition to Admiral Hornblower, who orders them into the Caribbean to destroy a nest of pirates hidden among the numerous islands. Luring the pirates out of their coastal lairs will be difficult enough; fighting them at sea could bring disaster to the entire operation. For the Defiant to succeed, Brewer must rely on his wits, his training, and his ability to shape a once-ragged crew into a coherent fighting force.

©2015, 2019 James Keffer (P)2019 Penmore Press, LLC

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Definite Theatre of the Mind.
With Nigel's wonderful narration, the authentic sound effects and music, this production is just like a blockbuster feature film.
The characterisations are very believable. This is an outstanding production.

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Immersive Adventure On The High Seas.

A great insight into life aboard a British sailing ship of the line during peacetime following the Napoleonic wars. We follow the adventures of William Brewer as he crosses the Atlantic Ocean to America and then down to the Carribbean. There is internal conflict, secrets, lies, naval battles and admiralty politics. This is a very well written and narrated novel. I think the sound effects add to the atmosphere created especially in the battle scenes. A very enjoyable listening experience with a wonderful array of characters.

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All at Sea

If you like the adventures of hornblower you will like this it's a classic adventure in the age of sail and the sound effects make you fill as if you were there.

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This is more like a radio play its very good 5 out of 5 .

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Brewer's Luck

The story of this audio book is about the character of the men and their ability to lead. A very positive and optimistic story. Not very realistic.

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  • 11-11-19

Lots of Action and Fun on the High Seas

If you like nautical stories this is a fun one. Enjoyed the intricacies of the different people running a ship, even if one is a little misplaced due to his age. Hadn’t wanted to work on a boat before, but the action of this story made me think that could be the life for me. I think this book really was the setup for all the books to come. It told a complete story, but there is so much more ahead for Captain Brewer and I am excited for the story to continue on.

The characters were great. Had some I liked more than others. Brewer was great, I really liked his leadership skills and how he interacted with the crew. I believe that he will be a great captain as he shows the leadership that everyone needs. I really thought he was a solid protagonist for the series as he is someone that I think you can trust in and willingly follow into battle. I liked the character building that established everyone for the future books.

I don’t listen to a lot of historical fiction, but this one was a lot of fun. Sailing around on a ship for twelve and a half hours was a lot of fun, especially with Nigel as the narrator. The way the story is laid out and told I really thought I was a deckhand running around with everyone.

This is a fantastic production. It came off as a full production with sound effects and different people playing each character, however there is only one narrator. Nigel has a huge range of character voices and did an amazing job. He doesn’t just read the words, but acts out the entire story. I felt like I was listening to a play enfold before me. His narrations are truly a step above all the others. The background sound effects really added to the overall story and I was able to picture myself on the ship. I can’t imagine the energy and effort that was needed to put into this narration, but you owe it to yourself to listen.

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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