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Mutiny

Thomas Kydd, Book 4
Narrated by: Christian Rodska
Series: Thomas Kydd, Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
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Summary

Kydd, to win the heart of a lady, volunteers to join a mission to Venice to rescue a diplomat fleeing over the Alps in the wake of Bonaparte's victories. When he returns to England he finds himself involved in the Mutiny at the Nore.

©2003 Julian Stockwin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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The Kydd Series Gets Serious

Anyone who has read the previous books will understand just what an excellent series this is. Julian Stockwin has married a highly cerebral character, Renzi with his undoubted lead Tom Kydd who is all about instinct and natural charisma. The chemistry between them is near perfect. Their adventures to date have all been excellent but this book takes the series into very different territory once it addresses the great mutiny of the Nore.

This is a highlight for me because there was little glory on any side for what happened in this most troubled period in British naval history. Stockwin however, as we have come to expect, has done his research and his story takes the required darker path and does not try to sugar coat the tragic events that unfurled. This was important to retain credibility and the author once again cleverly merges his characters into the real-life events seamlessly without distorting them.

So another excellent book in a series that more than holds its own in the genre and of course no review of these books would be complete without a nod to the wonderful Christian Rodska and his excellent narration.

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just gets better and better.

I have found a series that keeps me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. brilliant.

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Fantastic

The Julian Stockwin & Christian Rodska combo is unbeatable. I don't think it could be better dramatized if the author himself was reading it. The whole series is fantastic.

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  • Ekhp
  • 08-10-16

Loved every book but this one

Would you consider the audio edition of Mutiny to be better than the print version?

I just couldn't enjoy this book. Maybe it is just me, but I couldn't stomach Thomas being played for a chump. Maybe it is just the my view of the Nor Mutiny is already colored by ALan Lewrie. In any event, read or listen if you are inclined. If not, you can skip on to the next book without missing a beat. The next book is AWESOME!

Has Mutiny turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rodska’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Rodska is wonderful. I just didn't like the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO. I skipped through huge chunks waiting for the Mutiny to end.

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  • Cindy Huenke
  • 11-01-20

Excellent historical content.

What a fascinating time period in history the Napoleonic wars were. Stockwin truly brings history to life with this tale of the Parker Nore mutiny writing it in such a way as to put Thomas Kidd right next to the man throughout the tumultuous events. Rodska’s narration is of course top notch as always. If you’re a fan of history, tales of wooden ships. This one is not to be missed.

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  • John
  • 28-06-19

This is a story of political fights, not fighting on the high seas.

I had a hard time getting through this book. I wish Kydd would have been stationed over seas during this episode. However, the narrator was great.

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  • James C. Lamb
  • 25-10-18

So far, great series

I compare this very favorably to the Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower series. I am really enjoying the excellent stories and fine descriptions. Nicely done!

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  • depencil
  • 02-05-16

On and on

If you like court room drama movies and tv, you may just like this one. The preceding Kydd books are quite good, this one misses the mark. Half the story takes place in port whilst they are on strike, very little action and interest imo

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  • C. C. Southerland
  • 05-05-15

Outstanding tale!

Takes you for the highest highs to the lowest lows and back again! Great book!

Reading this will bring you FAIR WINDS!

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  • Tango Fox
  • 15-03-15

A good tale

Nice sea romp. It was a good tale including wondering how Kydd would escape the halter. Well with the time