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Summary

For Lieutenant Alexis Carew, it should be the perfect assignment - a command of her own and a chance to return to her home star system.

What she finds is a surly crew, the dregs of every frigate and ship of the line to pass through on the way to the war's front, a first officer who thinks the command should have been his, and colonial worlds where they believe a girl's place is somewhere very different than command of a Queen's starship. Add to that the mysterious disappearances of ships vital to the war effort and an old enemy who seems intent on convincing her he's changed.

Then there's the mongoose with an unnatural affinity for her boots.

©2016 J.A. Sutherland (P)2017 J.A. Sutherland

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Good solid listen, book reads with a solid flow and cannot wait for the next book

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  • John K.
  • 02-02-17

great story!

I am really enjoying the series, and am looking forward to the next installment. The author has managed to mix historical sailing ship warfare with a space yarn and a current understanding of the trials and tribulations a warrior faces after battle. H e also has created a strong female lead with out diminishing the male characters around her. For that, most of all, I say thank you....

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  • Glen Gaines
  • 02-02-17

Excellent again!

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Book four of this series is again excellent. In this book, Alexis Carew is in command of her own ship. Of course, she has been taken command before, in combat. This time, she was given command. Her crew was not what she is use to. She has to work hard to gain their loyalty, while accomplishing her mission. Alexis Carew is my hero!

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  • Rod
  • 02-02-17

Great series, awesome narration

Really enjoyed this book the narration is wonderful and the story intriguing. Please keep them coming!

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  • MikeFarr
  • 30-01-17

How long till the next one?

Would you listen to HMS Nightingale again? Why?

Yes, because I binged it too fast.

What did you like best about this story?

How Alexis takes a horrible crew and starts reforging them. With fits and starts it's a messy process. I like that Alexis is not perfect and her PTSD is showing through. She is still way too hard on herself and I'd like to see her grow a bit more in that area. I really like how she questions her own feelings and censors herself. I like how she makes hard decisions.

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

Ms. Klett is one of the few female readers who pulls off male characters well. I love her British accents and can imagine anyone taking over the series.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Ship of Her Own. Alexis is on her own and it's so wonderful how she asserts authority.

Any additional comments?

I want more.

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  • Wayne D
  • 26-03-17

A must listen to book.

The story is well written and Elizabeth Klett's voice fits this story perfectly. We wait somewhat patiently for the next adventure Lt. Carew and the crew of HMS Nightingale will find themselves in.

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  • Kimberley Gorum
  • 02-02-17

Great

Absolutely great book if you like nautical fiction. I am already looking forward to to book # 5

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  • richard
  • 26-01-18

love the series

great character development combined with well paced plots with plenty of action and a very human face. love the English aspect of traditional her majedties naval service. yes... hornblower indeed

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  • William R. Easton, Jr.
  • 13-07-17

Please Continue

More please. I'm a navy officer and love the series. Horatio Hornblower goes to the stars.

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  • Nancy
  • 07-07-17

Ready to hear what happens next!

I love this series and am eager to see what trouble she will run into next. A 10+ on imagination.
Love the reader(E. Klett) She did a wonderful job helping me "see" the action.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-07-17

Great Series!!

I totally enjoyed this book and the entire series. The narrator does a great job and makes the story very enjoyable!! Can't wait for the next book!!