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    • Second to None

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible please check download quality

    • By H. McConnell on 09-03-18

    Regular price: £37.99

    • Stand into Danger

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • As good as all those years ago

    • By Simon on 14-10-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • The Flag Captain

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    April 1797, Falmouth Bay. As France continues her bitter struggle for supremacy on land and sea, the Royal Navy receives a crippling blow at home: the Great Mutiny. Returning home after eighteen months' continuous service, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the centre of the crisis. And his new commander, it seems, is a man who will brook no interference...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding, as always

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-08-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Sloop of War

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 56

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good writing with excellent reading

    • By Tony on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Passage to Mutiny

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book, very well read

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-05-18

    Regular price: £28.69

    • With All Despatch

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story

    • By Nivlek Seer on 12-02-16

    Regular price: £32.17

    • Midshipman Bolitho

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    October 1772, Portsmouth. Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon, ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • this is a poor recording

    • By Richard J Munson on 04-04-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Cross of St George

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Tradition of Victory

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Plymouth, July 1801: Richard Bolitho's small squadron, still repairing battle scars earned in heavy action at Copenhagen, has been months away from the sea. But the Admiralty needs Bolitho. After eight years of war with France, Britain must make a gesture that will show her strength and determination - and one which will dramatically weaken the French cause. The Admiralty wants to attack, so Rear-Admiral Bolitho must follow his flag's tradition of victory.

    Regular price: £18.49

    • To Glory We Steer

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    January 1782, Portsmouth. His Britannic Majesty's frigate Phalarope is ordered to the assistance of the hard-pressed squadrons in the Caribbean. Aboard is her new commander - Richard Bolitho. To all appearances the Phalarope is everything a young captain could wish for. But beneath the surface she is a deeply unhappy ship - her wardroom torn by petty greed and ambition, her deckhands driven to near mutiny by senseless ill treatment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Adventure at sea.

    • By Eva O'Donnell on 21-02-14

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Enemy in Sight

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A smashing book

    • By simpot on 10-04-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Command a King's Ship

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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'.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Boys Own Adventure

    • By Laurence on 29-10-11

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Honour this Day

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's really irritating me.

    • By Longedge on 27-04-17

    Regular price: £18.49

    • For My Country's Freedom

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a seaman's author.

    • By TomL on 15-12-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Signal, Close, Action!

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    As master of France, Napoleon now turns towards the East - and the vast wealth of India. But first he must secure the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt. Now Commodore of a newly-formed squadron in a British fleet stretched to the limit, Richard Bolitho faces one of the toughest commissions of his career: to ascertain the fighting strength of the French - then seek, find, and bring them to battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Success to the Brave

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful listening can't turn it off

    • By brian on 15-10-16

    Regular price: £17.19

    • In Gallant Company

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Good

    • By jerry on 11-06-18

    Regular price: £29.27

    • Form Line of Battle!

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 45

    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.

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Only Victor

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    Regular price: £27.99

    • The Darkening Sea

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    Regular price: £19.69

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