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    • The Iberian Flame

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 20
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    With the Peninsula in turmoil, Napoleon Bonaparte signs a treaty to dismember Portugal and put his brother, Joseph, on the throne of Spain. Meanwhile, Nicholas Renzi, the Lord Farndon, undertakes a deadly mission to stir up partisan unrest to disrupt this Napoleonic alliance with Spain. Thrust into the crucible of the uprising, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is dismayed to come up against an old foe from his past - now his superior and commander - who is determined to break him. Kydd will soon face the greatest decision of his professional career.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kydd's Flame Still Shines Brightly!

    • By Simon on 30-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Treachery

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 9
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Thomas Kydd has dragged himself up in the navy from press-ganged seaman to captain of his own ship. Now he faces disgrace. After offending a general and suffering a personal tragedy, Kydd is sent to guard the Channel Islands. His career in tatters, he then makes a terrible enemy on his own side. When he is brutally betrayed off the Normandy coast, only his old friend, Renzi, is willing to stick by him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliance in Disgrace!

    • By Simon on 27-08-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Artemis

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 2
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    This second naval adventure follows the life of Thomas Paine Kydd who sails into Portsmouth a hero after a ferocious battle against the French. Soon the sea beckons and Kydd sets off aboard his beloved Artemis for another adventure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Avast!

    • By David Perry on 30-08-11

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Victory

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 11
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 79

    Commander Thomas Kydd is eager to play his part in thwarting Bonaparte’s plans for the invasion of England. Joining Admiral Nelson’s command, Kydd and his ship soon find themselves at the heart of the action that leads up to the famous clash of the mighty British and French fleets at Trafalgar.Kydd’s journey takes him from false sightings of the enemy and dramatic chases across the Atlantic, to the bloody annihilation of the enemy during the actual battle, and the heroic aftermath.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stockwin steers a gallant course!

    • By Simon on 26-08-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • The Admiral's Daughter

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 8
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Tensions are escalating between England and Napoleon's France. While the Royal Navy launches reconnaissance, rescue missions, and spies on the continent, French privateer ships are lurking in English waters poised to strike at British trade. Meanwhile, smugglers and storms threaten to overcome HMS Teazer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy read but not a series highlight

    • By Simon on 28-08-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Inferno

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 17
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    It's 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's famous sea action aboard Tyger has snatched his reputation from ignominy. He is the hero of the hour. But though Britain's navy remains imperious, a succession of battles has seen Napoleon victorious on mainland Europe. In an attempt to prevent the French from taking control of Denmark's navy, Kydd's great friend, Nicholas Renzi - now Lord Farndon - is sent on a desperate diplomatic mission to persuade the Danes to give up their fleet to Britain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Siege Mentality

    • By Simon on 12-10-16

    Regular price: £24.99

    • Invasion

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 10
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Napoleon's forces are poised to invade Britain, and Commander Thomas Kydd's ship is at the forefront of the fleet defending the English coast. His honour restored after temporary disgrace in the Channel Islands, and reunited with his ship Teazer, Kydd seizes the chance to fight for his country. Then Kydd is abruptly withdrawn from the fleet and sent back to Dover on a secret mission to guard a mysterious American inventor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Into Double Figures!

    • By Simon on 27-08-15

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Seaflower

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 3
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    It is two years since Thomas Paine Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the 'Duke William'. Now, with his friend Nicholas Renzi and crew members from the 'Artemis', Tom is a shipwrecked sailor back in the land of his birth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Seaflower - No Shrinking Violet

    • By Simon on 07-09-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • The Baltic Prize

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 19
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    The 19th novel in Julian Stockwin's acclaimed Captain Kydd series. It's 1808. Parted from his new bride, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is called away to join the Northern Expedition to Sweden, now Britain's only ally in the Baltic. Following the sudden declaration of war by Russia, and with the consequent threat of the czar's great fleet in St Petersburg, the expedition must defend Britain's dearly won freedom in those waters. However, Kydd finds his popular fame as a frigate captain is a poisoned chalice....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book is the Prize!

    • By Simon on 28-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Persephone

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 18
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Compelling naval action from the master of the sea story. November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city, an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past. But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it seems Kydd's chance has gone again.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Eye of the Storm - We Hope!

    • By Simon on 22-05-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Kydd

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 1
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    1793 and Europe is ablaze with war. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all that he goes through in danger of tempest and battle he comes to admire the skills and courage of the seamen - taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Launch of a Top-Notch Series

    • By Simon on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £18.49

    • Tenacious

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 6
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Kydd is in Halifax when Tenacious is summoned to join Horatio Nelson on an urgent reconnaissance mission. However, Bonaparte evades the British ships, sailing towards Egypt, which holds the key to the route to India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bang! A Genuine Triumph!

    • By Simon on 28-08-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Mutiny

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 4
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Kydd Series Gets Serious

    • By Simon on 02-09-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Quarterdeck

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 5
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Thomas Kydd was promoted to acting lieutenant at the bloody Battle of Camperdown in October 1797. Now he must sit an exam to confirm his rank or face an inglorious return before the mast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a read but more sedate . . .

    • By Simon on 18-01-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Betrayal

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 13
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Cape Colony is proving a tiresome assignment for Captain Kydd's daring commander-in-chief. Rumours of popular unrest in the Spanish colonies and of a treasure hoard spur him to assemble a makeshift invasion fleet and launch a bold attack on the capital of the Viceroyalty of the River Plate, Buenos Aires. Navigating the treacherous bars and mud flats of the river, the British invasion force lands and wins a battle against improbable odds, taking the capital and the silver. But nothing is as simple as it seems here....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stockwin and Rodska - A Guilty Pleasure

    • By Simon on 03-05-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • A Sea of Gold

    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    1809. After his heroic actions during the retreat to Corunna, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is the toast of London society. Here he falls in with the legendary frigate captain, Lord Thomas Cochrane. So begins a relationship, professional and personal, that will be unlike any that Kydd has known: a relationship that will lead him, almost simultaneously, to first glory, then ruin. 

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Command

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 7
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Thrilled at his first command, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness - he is needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, privateers and the French who are trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Joyous!

    • By Simon on 28-08-15

    Regular price: £19.79

    • Tyger

    • Thomas Kydd, Book 16
    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    The greatest naval trial in the Georgian period is underway at Portsmouth with the court-martial of Sir Home Popham, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's commanding officer in the doomed occupation of Buenos Aires. Kydd has some sympathy for Popham's unauthorised action, but his support for his former commander leaves him athwart some very influential people in the admiralty. With his frigate, L'Aurore, unfit for sea, Kydd is given a commission that some hope will destroy his career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Is No Paper Tyger

    • By Simon on 20-08-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Silk Tree

    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Forced to flee Rome, merchant Nicander meets an unlikely ally in the form of Marius, a fierce Roman legionary. Escaping to a new life in Constantinople, the two land upon its shores lonely and penniless. Needing to make money fast, they plot a wicked plan to steal precious silk seeds from the faraway land of Seres. Nicander and Marius must embark upon a terrifyingly treacherous journey across unknown lands never before completed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Strong tale

    • By Q on 31-07-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • The Powder of Death

    • By: Julian Stockwin
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    The Powder of Death opens with a returned envoy to China meeting an English scholar in Oxford in the mid-13th century; their purpose is to share a deadly secret. They vow that the knowledge of gunpowder must die with them. The audiobook tells the story of its rediscovery, one man's obsession with the powder of death, and Edward III's determination to use it to his advantage. The nature of warfare is changed forever, and the world hears the death knell of knightly chivalry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History made so Vivid

    • By Nigel Bentley on 19-02-18

    Regular price: £20.89

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