Keane

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 178 ratings

Keane's Company Summary

Welcome to James Keane – card sharp and ladies’ man – and one of the finest soldiers of Wellington’s army. Keane – hot-tempered, a maverick, never quite accepted by his fellow officers – is in trouble for killing his man in a duel: An activity forbidden by Wellington.

To avoid court martial, he takes on an unwelcome assignment: to form an ill-assorted bunch of reprobates into an elite unit capable of operating behind the lines. A nineteenth-century Dirty Dozen. Keane’s Company is the first novel featuring James Keane and his band, whose adventures will continue in a series following the Peninsular War.

©2013 Iain Gale (P)2014 WF Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Keane's Company

    • By: Iain Gale
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 74

    Welcome to James Keane – card sharp and ladies’ man – and one of the finest soldiers of Wellington’s army. Keane – hot-tempered, a maverick, never quite accepted by his fellow officers – is in trouble for killing his man in a duel: An activity forbidden by Wellington. To avoid court martial, he takes on an unwelcome assignment: to form an ill-assorted bunch of reprobates into an elite unit capable of operating behind the lines. A nineteenth-century Dirty Dozen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Decent Enough

    • By Simon on 31-08-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Keane's Challenge

    • Keane, Book 2
    • By: Iain Gale
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The Iberian Peninsula, 1809. French troops led by one of Napoleon's best generals are amassing on the border. Wellington's outnumbered force and his unreliable Spanish allies need to pick off the smaller French units if they are to stand their ground. For that they need information: accurate intelligence on numbers, arms, and whereabouts. That's where Captain Keane and his company of reformed scouting officers are invaluable tools--despite being unpopular with the regular soldiers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little more Keane

    • By Simon on 11-09-15

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 3

    • Keane's Charge

    • By: Iain Gale
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    The intrepid band of warriors, led by Captain James Keane, have been given their toughest job yet by Wellington. Both the British and French armies have retreated from the old university city of Coimbra, leaving it in ruins, the inhabitants destitute and the houses full of wounded from all sides.

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • Conspiracy

    • Keane, Book 4
    • By: Iain Gale
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Wellington has handed Keane his least favourite job: he is to get himself captured by the French, escape from captivity once in France and make his way to Paris to work undercover there. There are rumours of unrest against Napoleon's regime, and Keane's task is to work out which, if any, the British should support. Nothing works out as planned. Keane, bereft of most of his loyal team, finds himself in an unknown, confusing political and social world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Swashbuckling fun as usual.

    • By mark smith on 11-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99