Richard Bolitho

28 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 880 ratings

Stand into Danger Summary

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 lieutenant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 4

    • Stand into Danger

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great listen

    • By David on 09-10-11

    Regular price: £18.49

  • Book 5

    • In Gallant Company

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 48
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
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    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

  • Book 6

    • Sloop of War

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      5 out of 5 stars 44
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    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

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  • Book 7

    • 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 67
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      5 out of 5 stars 56
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    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

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  • Book 8

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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

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  • Book 9

    • Passage to Mutiny

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 33
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    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

  • Book 10

    • With All Despatch

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    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

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  • Book 11

    • Form Line of Battle!

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      5 out of 5 stars 41
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    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.

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  • Book 12

    • Enemy in Sight

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    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

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  • Book 13

    • The Flag Captain

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    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

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  • Book 15

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  • Book 17

    • Success to the Brave

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

  • Book 18

    • Colours Aloft

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of the Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle. With the Peace of Amiens in ruins, he must leave the safety of Falmouth. What lies ahead is the grim reality of war at close quarters - where Bolitho will be called upon to anticipate the overall intention of the French fleet. But the battle has also become a personal vendetta between himself and the French admiral who formerly sailed the Argonaute.

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  • Book 19

    • Honour this Day

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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    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

  • Book 20

    • The Only Victor

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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    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.

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  • Book 21

    • Beyond the Reef

    • By: Alexander Kent
    • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    In March 1808, as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there. Setting aside his bitter memories and the anguish of a friendship betrayed, Bolitho takes passage in the ill-fated Golden Plover. With him sail others commanded by duty and lured by danger - and those who wish only to escape.

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