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By Mark on 06-21-12
A "must have" for British naval fiction!!!!
What did you love best about Stand into Danger?
Michael Jayston's performance is outstanding. His "accent" adds to the British flavor and is easily understood by Americans. Really sounded as if he enjoyed reading the novel because he brings all the characters to life. Well done! Kent's plot, sub-plots, characters (both major and minor) are excellent. What a joy to listen to.!.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Plot development builds to a climax, as usual, but Kent adds more and more pieces in such an interesting way that there are no dull spots. I found myself just as interested in the main plot as I was in the minor characters development and sub-plots. Excellent.
What does Michael Jayston bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His accent is distinctly British and easily understood by all English speaking peoples.
If you could rename Stand into Danger, what would you call it?
If it wasn't called Stand into Danger I would title the book: "Treasure Hunt, and Death".
Any additional comments?
Really a wonderful Audible book. I wish the entire series were available.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Pat on 03-03-12
A Patrick O'Brian Rival?
As a great Patrick O'Brian fan I am excited to find the offerings of Alexander Kent on Audible. This is a good yarn from a talented writer who obviously knows this genre, that of the late 18th and early 19th centuries English naval service. Since this is the first of these books I've read, I look forward to listening to more of Kent's work. One slight problem I see is that there are 30 Richard Bolitho novels in this collection and only nine are presently available from Audible. Also, Audible said a couple of months ago it was going to number selections in series so they would be easier to read in order. This has not been done yet, so it's necessary to find the correct order elsewhere. It's also unknown whether more of the Kent-Bolitho saga is to be recorded and sold through Audible. I'd prefer to plow through a series such as this without having to go back and read new additions out of sequnce later. So the big question is what is happening with the other 21 novels in this series from Audible???
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
By Mike on 11-14-10
The New Master of Naval Fiction
Alexander Kent's Bolitho saga carries on the legacy of other fine authors such as C.S. Forester. As a former Royal Naval officer, Kent brings a keen understanding of life aboard ship and the challenges of command. Stand Into Danger is the story of a young officer (Richard Bolitho) who has to learn, first hand, about those challenges and the dangers that accompany them.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
By richard on 11-23-14
For Royal Navy junkies only.
What did you like best about Stand into Danger? What did you like least?
Very good characters. The book moved too slow then it all seemed to wrap up at once.
Was Stand into Danger worth the listening time?
Yes, the narration and story line was worth the time. I wouldn't miss my wedding to hear the ending but i could see myself being late to work.
Any additional comments?
Don't buy this book if your looking for something to fill the O brien void in your life. But for what its worth, it has some value.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Jean on 07-30-12
Seeking missing treasure
I love a good sea story. This story takes place in 1749 and is between wars so the British Navy is reducing ships and personnel. Lt Richard Bolitho is happy he got as assignment as the number 3 lieutenant on a 24 gun frigate. The ship is sent out on a special assignment to find some missing treasure taken by the British from a Spanish ship then stole from the British. There is lots of action with battles both on land and sea. Bolitho is still learning his trade and learning how to be a leader. Michael Jayston did an excellent job narrating the book. This is the 3rd book in the series. If you like good old fashion sailing ship stories you will enjoy this one.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Dennis on 06-07-13
Great story very interesting characters
Would you listen to Stand into Danger again? Why?
Yes, after a year of so good book great story
What did you like best about this story?
All of the characters seemed to be real and the writer did a great job of holding your attention
Which character – as performed by Michael Jayston – was your favorite?
I liked all of them he did a professional job to bring each alive and look forward to reading more of his books
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Both out of pitty and pride
Any additional comments?
Look forward to reading more not sure why there a wide gaps between books but each is well written to carry itself
2 of 3 people found this review helpful