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By David on 10-09-11
A great listen
I remember reading Midshipman Bilitho when I was much younger, this moves the character along as he experiences the trials of being a lieutenant and his first brush with the fairer sex. It is a shame that the next book in the series is no available through audible.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Simon on 10-14-15
As good as all those years ago
I suspect I am like many on Audible who will be drawn to this title. I read, these books as a youngster, loved them and fancied reliving the adventures. But was it as good? I think the very simple answer is yes! Kent of course displays sound knowledge of naval history and delivers exciting yarns which Michael Jayston does a thoroughly good job of narrating. Maybe some of the newer authors of naval historical fiction have developed the genre further but from my listen to Stand Into Danger it can still hold its head up high!
I notice sadly that the previous two books are not available and that there are gaps later in the series on Audible's roster. I'd say don't let that put you off, there's still a great deal of enjoyment to be had here and enough of the backstory is clear enough to mean that isn't a concern.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Fred on 10-21-12
Stand into danger
As with all Alexander Kent stories the detail is excellent,but never so excessive that they bog down the story. The characters are realistic and believable,combining everyday life aboard the ships with exciting actions and smaller human sub plots, that bring the 19th century navy into the reader/listener's imagination
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By alexander on 11-21-16
a role model for the post teens
exciting imaginative and hard to put down
now i will have to read some of Kent's other titles.