H.M.S. Cockerel : Alan Lewrie

  • by Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: Alan Lewrie
  • 15 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A farmer, a bloody farmer! Knee-deep in dung and fathoms from the nearest port, Alan Lewrie, swashbuckling naval warrior turned family man, longs for battle. And when it comes, a battle royal it is! Called to the H.M.S. Cockerel, a sleek frigate captained by a malaria-stricken tyrant, First Officer Lewrie soon vaults to command, taking Cockerel from the lush pleasures of the Kingdom of Naples to a smoking cauldron called Toulon. There, an outnumbered coalition of former enemies is being drawn into a terrible land-sea battle against the revolutionary French, in a siege of blood and terror that will send shock waves around the world.
He's fought and loved on land and bounding sea from America to the East Indies. Alan Lewrie is the unforgettable hero-rogue of the age of wooden-walled, spray-lashed fighting ships.

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What the Critics Say

"This is Lambdin's usual satisfying brew....A fast-moving yarn loaded with action, colorful characters, and marvelous period detail." (Publishers Weekly)
"Great fun...Lambdin continues to plunk Alan Lewrie down in the midst of interesting times with humor and plenty of authentic detail." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

do you understand French

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Half the book (or it seems like half) of the book is in French. I don't understand French so a lot of the book meant nothing to me.


What did you like best about this story?

It's part of the series


How did the narrator detract from the book?

French accent


Any additional comments?

These are not cheap books. I will try 1 more and see how it is.

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- Gary W Camphouse

Terrific series

Would you listen to H.M.S. Cockerel again? Why?

Yes, great performance, good yarn.


What did you like best about this story?

Descriptions of the old sailing days.


Which scene was your favorite?

Taking of the French ship.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Move over, Master and Commander.


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- George

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2010
  • Publisher: Random House Audio