Sloop of War : Richard Bolitho

  • by Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by Michael Jayston
  • Series: Richard Bolitho
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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“One of our foremost writers of naval fiction.” (Sunday Times, London)


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British Ship off the US coast 1778

This my third Kent book and I understand this is the 5th book in the series. So far Audible is not carrying all of them. This book provided a different look of the revolution as it is from the British view point. The British are running a blockade off the US coast. Our hero Richard Bolitho is sent off to rescue some British Soldiers and is also successful is destroying a privateer that was plaguing the area. Toward the end of the book he is promoted to Captain and is trying to rescue General Cornwallis but fails to do so. Some nice sea battles in the story as well as intrigue. If you like sea stories of this era you will enjoy this story.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Excellent sea-faring yarn

The narration by Jayston adds a very realistic tone to this novel. His ability to mimic different characters is amazing. (except, possibly, the ladies) I certainly will be looking for more Kent novels narrated by this gentleman. An excellent read.
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- PD McClafferty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-03-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios