• The French Admiral

  • By: Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Series: Alan Lewrie, Book 2
  • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-09-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (327 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

1781: Held by the British, the Chesapeake Bay port of Yorktown is under siege. Pounded by the American forces on land and the deadly warships of their French allies at sea, the once-proud city is aflame and near ruin. But on the horizon, the Royal Navy fleet, with heavily armed frigates, is poised to break through the French blockade. Aboard HMS Desperate, Midshipman Alan Lewrie sets his gunners to their lethal work firing broadsides of 24-pound shot at the enemy vessels.
©2002 Dewey Lambdin (P)2010 Random House
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4 out of 5 stars
By Craig Walker on 01-04-13

Great Read but CAUTION!

If you are a fan of Patrick O’brian, you will love Dewey Lambdin equally if not more. In the Alan Lewrie series Lambdin is equally historically accurate and perhaps even more engaging, but without the problem I often found of wondering who is speaking at a given time. Lambdin’s characters are very clear and concise. One major word of caution however. These books aren’t cheap, and after reading the first 10, Audible dropped the remaining eight of the series. So, unless you want to take an ending of the series on faith, until the remainder of the series reappears, I suggest not starting.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By David on 10-01-12

Great !!!!

What did you like best about this story?

I have just finished The Gun Ketch as well as books 1 thur 4 in the Alan Lewrie Series.
Dewey Lambdin is great! The best sailing writer I’ve found to date.
I’ve listen to the complete Alexander Kent Bolitho series as well as the complete Master and Commander, Hornblower, Two years before the mast and many many others.

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