Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead : Charles Hayden

  • by S. Thomas Russell
  • Narrated by Daniel Philpott
  • Series: Charles Hayden
  • 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charles Hayden returns in the thrilling new naval adventure from best-selling author S. Thomas Russell, today’s "Patrick O’Brian for a new generation" (Kirkus Reviews). Master and Commander Charles Hayden has received fresh orders that take him and the HMS Themis to the Caribbean, with instructions to meddle with French shipping to the colonies. While en route, they rescue two Spanish castaways who beg for help fleeing from a vengeful family situation - Hayden agrees to do what he can, though it’s soon clear his two new guests aren’t exactly what they seem. Arriving in the lawless Caribbean seas, Hayden and Themis find themselves torn between the forces of reckless English captains, conflicts between royalist and revolutionary Frenchmen, and Spanish ships that are enemies to both England and France. And when someone very dear to him is kidnapped, Hayden may sacrifice everything in a reckless pursuit to save her...


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This is book four in the Captain Charles Hayden series. It is a high sea adventure historical novel. The story is set toward the end of the 18th century at the beginning of the Napoleonic wars.

The opening of the story has the Captain and Crew of HMS Themis stationed in Bridgetown Barbados. HMS Themis comes upon a pair of half dead shipwreck survivors, a young Spanish nobleman and his beautiful sister. They are fleeing to the New World for safe harbor. HMS Themis rescues a cripple slave ship and tows it to Barbados. The Themis is ordered out on patrol in a squadron of three other ships under command of Captain Jones. Two other ships in the fleet disappear leaving just the two ships. Then the fun begins.

There is lots of tactics and age of sail strategizing, hand to hand combat, dangerous harbor raids, ship to ship battles, suspense, action and of course, superiors who are more interested in glory than survival. The book is easy to read, period accurate in every detail and well written. If you are a fan of the British Navy in the days of sail you will enjoy this series. Daniel Philpott does a good job narrating the book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

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Would you try another book from S. Thomas Russell and/or Daniel Philpott?

Yes with Thomas Russel, probably not with Daniel Philpott.

Would you be willing to try another one of Daniel Philpott’s performances?


Any additional comments?

Nothing kills a good book like a bad narrator.

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- Edmund

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books