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Tensions are escalating between England and Napoleon's France. While the Royal Navy launches reconnaissance, rescue missions, and spies on the continent, French privateer ships are lurking in English waters poised to strike at British trade. Meanwhile, smugglers and storms threaten to overcome HMS Teazer.
©2007 Julian Stockwin (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Michael on 08-21-15

Hero becomes the Rogue

For the most part this series has been very entertaining. This is by far the worst of the series so far. The book turned into one big soap opera, with a story line that shows Kydd to act like a spoiled rich teenager. The hero has become the rogue, and his position not only slips with the admiralty but with this reader also. The only saving grace of the book is the performance of Rodska.

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By Keith on 07-02-15

Romance

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would only recommend this to fans of the series. You have to listen to it to move the storyline ahead. It was slow moving and pretty boring. The romantic storyline did not seem plausible.

What could Julian Stockwin have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less high society drama.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Love stories narrated by Christian Rodska.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

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By Simon on 08-28-15

A worthy read but not a series highlight

The Kydd series is a very worthy addition to any fan of nautical or historical military fiction. This book contains a lot of the characteristics of the overall series including the well researched descriptions of 19th centurt life but for me at least doesn't quite hit the heights of some of the others. Kydd behaves just too much like a love-sick teenager and the action is more limited. Christian Rodska does his normal fine job and I love him as a narrator but romance probably isn't exactly his sweet spot.

It's still worth reading and subsequent books return to form but it didn't quite reach the same heights for my tastes as most of the other books.

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By Toby on 06-22-17

More Sense & Sensibility than a swashbuckling yarn

Stockwin veers off course in this'un to a slightly dragging tale dominated by society and courtship at the detriment of naval adventure.

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