Soldier of Fortune : Captain Rawson

  • by Edward Marston
  • Narrated by Christopher Oxford
  • Series: Captain Rawson
  • 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Capitan Daniel Rawson is a soldier, spy, linguist and ladies' man. Whether he is extracting valuable intelligence from the wife of a French general or leading his men in a Forlorn Hope, Rawson is a man on whom the Duke of Marlborough can always rely. Seething with intrigue and packed with swashbuckling heroics, the novel follows the Confederate army on the long, perilous trek across Europe to meet the French and their allies at the ferocious battle of Blenheim. The first in an exciting new adventure series featuring Captain Daniel Rawson.


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Customer Reviews

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Badly written, unlikely plot, badly read.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I cannot think of anyone who would enjoy this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Edward Marston again?


Would you be willing to try another one of Christopher Oxford’s performances?

No, he is the worst reader by far of any audiobook I have listened to.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Soldier of Fortune?


Any additional comments?

The plot was nonsense; the historical aspect was delivered as though it was part of a non-fiction account of Marlborough's campaign and seemed completely unconnected with the fictional part; the relationship between Marlborough and Daniel Rawson was farcical to the point of unbelievability and Christopher Oxford's rendition of different characters' voices would have been comical if it had not been so intensely annoying.

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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-02-2009
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd