An Awkward Commission : John Pearce

  • by David Donachie
  • Narrated by Peter Wickham
  • Series: John Pearce
  • 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John Pearce's recent promotion means that he is finally free to follow his own wishes. But the same can't be said for his trio of closest friends. While Pearce is indulging himself in London, they are shipped off to the Mediterranean. Riddled with guilt over leaving them, Pearce vows to liberate them from the brutal tyrant they are serving under. His application to William Pitt finds him sailing off with secret dispatches for Admiral Lord Hood. But when Captain Ralph Barclay puts the lives of his crew at risk in his vain search for glory, Pearce is obliged to embark on a dangerous mission before he can free his friends.


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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful Series of Novels

Marvellous. Have purchased every one of Donachie's series covering the exploits of John Pearce.
One left to listen to and am dreading it as I know I be left wanting more.
Recommend these books to anyone who enjoys a good seafaring read.
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- David

An Incredibly catching story

Would you consider the audio edition of An Awkward Commission to be better than the print version?

Yes, The Narration is brilliant, he is very good with accents and its easy to distinguish between characters and their personalities.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ralph Barlclay, A great bad guy, with a very deep story and yet I can't help but feel for him at the same time, as he just seems to dig himself deeper and deeper into this hole.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The last scene

Any additional comments?

Very descriptive, some readers tend to find it makes the story a bit slow, I find it adds depth and gets you to really 'know' each individual character.

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- Jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-06-2007
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books