• Midshipman Bolitho

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 17-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (50 ratings)

Summary

Richard Bolitho - Midshipman
October 1772, Portsmouth. Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon, ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship.
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger
December 1773, Falmouth. The young Bolitho looks forward to a family Christmas in Cornwall while the Gorgon is refitted. But Cornwall is the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers and wreckers. After the murder of a revenue officer, Bolitho is swept aboard his brother's cutter, Avenger, on a dangerous mission of hide-and-seek.
©1975 Alexander Kent (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"One of our foremost writers of naval fiction...authentic, inspiring, well-characterised and, finally, moving." ( Sunday Times)
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By Karl on 19-12-16

missing band of brothers

I enjoyed the first two books but with dismay found that book 3 of the omnibus is missing.

have returned this now because this was an incomplete recording

Audible ensure you provide the complete offering correctly next time

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Richard J Munson on 04-04-18

this is a poor recording

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

yes because I wanted the stroy

Any additional comments?

the recording stutters in places and 3 time played the wrong chapter

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Robert Bolin on 26-08-16

This is *not* the book advertised.

They publishers information says all three of the novellas of Bolitho's early career as a Midshipman are included. They are *not*. Band of Brothers is not in this audiobook. And two chapters of Bolitho and the Avenger repeat so. Otherwise the narration is excellent and what is there is quite enjoyable. But we will never get to hear the details of the events leading up to Bolitho's appointment to Lieutenant.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Deborah Seitz on 06-03-16

Midshipman Bolitho

This is a good story. There was only one problem, somewhere around chapter 12 the narration began to repeat and reread about 4 chapters. The writer did his research. He was very specific about the workings of a ship of the times. However, I found the names of the characters made it difficult to follow the story and thus interfered with the flow. There were new characters introduced later but there was not enough time spent on them and who they were for me to get invested in there purpose. All in all it was a nice short story.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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