Midshipman Bolitho

  • by Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by Michael Jayston
  • 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"One of our foremost writers of naval fiction...authentic, inspiring, well-characterised and, finally, moving." (Sunday Times)


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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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- Karl

Chapters out of order.

Pity that the chapters are all out of order, skipping about. It could have been good apart from that. have returned it until they fix it.
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- Matthew Humphries

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios