Seaflower : Thomas Kydd

  • by Julian Stockwin
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • Series: Thomas Kydd
  • 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is two years since Thomas Paine Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the 'Duke William'. Now, with his friend Nicholas Renzi and crew members from the 'Artemis', Tom is a shipwrecked sailor back in the land of his birth.


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Seaflower - No Shrinking Violet

This is one of my favourites in the Kydd series. Kydd and Renzi advance continue to navigate through the trials of both naval and social life this time in the Carribean. The relationship between the two develops further as Kydd tries to emulate the smooth manners of the gentleman that is Renzy. Both men have outstanding skills and talents but are as different as chalk and cheese.

Stockwin understands his subject. The descriptions of life on board ship, the claustrophobic existence between decks, the risk and danger simply of sailing one of those majestic vessels plus obviously the nerve shredding terror of combat aboard are all captured and described expertly.

On top of that the difficulties of progressing through the ranks and the other skills that are required provide an interesting counterpoint to the significant amounts of action.

Rodska delivers it all with consummate skill and has a voice perfectly suited for naval characters of the period. Somehow he also manages to carry off the social aspects of the book too though I can guess which part he feels most comfortable doing!
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- Simon

Great story made even better by perfect narration.

The combination of this great story combined with the beautiful pace and characterisation by Christian Rodska make this a very entertaining and absorbing experience.
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- Mark Lucas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-04-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios