Sloop of War : Richard Bolitho

  • by Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by Michael Jayston
  • Series: Richard Bolitho
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the French enter the American War of Independence, young Richard Bolitho is given command of the fast, well-armed sloop Sparrow. He has a chance to prove his ability, but danger threatens - as real and deadly as the enemy itself.


What the Critics Say

“One of our foremost writers of naval fiction.” (Sunday Times, London)


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Customer Reviews

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Good writing with excellent reading

Having read the whole series of the Bolitho saga I was eager to hear them read. This book does let one down. As the characters are developed by the author, they are enhanced by the the excellent reading by Michael Jayston. Though not authentic in all respects, it doe give a good idea of life aboard a wooden warship and superb seamanship. The story rattles along at a good pace and though the book is part of a 29 book series, it does read as a standalone story. Well recommended.
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- Tony


Another excellent adventure in the Bolitho series. The different characters seem to get more interesting as you progress. I hope they are planning to reproduce more in the series narrated by Michael Jayston.
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- Steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios