To avoid court martial, he takes on an unwelcome assignment: to form an ill-assorted bunch of reprobates into an elite unit capable of operating behind the lines. A nineteenth-century Dirty Dozen. Keane’s Company is the first novel featuring James Keane and his band, whose adventures will continue in a series following the Peninsular War.
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By Simon on 31-08-15
I *really* liked the premise of this book when I read the "blurb", I mean who doesn't love a maverick hot headed card sharp leading a bunch of misfits?
In the end though i did leave slightly disappointed. I will try the second book in the series to see how it develops because I did enjoy it but the author never really seemed to develop his characters to the level I thought they deserved. The battle scenes were decent though and the quality narration kept my attention throughout.
I can't strongly recommend this but equally it was worth listening to. The problem is that with the likes of Cornwell lurking around every corner books like this in the genre have to be pretty special to get a lot of attention. I don't think Iain Gale quite managed that in this volume but he did come up with an interesting concept that could be developed.
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By d on 19-06-15
Would you consider the audio edition of Keane's Company to be better than the print version?
I have sight problems so yes.
What other book might you compare Keane's Company to, and why?
It obviously has to be compared to the Sharpe series and it compares well.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
There are not many books I would like to listen to in one sitting.
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