Into the Dark : Alexis Carew

  • by J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • Series: Alexis Carew
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At 15, Alexis Carew has to face an age old problem - she's a girl, and only a boy can inherit the family's vast holdings. Her options are few. She must marry and watch a stranger run the lands, or become a penniless tenant and see the lands she so dearly loves sold off. Yet there may be another option, one that involves becoming a midshipman on a shorthanded spaceship with no other females.

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Hornblower with boobs

Where does Into the Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Fun exciting and not too deep


What did you like best about this story?

I like a strong female lead charector and the combination of old wooden ship navy tradition with a sci-fi theme worked well


What does Elizabeth Klett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Well modulated voice and good diction


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

It's a woman's life in the royal navy!


Any additional comments?

Pretty much a modern version of Horatio Hornblower, which I like. Bought into the dark on a whim and liked it, listening to Mutineer now and have just downloaded The Little Ships. Will there be any more?

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- Peter

Sailing ships in space!

This is great fun. Alexis joins the Royal Navy as a midshipman on the spur of the moment and heads off into space aboard a sailing ship at a time when GIRLS don't join the Navy. Lots of adventures, excitement, laugh out loud humour and the scene is set for a - hopefully - long series. I already have book 2, can't wait to start.

Narration is good, though it seems odd hearing an English accent speaking some very American phraseology, and there are one or two rather odd pronunciations, but overall, an excellent job, clear diction, each character well defined, without the awful gruffness of some female narrators with male characters.
All in all, an excellent listen.
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- Ariana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-02-2015
  • Publisher: J.A. Sutherland