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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. Thomas Russell Narrator: Nick Boulton Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Master and Commander Charles Hayden returns in the sequel to the international best-seller Under Enemy Colors. Winter, 1793—the Reign of Terror rips through revolutionary France. In Plymouth, England, Master and Commander Charles Hayden is given orders to return to the ill-fated HMS Themis as the British fight the French for control of the strategically located island of Corsica. But within hours out of port, Hayden’s uncanny knack for attracting the attention of the French navy sees the Themis thrown back into action. When she lands in Corsica, and her men join forces with native insurgents, Hayden finds himself at the vanguard of a brutal clash of empires. Download and start listening now!

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  • Vivid and evocative, especially about what Mr. Russell knows best, the sea and sailing. Wall Street Journal on Under Enemy Colors “A first-rate debut features taut plotting, liberal action, and an attractively modest hero: Royal Navy Lieutenant Charles Hayden.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Whitt | 2/17/2014

    " This secong book is awesome1 Very good character and moral standing for the main character! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Barbara Elsborg | 2/7/2014

    " Well I loved his first and I love the second. Mr. Russell has drawn a great cast of characters and I love the twist with Hayden's love. Won't say more in case I spoil it! I'm really not a reader of this sort of story - I've never read Patrick O'Brian et al - but Mr.Russell's books are so easily read I find myself drawn into life on board a ship and can almost feel the room rock! I love the way he meshes fact and fiction. I'm not a history buff so I have no idea what's true and what's not but it all feels authentic to me. Great pace, interesting story and very well written. When's the next out? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michael Wallace | 2/6/2014

    " I actually listened to the unabridged audio book by Nick Boulton, which I have to say was done superbly. I have nothing but praise for the story itself. Bravo STR. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Craig | 1/15/2014

    " Even slightly better than the first in the series. Kind of a weird, sorta-semi-cliffhanger ending, but other than that, recommended for those who like the genre. "

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About the Author

S. Thomas Russell is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea and his love of nautical history inspired Under Enemy Colors. He lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.