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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dewey Lambdin Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures Series Release Date: February 2010 ISBN: 9780307738806
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It is 1781 and the British-held American port of Yorktown on the Chesapeake Bay is under siege. Pounded by the American colonists on land and the deadly warships of their French allies at sea, the once proud city is in flames and near ruin. But on the horizon, the King's own fleet of heavily armed frigates heads full sail to blast through France's blockade. Aboard His Majesty's swift flagship DESPERATE, midshipman Alan Lewrie quickly sets his gunners to their lethal work, firing rapid broadsides of twenty-four pound shot at the enemy vessels. Cannon fire lights up the death-filled night as the fate of the King's Colonies hangs on the bravery of one young midshipman leading his ships into the fiery jaws of battle.

"Jack Aubrey, Stephen Maturin, Horatio Hornblower and now Alan Lewrie - the four new musketeers." (Amazon.com)


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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/13/2013

    " Well written and interesting. A good Naval story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 2/9/2013

    " Not bad (except I'm an American and this is the Battle of Yorktown...and the hero is British, oh well.) Not so nautical as most of the story takes place ashore. Still pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KJ | 4/22/2011

    " I liked it, however, I thought it could have been edited a little tighter. A great deal takes place on land and I felt as those parts would have been better served somewhat more condensed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aspen Junge | 12/27/2010

    " I read the entire series largely back-to-back (my local public library is well-stocked). One of the great things about this series is that we get to watch Alan Lewrie, the main character, grow up from a callow, self-indulgent teenager to a mature, thoughtful, and responsible adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 8/14/2010

    " Again, another great adventure... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/16/2010

    " I liked this one well enough but I don't think I would enjoy eighteen books of Mr. Lewrie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 11/22/2009

    " Not bad (except I'm an American and this is the Battle of Yorktown...and the hero is British, oh well.) Not so nautical as most of the story takes place ashore. Still pretty good read. "

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About the Author
Author Dewey Lambdin

Dewey Lambdin is an American historical novelist. He is best known for his Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures series, set during the Napoleonic Wars. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: A novel of Old Cape Fear.

About the Narrator

John Lee has narrated more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.