Thieves of Mercy: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea Audiobook, by James L. Nelson Play Audiobook Sample

Thieves of Mercy: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea Audiobook

Thieves of Mercy: A Novel of the Civil War at Sea Audiobook, by James L. Nelson Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Bradford Hastings Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 10.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: Samuel Bowater Release Date: November 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9798212182782

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

38

Longest Chapter Length:

37:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:32 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

23:37 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

24

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Publisher Description

Filled with wild characters and heart-pounding action, and set against the bold backdrop of the Civil War, Thieves of Mercy is a worthy successor to the W. Y. Boyd Award-winning novel Glory in the Name

Having survived the bloody Battle of New Orleans and the loss of their ironclad Yazoo River, captain Samuel Bowater, engineer Hieronymus Taylor, and the survivors of their crew are given new orders—take command of an ironclad warship being built in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bowater and his men take passage upriver from “Mississippi” Mike Sullivan, one of the wild, undisciplined captains of the River Defense Squadron, only to find, on their arrival, that their ship is not even half built and the enemy is closing fast.

Against their better judgment, Bowater and crew join forces with the mercurial Sullivan on board his ad hoc river gunship the General Page. Outnumbered and outgunned, the Confederates once again fling themselves bravely at the overwhelming power of the Yankee invaders. The deadly back-and-forth fight along the Mississippi ends at last in the massive naval battle of Memphis, and the near-suicidal attempt by the Confederates to hold back the Northern flood.

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About James L. Nelson

James L. Nelson is a former professional mariner and an award-winning writer of many works of fiction and nonfiction. His books include George Washington’s Secret Navy, which won the Naval Order’s prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and Glory in the Name, which won the American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and C-SPAN’s Book TV.

About Bradford Hastings

Bradford Hastings is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.