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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (460 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. Thomas Russell Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the time of the French Revolution, one of Britain's most skillful naval officers, Charles Saunders Hayden, is a young lieutenant, the son of an English father and a French mother. His abilities and his loyalty to the king of England are beyond dispute, yet his career seems doomed by his mixed heritage and lack of political connections. Consequently, Hayden is assigned to an aging frigate, the Themis, under the command of Captain Josiah Hart, a man known as Faint Hart throughout the service.

As the Themis takes to sea to harass the enemy, the disaffection of the crew begins to boil over into acts of violence, and the lieutenant finds himself caught between his superior and a crew pushed toward mutiny. A revolution at sea ensues, and Hayden is wrenchingly torn between honor and duty, as the magnificent Royal Navy engages the French in a centuries-old struggle for power. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brett Hestelow | 2/14/2014

    " Really Enjoyed it ! So much so , im currently reading the 2nd book in the series ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ross | 2/11/2014

    " The next closest thing to O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Winona | 2/10/2014

    " I'm having a difficult time getting into this book. I'll read a few more chapters and see if it gets any more exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Will | 2/2/2014

    " This is an excellent start to what looks to be a great and refreshing new series. Grittier than Forester, Pope, or Kent and far more readable and stimulating than O'Brien (sorry to any POB fans out there), this book was packed with battle, adventure, and intrigue. One thing that I especially liked about it was that the common seamen were FINALLY portrayed as sentient beings, instead of the mindless, will-less automatons of other series. The protagonist was very human, but still admirable and very likable. The 'supporting cast' was also great: you love the good guys and hate the villains, though there are a few characters that are sort of fence-riders (making the story more believable and more realistic, in my opinion). A must read for any son or daughter of the sea! "

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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.