“One of our foremost writers of naval fiction.”
About the Author
Douglas Reeman (Alexander Kent) did convoy duty in the Atlantic, the Arctic and the North Sea. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty bestselling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
The Richard Bolitho sea story series by Alexander Kent has more than twenty volumes and is still going strong. This entry features a mature Bolitho, his enterprising nephew, Adam, and various villains and heroes fighting the French in the Napoleonic era. Like all books in the series, it is half soap opera and half action. Michael Jayston is a superb reader; his somber intonations are perfectly in tune with the older Bolitho, and he slides easily into various British and foreign accents for the other characters. He is not performing, but reading with effortless expressiveness. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.