Under Enemy Colors by S. Thomas Russell audiobook

Under Enemy Colors

By S. Thomas Russell
Read by Robert Whitfield

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455135608

  • ISBN: 9781433207419

  • ISBN: 9781441701602

Runtime: 15.71 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

At the time of the French Revolution, one of Britain’s most skillful naval officers is young lieutenant Charles Saunders Hayden, the son of an English father and a French mother. His abilities and his loyalty to the king of England are beyond dispute, but 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 throughout the service as “Faint Hart.”

As the Themis takes to sea, the disaffection of the crew boils over into violence, and the lieutenant is 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Russell’s encyclopedic command of nautical lore, joined to his rare ability to spin a ripping yarn, places the reader right in the middle of the action.” Neal Stephenson, New York Times bestselling author
“A strong naval saga with vivid sea battles, strong characterizations, and a deep sense of time and place.” Midwest Book Review
“Russell’s first-rate debut features taut plotting, liberal action, and an attractively modest hero…Russell writes knowledgeably about late-eighteenth-century naval warfare and lyrically about the sea. In Hayden, he has created a complex, sympathetic hero.” Publishers Weekly
“A triumph…Simon Vance could well earn another Audie nomination with this superb reading…He uses an array of voices to allow the listener to follow the fast-paced dialogue effortlessly. This is a terrific story, enjoyably told.” AudioFile
“Russell has the makings of an A-lister and is sure to attract fans of fighting sail.” Booklist
“Fans of Patrick O’Brian’s works and other novels in the naval adventure genre will enjoy.” Library Journal
“Lieutenant Hayden is one of the most compelling and attractive heroes to appear in some time…This nascent series has ample firepower for a long run.” Military.com

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: S. Thomas Russell

Author Bio: S. Thomas Russell

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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 15.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English