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by Dewey Lambdin

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Dewey Lambdin
ISBN: 0312305087
ISBN13: 978-0312305086
Language: English
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (September 1, 2002)
Pages: 358
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Dewey Lambdin takes Captain Lewrie off his frigate and wastes nearly the whole novel ashore in a silly, contrived, and . This book was an example of a lot of the things I really don't like about the Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures.

Dewey Lambdin takes Captain Lewrie off his frigate and wastes nearly the whole novel ashore in a silly, contrived, and painfully-drawn-out New Orleans spy caper, with fan-service sex scenes so awkward that, instead of being titillated, you just want to turn away in embarrassment. I wasn't sure if I was even going to bother finishing it, but I would like to read the rest of the series (assuming the author got this out of his system), and didn't want to miss any context.

Dewey Lambdin (born 1945) is an American nautical historical novelist. He is best known for his Alan Lewrie naval adventure series, spanning the American Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Besides the Alan Lewrie series, he is also the author of What Lies Buried: a novel of Old Cape Fear.

Not merely a worthy entry in the very popular Lewrie series but a top-of-the-line naval adventure that can be thoroughly enjoyed by readers who've never met Captain Lewrie until now. ―Booklist. The brilliantly stylish American master of salty-tongued British naval tales.

Lewrie, Alan (Fictitious character), Cape Saint Vincent, Battle of, 1797. New York : St. Martin's Press.

Book in the Alan Lewrie Series). but also, sadly, losing him the HMS Jester, which, after three years at.

Alan Lewrie is not a man to admit failure and defeat, and his quest might prove the most daunting of his long naval career. Not merely a worthy entry in the very popular Lewrie series but a top-of-the-line naval adventure that can be thoroughly enjoyed by readers who've never met Captain Lewrie until no. The Best Naval Adventure Series since C. S. Forester. Naval adventures in the time of wooden ships and iron men form a distinct literary genre.

An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure. Dewey Lambdin is the author of eight previous Alan Lewrie novels. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Volume 9). Dewey Lambdin. St. Martin's Griffin.

Alan Lewrie is the hero and main character of Dewey Lambdin's naval adventure . The latest Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure, "The King's Marauder," will be released TOMORROW, Feb. 4, 2014.

Alan Lewrie is the hero and main character of Dewey Lambdin's naval adventure series of novels  . The King's Marauder: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure. The year 1807 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy. His frigate HMS Reliant has a new captain, he’s living at his father’s estate at Anglesgreen, among spiteful neighbors and family, and he’s recovering from a wound suffered in the South Atlantic.

Following the footsteps of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, whose ripping adventures capture thousands of new readers each year, comes the heir apparent to the mantle of Forester and O'Brian: Dewey Lambdin, and his acclaimed Alan Lewrie series.

In this latest adventure Lewrie is promoted for his quick action in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, but before he's even had a chance to settle into his new role, a mutiny rages through the fleet, and the sudden reappearance of an old enemy has Lewrie fighting not just for his command, but for his life.

"A rip-roaring sea yarn brimming with riveting action and lusty diversions." - Booklist

Comments to eBook King's Captain: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
Worla
This least-seaworthy of a fine series so far is nevertheless one of the best because of Lambdin's evocation of the fascinating Great Mutiny of the Royal Navy's forehead-knuckling, forelock-pulling, long-suffering tars. The Ram-Cat is tested once again, not only in discovering and molding a new crew, but uncovering and undermining their insurrection. His methods are plausible and entertaining and, in the end, amusingly appropriate (for him) in his choice of allies. As an old addict of the Patrick O'Brien/Richard Russ series, I'm finding Lambdin a worthy (and less pretentious) successor, though both series were written about the same time. Allen Lewrie could be Jack Aubrey's younger, even more rambunctious, brother. And his choice of the penny whistle for a musical instrument is more believable than Jack's violin. The historical milieu of the tales thus far is always believable, even when some of the colloquialisms of the principal characters are suspiciously modern, and the reader's addiction is inevitable. So clear your accounts and get ready to keep spending for the rest of these engaging novels. And confusion to Bony!
Freaky Hook
Damn fine stuff! Rollicking! Swashbuckling, or darn near. A bit "soap opera"-ish at points, and a little too dependent on previous books. (This is, of course, par for the course for "series" books.)

I don't know if it's just me, but the Kindle version was bollixed: the first two chapters were shoved all the way to the end of the book! I felt something was missing at the book's opening! Yeah! The first too bloomin' chapters!

The series is a little "saltier" than the other great series of naval adventures. More cussing, more drinking, more rutting. Way more cussing. (How can you have a story about sailors without the use of strong language?) This makes the series fit, I think, for mature readers only. But the books are darn fine page-turners, with interesting characters, fascinating situations, and some eye-opening historical education for the reader who is eager to learn.
Nahelm
I've probably written many reviews for most of Dewey's books so I won't take much time. I was expecting more from this late title and I was a bit surprised it wasn't there. Nevertheless, I expect it in the sequel, which I suppose is gratuity of a good writer. This one writes great stories. Keep 'em comin'!!!
Prince Persie
I've read the entire series and this installment shows such foresight and planning in how it fits the past and future books. Well written and does such a great job of making Lewrie pay for his behavior that it seemed he would always get away with. Lewrie is a real scoundrel / hero and can't leave well enough alone. Probably why he is one of the most interesting fictional characters in print. Lambdin excels in the effort to make Lewrie's inner thoughts seem so human without being forced on us. Very entertaining book and I will say you should read it. Cheap, cheap, cheap entertainment that is worth your time and the small price makes it even better.
Survivors
First, as a story this is not one of the stronger books in the series. I was familiar with the mutinies of 1797 and still found it a bit boring. But, you will want to read this book as there are some developments in Lewrie's life ashore that you will need to be familiar with.

The biggest problem is that the beginning of the novel is actually at the back of the book, after the Afterword. I was already several chapters into the book when I looked at some of the reviews here and discovered the problem. Should you buy this book, just be sure to flip through to the actual beginning of the story. I will be writing Amazone and hope they either issue an updated Kindle version of, unlikely, issue a credit.
Fearlesshunter
I was merrily reading this tale and arrived at, I thought, the end. And then the usual Lambdin Epilogue, and the Afterword of historical explication...and I found the last a little "off" as it mentioned the glorious Valentine's Day triumph of the British and Nelson...and that hadn't been in the book that I had just finished. And the Afterword ended AND then a story started about the Valentine's Day naval event and then it ended. Clearly this electronic version was not in order and the opening chapter had been placed at the close of the book, following the Afterword. Anyone else have this experience?
Mr.jeka
It's been years since I've indulged in this series, and as a student of history, the inclusion of actual events in a story is almost always cool for me, but . . . there was very little naval action. Promoted to Captain, Lewrie gets a new ship, and the story revolving around her is somewhat pagan, but enjoyable. The drag of the novel is that the mutiny just doesn't read well, and our heroes' role in combatting it was hard to read. There was also movement in the continuing story of Alan Lewrie, and not all of it for the good. Overall, it was an OK read, but the action was minimal.
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