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Forever Leftenant Rundel (The Rundel Series Book 5)

Forever Leftenant Rundel (The Rundel Series Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

N. Beetham Stark
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Benjamin Rundel is sent as first leftenant aboard the Gadfly which is under the command of the son of an M.P. who has bought his son’s commission as ‘captain.’ But the young man is not interested in the sea, the war or sailing. He is a frustrated actor who is addicted to opium and has no idea of the duties of captain.

Ben must face charges of mutiny in order to safeguard the ship as he assumes the duties of captain. He manages to capture a number of French merchantmen and destroys some frigates in a cutting out exercise. In the end he is exonerated by the court martial.

On the way to Copenhagen adverse winds strand him at Deal. When his boat capsizes, he is rescued by smugglers who row the speedy ‘centipedes’ back and forth to France with contraband. After his daring escape, he takes part in the bloody battle against the Danes at Copenhagen. Book 5 of 9 in The Rundel Series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3105 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: N. Beetham Stark (2 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H2BC2WE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Typos and historical inaccuracies 11 Mar 2014
By DavidS
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The entire series is littered with typographical and grammatical errors, but good writers are not necessarily supposed to be aces at spelling and syntax - that's the job of the publisher. Not sure who the publisher is with a Kindle book, but whoever it is they need to be strapped to the muzzle of an 18 pounder and the readers will fight for the slow match.
You don't have a post captain and a couple of lieutenants on a brig; you don't have a 64-gun frigate; the marines did not have 'rifles'....there are historical horrors all over the place. And worst of all is the persistent American assumption that Britain consists only of England. The ships were English, the flag was English, the sailors were all English - no Welsh, Scots or Irish (apart from the hero's pal) and the Act of Union was 100 years before this series is set - to a message to all American writers: Call them British, not English!
Having made that point on behalf of all readers who are British but not English and I will even ignore some obvious Americanisms in the prose which would never have happened in 1799, the plots are racy and imaginative, if hardly likely. It is rather more the sort of story you would find in a 'Boy's Own Adventure Book' from the 1930s......"with a mighty bound Jack was free".....stuff.
If you are short of an O'Brian, Forester, Pope or Showell Styles, this will do, but it won't rivet you.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy 2 Mar 2014
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The reason I have given this book one star is that no stars is not an option. The author cannot spell, has no idea of the meaning of some of the words used and is a dismal failure at research into period and subject
This Is the worst series of books I have encountered since I became a Kindle user

J A Smith
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good yarn. 11 May 2014
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Like all the books in the series it is entertaining easy reading and the hero always succeeds. Ignore the errors, do not be too critical and you will enjoy the yarns.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Life in the ENGLISH Navy 7 May 2014
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If you like a "boys adventure book" you may enjoy the Rundel series but if you wonder where the rest of the British Isles features in the English Navy this is a mystery series.
Picture an 18th century BRITISH sailor in Napoleonic times standing in line, trousers held up by suspenders waiting for his pay in pounds and pence, and wondering when he can visit with his friends ashore who are a ways off!
I guess he sure is lucky to have been helped with his Math and Ciphering.
Was Nelson really shot by a sniper with rifle?
The books are neither grammatically nor historically correct. Stick to Bolitho, Hornblower or Sharpe if you prefer English as a language and a semblance of historical fact.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good 21 Nov 2014
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Liked all. I am going to read the fill bundle one after the other. I feel sometimes that I am there as part of the crew
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 9 Dec 2014
By marlin
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Good story - a pity about the careless editing (many typing errors)
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