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5.0 out of 5 stars This Vary Good Series Continues To Hold Me,
In this story we see Bolitho being tasked to find the mutineers from the Bounty, lead by a notorious pirate. As with the others in the series this book is fast paced and a great read. If you liked the Bolutho series so far then this one will not disappoint.
A note on the Kindle version: Vary good conversion to e-format with no typos or misprints at all.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!,
This review is from: Form Line Of Battle (Paperback)This book is simply a great read. Our hero fights on land and sea; there is plenty of action and adventure. The descriptions of the battles are captivating and the story never drags.
In this story, we see burden of command weighing heavily on Bolitho. He's not a hero in the traditional sense. He gets things done, but he is no super-hero. He must, MUST, perform regardless how tired or fatigued he is, the incompetence and rivalries of his subordinates, and a host of other problems. Given that, Bolitho is not only a believable figure, he's one that the reader can relate to.
If you like action and adventure and a story that moves right along, then this is the book (and series) for you. I highly recommend it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Form Line Of Battle,
This review is from: Form Line Of Battle (Kindle Edition)A compelling read from start to finish you are there you can feel the anguish and the joy you are there on the quarterdeck.
4.0 out of 5 stars Form line of battle,
This review is from: Form Line Of Battle (Kindle Edition)Form line of battle. A very descriptive work, thoroughlyenjoyed it. I could not put the book down until finished it
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Kent's best,
This review is from: Form Line Of Battle (Paperback)This is certainly one of the best Bolitho novels, especially of the early series, which are far stronger than some later stories. Kent is a fine writer at his best, imbuing his tales with a clear feel for his strongly crafted central figure.
Bolitho is at his best when facing dubious odds and having to inspire his men to overcome them. Here in 1793, during the early years of the war with France, Britain attempts a toehold in Revolutionary France. Bolitho and his Hyperion, deal with disunity, convicts, harsh superiors and the enemy. This s probably my favourite of the early novels, and after the previous two stories, a welcome return to form. Enjoy
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy,
This review is from: Passage to Mutiny (Paperback)bought for my uncle as a gift. He says it is good condition and the large print is a real boost for him, as his eyesight is failing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Captures your imagination,
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolitho at sea again,
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolitho all at sea again,
This review is from: Form Line Of Battle (Kindle Edition)A first class book, downloaded seamlessly to my Amazon Kindle, (the original one) and I have enjoyed every Alexander Kent word.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bolitho,
This review is from: Form Line Of Battle (Kindle Edition)As always Alexander Kent a.k.a. Douglas Reaman, gives a powerful description of war at sea as it was in the hay day of the Royal Navy, despite enforced " reecruitment". Even Horatio Hornblower, always a good read too, pales before mid-shipman / Admiral Bolitho and "Form Line Of Battle" is as good a read as any - and I have read all of them in the paper version. Recommend this to any one who likes their history wrapped up in adventure without straying too far from either the facts or reality.
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Form Line Of Battle by Alexander Kent