Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £4.04
includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.
Read this title for free. Learn more
Read for £0.00
with Kindle Unlimited
OR

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

The Oliver Quintrell Trilogy: Under Admiralty Orders - The Oliver Quintrell Series (Books 1-3) by [Muir, M.C.]
Kindle App Ad

The Oliver Quintrell Trilogy: Under Admiralty Orders - The Oliver Quintrell Series (Books 1-3) Kindle Edition

3.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£4.04

Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited
Enjoy unlimited access to over 1 million titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for £7.99 a month, including this one. Learn more

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3262 KB
  • Print Length: 720 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grindelwald (7 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H5FJ0WM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Having downloaded this book and returned it for a refund three times it still fails to open in my Kindle, however following Amazon advice I have managed to finally open it with my Kindle for PC app.
If you are buying you need to check that it works immediately you download - you only get 14 days to get a refund on faulty downloads.

I am not sure if the books were worth all the effort needed to get to read them. The storylines were fair if a bit bland and most of the technical details of 18th/19th century sailing ships and the jargon was basically correct, and the background reasonably historically accurate. The action was there if not terribly exciting at times. The trilogy is simply written and an easy and fast read.

I did however, seriously struggle with the charaterisation which did not seem to feel 'right'. The actions, thought patterns and speech of the characters portayed all seemed a bit out of kilter, many of the men coming across as rather effeminate at times in both speech and action. My conclusion - M C Muir is possibly not a 'male of the species'! Perhaps these tales are intended to be for the younger demographic, if so they should be clearly described as such.

Not unreadable but not strong enough for my tastes, certainly no competition for Alexander Kent or even Dudley Pope. OK but a bit bland.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I thoroughly enjoyed this trilogy - easy to absorb yourself into the character and action. Although there are many novels written about the same period and with different takes on us and the French, this author writes with an easy style and the main character is not only plausible but easily adoptive. I enjoyed the authentic battles, the tongue-in-cheek humour and the varied action. Now I am left wondering if there is to be another trilogy......pity if there isn't !
A very good read if you are a fan of this type of book - the Royal Navy in the 18th and 19th centuries and all that that entails. Nautically accurate, soundly researched and worth spending your money on.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Whilst Mr Muir has captured elements of the times and the plots covered stories rarely told, I was unsure if his casual female interactions were born of mysogeny or the need to pad out the plot.

As a generalism the characters were lightly drawn and the plots poorly interlinked.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Excellent stories, spoilt slightly by appalling proof reading for both spelling and syntax.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Don't know how to rate it, it never downloaded!!!!!!!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover