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on 11 March 2014
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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on 2 March 2014
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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on 7 May 2014
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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on 19 July 2014
I am on my six book of the Rundel series I find them a good read a bit predictable but they flow along nicley the story keeps changing but that what like about this series of books will read the ole 9.
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on 24 April 2014
I am fond of naval fiction historical books, but do like to find that they are historically correct, although fiction. This series is very accurate in its detail of 19th century naval procedures and history, whilst at the same time being a very good fictional story, based on facts !
An excellent read.
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on 11 May 2014
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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on 21 November 2014
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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on 9 December 2014
Good story - a pity about the careless editing (many typing errors)
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on 16 January 2015
A very enjoyable read.
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on 30 August 2014
Like all the rest very good read.
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