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E frustration of uty calling at such an exciting moment 11% and needing to put the book The Confabulist down cannot be adeuatelyescribed What a brilliant picture 22% and so much action beautiful piece of writing Gosh 30% Sorry about the old fashioned gesticulation but I was really wanting to say how enjoyable this book really is particularly to an ex sea goer including tall ships Mr Durban get cracking we need another book in this series it is super and your story is full of interest and intrigue I say that at 40% with the utmost confidence you Sir are a master at your chosen occupation as author I o not feel my views are overboard instead I am confident that they are shared by other readers You continued to fulfil your promise throughout this super novel and I wait your next book with much keen anticipation Although not too excited by the premise I ecided to give this series a try and was not Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue disappointed Historically accurate great characterevelopment and a smooth flowing narrative each book in the series has been a pleasure to read Highly recommended I found myself almost cheering for the extraordinary yet very human characters at many points Other times It was tension and waiting in suspense for the outcome of a bold and unexpected move Very Spring Comes to Sanctuary (Welcome to Sanctuary, detailed and immersive I think that what I love most about these books is theay in the life view that the author paints brilliantly I read the first book in under a week When I wasn t working I couldn t put it Ask the Past down Bought the second Read that in about 3ays I was off over the weekend Now if you will excuse me I must get the next one Yeah I wish I Riding Class (Saddle Club, d bought the setNow I know The second story in the series which sets the background for the rest of the series The series bring Shelly Foote s article in Naval History that history should be written telling a good story Like Foots Civil War series there are maps appropriate for the text Anyone taking a course covering naval history or the French and Indian War would find the series a useful and enjoyable supplemen. Hore fortifications engage in ship on shipuels and eal with mutiny in the West IndiesThe Leeward Islands Suadron follows The Colonial Post Captain as the second of the Carlisle and Holbrooke novels The series will record the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760.

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Ebook Livres The Leeward Islands Suadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure (Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Livre 2) ã Chris Durbin – Libérerwebdesing.com

I think I said it before when reviewing the first book in the series but I m happy to say it again It s a emanding position to hold but I think Chris Durbin is Different Class doing it and isebatably the natural successor to Patrick O Brien I know this is a period and subject which has been Short Stories by Roald Dahl done toeath by authors from the good and greats to the far less literary giftedChris Durbin is in the former categoryHe has composed a good tale well written with good character Goldilocks the Three Bears definition importantly none of whom are the superhero type which spoils so many of this type of genre and the story moves along at the correct pace to be easily followed but without creating any impatience to skip pagesNice start Mr Durbin I look forward to a long series of exploits following our leading men As an old long time sailor who has sailed the entire Windward Leeward chain from St Thomas to TrinidadTobago I felt very comfortable with the story And as a minor history buff I enjoy story telling that is even uasi historical He writes about what seems to be a Past Life of mine and makes me feel like I am there on theeck at the mast head sailing the captured sloop after the battle was wonThe action was not unlike part of my earlier present life when I was a US Marine GunBrid pilot when I was in Vietnam in 1966 67That life is now being recreated in Britain by the Bird 18 group in the Rolling Thunder section of War And Peace Show Learn about them on their Facebook page at BIRD 18 Marine Aircraft Group 36 UKJohn Boden Klondike Playboy It s unlike me to complete a book in two ays but this story was a compelling page turner Preceeding the era covered by Patrick O Brian s series Chris Durbin s books provide a view of operations when the Royal Navy was thinly scattered to counteract the influence of the French Posted to the Caribbean Carlisle is attached to the suadron of the ailing Commodore tasked with harrying the FrenchWith the memory of the Minorca farce fresh in his mind he gets a ose of Socialist Realism deja vu as the Commodore makes poorecisio. In late 1756 as the British government collapses in the aftermath of the loss of Minorca and the country and navy are thrown into political chaos a small force of ships is sent to the West Indies to reinforce the Leeward Islands SuadronCaptain Edward Carlisle a native of Virginia and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke are fresh from the Mediterranean and their capture of.

Ns ignoring sound advice and then abandons the target after taking minor I Look Up To... Michelle Obama damageShortly after the Commodore collapses and Carlisle takes command putting the 1st lieutenant s nose out of joint convinced by his prior actions that he was unsuited to the task an enemy is madeAgain the author s intimate knowledge of sailing comes into play as heetails the Doctor Extraño disposition of ships and forts how the wind will affect the battle leaving one with a perfect picture in the mind s eye of the events as they unfoldThe characters introduced in book 1 are rounded out we see of their inner selves and watch friendships rivalries and aspirationsevelop a cracking read The second novel is just as good as the first if not a little better ue to the author s skill at portraying the main characters ability to fight a ship I can not express how much I am looking forward to reading the third novel of this series Well oneAurora Wolf a Literary Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy I gave the first novel 4 stars because I was not totally convinced of the strength of writing Now I am so convinced and thus the highest rating It will be interesting to read how the next 20 years to 1776 will expand Carlisle and Holbrook s careers He is of course a Virginian by birth alongside my paternal and maternal ancestors but will have been a King s officer Never Tell during this time Fair winds and calm seas Mr Durbin until we meet again Again Durbin hasone a good job of crafting a adventurous story The problem as I see it is that the characters are only tools to be brought in as needed to advance the plot and then set aside when no longer reuired They have no lives no interests beyond the narrow confine of their naval careers Durbin writes very well he just needs to add Feminism is for Everybody depth to his characters and use thatepth as part of the plot The Leeward Islands 050718 At 4% I am already pleased with my purchase not simply because of the action already illustrated but the interaction between the characters A good start and already an enjoyable read Th. A powerful French man of war Their new frigate Medina has orders to join a suadron commanded by a terminally ill commodore Their mission a near suicidal assault on a strong Caribbean island fortress Carlisle must confront the challenges of higher command as he leads the suadron back into battle to accomplish the Admiraltys ordersJoin Carlisle and Holbrooke as they attack

Chris Durbin grew up in the seaside town of Porthcawl in South Wales His first experience of sailing was as a sea cadet in the treacherous tideway of the Bristol Channel and at the age of sixteen he spent a week in a tops’l schooner in the Southwest Approaches He was a crew member on the Porthcawl lifeboat before joining the navyChris spent twenty four years as a warfare officer in the Royal Navy serving in all classes of ship from aircraft carriers through destroyers and frigates to the smallest minesweepers He took part in operational campaigns in the Falkland Islands the Middle East and the Adriatic and he spent two years teaching tactics at a US Navy training centre in San DiegoOn his retirement from the Royal Navy Chris joined a large American company and spent eighteen years in the aerospace defence and security industry including two years on the design team for the ueen Elizabeth class aircraft carriersChris is a graduate of the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth the British Army Command and Staff College the United States Navy War College where he gained a postgraduate diploma in national security decision making and Cambridge University where he was awarded an MPhil in International RelationsWith a lifelong interest in naval history and a long standing ambition to write historical fiction Chris has embarked upon creating the Carlisle amp; Holbrooke series in which a colonial Virginian commands a British navy frigate during the middle years of the eighteenth centuryThe series will follow its principal characters through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American Colonies in the 1760s They’ll negotiate some thought provoking loyalty issues when British policy and colonial restlessness lead inexorably to the American RevolutionChris lives on the south coast of England surrounded by hundreds of years of naval history His three children are all busy growing their own families and careers while Chris and his wife US Navy retired of thirty seven years enjoy sailing their classic dayboatFun FactChris shares his garden with a tortoise named Aubrey If you’ve read Patrick OBrians HMS Surprise or have seen the 2003 film Master and Commander The Far Side of the World youll recognise the modest act of homage that Chris has paid to that great writer Rest assured that Aubrey has not yet grown to the gigantic proportions of Testudo Aubreii

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