[The Leeward Islands Squadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure (Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures Livre 2)] Ebook
Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story gAgain Durbin has done aood 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 depth to his characters and
Use That Depth As Part Of The Plot He that depth as part of the plot He writes what seems to be a Past Life of mine and makes feel like I am there on the deck at the mast head sailing the captured sloop after the battle was
WonThe Action Was Not Unlike Part Of My Earlier Present action was not unlike part of my earlier present 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 Mona Lisa 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 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 detailed and immersive I think that what I love most about these books is the day 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 down Bought the second Read that in about 3 days I was off over the weekend Now if you will excuse me I mustet the next one Yeah I wish I d bought the setNow I know The second novel is just as Fly Away Home (South Africa Series, good as the first if not a little better due 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 doneAurora Wolf a Literary Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy I know this is a period and subject which has been done to death by authors from theood and Soldier O - Bosnian Inferno greats to the far less literaryiftedChris Durbin is in the former categoryHe has composed a Seeing Through the Eyes of the Polish Revolution good tale well written In late 1756 as the Britishovernment 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. .
Chris Durbin Û 8 ReadThe 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 during this time Fair winds and calm seas Mr Durbin until we meet again 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 Although not too excited by the premise I decided to Keeping Secrets give this series a try and was not disappointed Historically accuratereat character development and a smooth flowing narrative each book in the series has been a pleasure to read Highly recommended 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 ets a dose of deja vu as the Commodore makes poor decisions ignoring sound advice and then abandons the target after taking minor 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 he details the 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 aspirations develop a cracking read I think I said it before when REVIEWING THE FIRST BOOK IN THE the first book in the and aspirations develop a cracking read I think I said it before when reviewing the first book in the but I m happy to say it again It s a demanding position to hold but I think Chris Durbin is doing it and is debatably the natural successor to Patrick O Brie. Hore fortifications engage in ship on ship duels and deal 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. Ith ood character definition importantly none of whom are the superhero type which spoils so many of this type of White Lace and Promises (Wild, Wicked And Wanton Book 2) 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 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 Aood start and already an enjoyable read The frustration of duty calling at such an exciting moment 11% and needing to put the book down cannot be adeuately describedWhat a brilliant picture 22% and so much action beautiful piece ofa brilliant picture 22% and so much action beautiful piece of Gosh 30% Sorry about the old fashioned The Sunshine Coast News gesticulation but I was really wanting to say how enjoyable this book really is particularly to an ex seaoer including tall ships Mr Durban et 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 do not feel my views are overboard instead I am confident that they are shared by other readers You continued are overboard instead I am confident that they are shared by other readers You continued fulfil your throughout this super novel and I wait your next book with much keen anticipation It s unlike me to complete a book in two days 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 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 ood 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 supplement I ave. 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