Quarterdeck (Kydd Series #5)

Quarterdeck (Kydd Series #5)

by Julian Stockwin
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Quarterdeck (Kydd Series #5) by Julian Stockwin

In this fifth adventure Kydd passes a tough examination for his lieutenancy but feels out of place among the high-born officers. Later he is caught up in the intrigue surrounding the birth of the American Navy and must use quick wits and superior seamanship to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590131282
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publication date: 09/25/2006
Series: Kydd Sea Adventures , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 561,460
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Julian Stockwin joined the Royal Navy at 15 and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated. Stockwin served eight years, and was eventually rated petty officer. He has also worked in the manufacture and design of computers and software development. Returning to the navy and the Royal Navy Reserve, Stockwin was honored with an MBE and retired as Lt Commander. He returned to the United Kingdom in 1990 and started to write in 1996.

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Quarterdeck (Kydd Series #5) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
silencedogoodreturns More than 1 year ago
I just recently discovered this series. A fine complete to Patrick O'Brien's novels, though I found his to be a bit more like literature compared to the Kydd Series. But these are great reads...an inspired plan to begin not only with a pressed seaman, but also well before the big battles of the Napoleonic era, so that the series can progress and give an accounting of all levels of service and command in the old Royal Navy, as well as a historical account covering a large period. Patrick O"brien always lamented his series started too late, and didn't want to do any "prequels." The Kydd series is highly recommended for anyone interested in the sea, naval matters, adventure yarns, and history. And it's not just about the British - many American dealings!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After his fourth book, the author is finding his stride. Of the books in the series, Quarterdeck has been my favorite. The characters, especially Tom Kydd are not just finding their way around ship, but also the world. Great read that spans the UK, Canada and the newly-birthed United States. This is the cleverest work in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't impressed. I get that it took place in the 1800's but the language was hard to understand. I won't read this again
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seattle_dude More than 1 year ago
I've read the series and these are great books, but many Nook versions in this series won't let you change/increase the font. This was confirmed by the B&N tech desk. I got a Nook so my dad could read books like this, and he can't unless he increases the font. The Nook version is useless for him.
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