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The Privateersman (A Poor Man at the Gate Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Wareham
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Book Description

The Privateersman:

In this classic historical fiction novel, first published in 2013, Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied onto a Caribbean-bound privateering ship, before he and crewmate Joseph, flee to America carrying illicit booty. They prosper in the vile corruptness of New York - a town destined to be on the losing side in the Revolutionary War. Betrayed and forced to return to England, they seek riches in the early industrial boom. Tom relishes wealth, but also secretly yearns for love and social acceptance. His hopes rise on meeting the beautiful daughter of an impoverished aristocrat.

A Poor Man at the Gate Series

(Best read in order. Series rating average: 4.8 out of 5 stars from 100+ reviews)
Book One: The Privateersman
Book Two: Nouveau Riche (Introductory discount - time limited offer)
Book Three: Born To Privilege
Book Four: The Pain Of Privilege
Book Five: Privilege Preserved
Book Six: Illusions Of Change
Book Seven: The Old Order
Book Eight: Coming soon!

Online Reviewer Comments

"The historical accuracy of the book was very impressive & the story brought the past to life."
"Can't wait to read book two in the series. Highly recommend it."
"Definitely one of the most memorable free historical fiction kindle books I've ever read."
"Historical fiction at its best. Wonderful characters. Loved it! Can't wait to read book two..."

Published by The Electronic Book Company

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Product Details

  • File Size: 1313 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Publisher: The Electronic Book Company (December 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H86S2ZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #927 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
By S. Keay
Format:Kindle Edition
I rarely get to the end of a book like this because reality becomes secondary to a good story. This may be the first book I have read (non-stop) since 1985. Although this takes place in the past, it reads as if the author is using direct experience. I found my self regularly thinking " yes I can see that" or "in those circumstances I may have done the same".

I could not find anything else By Andrew Wareham, so I can't wait for the next instalment.

My final comment is to Andrew Wareham: "very well done indeed, keep up the great work"
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
The historical accuracy of the book was very impressive and the story brought the past to life. The attention to detail is brilliant which makes it a great read for everybody interested in a fast paced adventure story. This story is refreshingly original with many twists and turns with well developed characters which are easily relatable to. A great story & a superbly researched novel. A massive thumbs up.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is An Instant Classic March 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked this book up as an afterthought and was genuinely surprised at how good a book it was. The characters were well developed, the story of young Tom being shanghaied on a ship while still a boy of 16 and how he eventually overcomes adversity and becomes wealthy. I don't want to give the plot away because it would take away the pleasure of how the plot unfolds. Suffice it to say that this is one book you should read because once you start it you won't be able to put it down. Andrew Wareham has written a classic that should be made into a movie.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Tom Andrews, a young man in dire straights, sets out to make his fortune. Since there’s no one to explain to him that it can’t be done he sets a course and succeeds in becoming wealthy even beyond his dreams. His travels through the world of commerce is written so well that it could be a roadmap for others who don’t or won’t take no for an answer. A book that does not depend on sex and violence to keep its readers enthralled from beginning to end. Tom Andrews is a character that will be long remembered.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping and fascinating book April 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A very well written book that I get totally absorbed in with great plots and twists. What a delightful read.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Young Man Makes Good On Stolen Funds June 7, 2014
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Interesting only in the sense that it does a fairly good job of telling what England was like at the end of the 18th century. Character development is nearly non-existent. Thankfully I got it as a freebie. I won't be reading the follow ups.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to really get your teeth into April 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Superb plot and excellent character development against a brilliantly researched historical backdrop. Something to really get your teeth into. Five extremely well deserved stars from me!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I downloaded this book with apprehension as i have never heard of the author and i must admit that once i started reading the book I could not put the Kindle down before i had finished it
This gives a great insight what a surprise a person can have from an, to me, "unknown " author
I have now bought the next book in the series and intend buying all the books as the are very good value for money and have n excellent continuous story line
Barry
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I tried to read this book.. I really ...
I tried to read this book. .I really did but go no where fast finished it for me. Just was not my for me.
Published 3 days ago by edna craig
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good description of the time/period. Could have a little more character development. A goo dresd.
Published 3 days ago by George Rich
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising, engrossing, entertaining
Free books are often a crap shoot in that you may get garbage or you might get a gem. I am happy to report that The Privateersman is a gem of historical accuracy and darn good... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Theresa Brandt
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept my interest all the way through that I purchased ...
Kept my interest all the way through that I purchased the sequel "Nouveau Riche" which I am enjoying at the moment
Published 3 days ago by Arthur C. Kennell
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Really enjoyed this book. Couldn't wait to begin the second one.
Published 3 days ago by Sharon England
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very good representation of how things were for these people...
This is a very good representation of how things were for these people that were actually doing the work. The story about the lead character himself is likely very exaggerated. Read more
Published 3 days ago by R.W. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Not the best of conditions if you weren't the rich people
I found it very interesting. The life he had, and the way things were. Not the best of conditions if you weren't the rich people. And being on the ship and how it ended up. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Mary E. Heiman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good historical novel. True to the period.
Published 3 days ago by Charles R. Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Rags to Riches
Well written tale of a young man who survives and thrives in a hostile environment. Would make an enjoyable TV series!
Published 5 days ago by Richard Yorks
4.0 out of 5 stars Count of Monte Cristo meets Mayor of Casterbridge meets North and...
A compelling read, somehow slow and fast at the same time. Tom Andrews is an scoundrel, a character with plenty of flaws and enough life experience and fortune at 20 to... Read more
Published 5 days ago by lover of classic lit
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