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Sea of Grey: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure Hardcover – September 18, 2002


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Product Details

  • Series: Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Book 10)
  • Hardcover: 391 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books; 1st edition (September 18, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312286856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312286859
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #941,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The tenth in the series of Alan Lewrie nautical adventures by Dewey Lambdin, Sea of Grey finds the swashbucklin', wisecrackin' 18th-century British naval officer who habitually drops his gs aiding the French in their attempts to suppress rebellion in the colony of Saint Domingue. Lewrie battles Toussaint L'Ouverture between trysts with a flock of breathless international beauties ("I have the basin... you wish me to sponge you? You are tres hot? I cool you?"). The lively pace and white-knuckle battle scenes should make this another winner with Lambdin's fans.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Dewey Lambdin is the author of nine previous Alan Lewrie novels and an omnibus volume, For King and Country. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing on a rather tatty old sloop, Wind Dancer. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrell's Inlet.

More About the Author

Dewey Lambdin is the author of fourteen previous Alan Lewrie novels. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing (he's been a sailor since 1976). He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrell's Inlet.

Customer Reviews

All of Dewey Lambdin's books are great fun to read.
Leonard Pendergrast
I don't know how far this series will go but I suspect I'll be reading it to the last book.
Kevin Logan
There are places where the story seems to move forward in jumps.
Fred Camfield

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Luke Warm on November 6, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Contrary to some reviewers' comments, I found this a solid and enjoyable addition to the unfolding Lewrie adventures. Granted, it didn't have cannons blasting on every other page, but the story moved the main characters forward on occasionally surprising, though utterly believable paths. Moreover, it did what I expect of all readable historical novels; i.e., it provided solid information about an aspect of history of which I knew little--in this case the on-going slave rebellions in the West Indies--while keeping me interested in the overall story line and characters.
I've read all the Hornblower books, as well as the entire O'Brian collection, and although I enjoyed them enormously, I find the Lewrie books the most enjoyable of the lot. The main character is clearly the most interesting to be found in these three series, resembling the roguish Flashman in George MacDonald Fraser's terrific series.
If you're looking for the print equivalent of a John Woo movie, with massive explosions on every other page, I'd recommend going to a John Woo movie or reading a comic book, rather than this novel. But if you enjoy seeing a character develop believably, beset by an interesting and plausible set of non-stop difficulties against the backdrop of fascinating history--and would like to stay plugged in to the undoubtedly interesting things to come in this rascal's career--I'd highly recommend reading this and all the other books in Lambdin's Alan Lewrie series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By cspt2 on December 16, 2005
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I love these books! Okay, the guy is quite the rake-hell--not your standard hero. That's part of the charm. He is self-serving but decent. He's beset with all kinds of difficulties and has an uncanny knack for turning trouble into luck. His character flaws make him all the more believable and engaging. Lewry's reflections are a hoot. Lambdin's nautical information and sailing descriptions are to my mind, peerless in the nautical adventure series world. Lambdin does his homework.

The series is a most unpretentious romp, full of great information on the era and nautical information. I look forward to the next installment!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By moses on November 20, 2012
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SEA of GREY.......Very much like the sea.... Lots of waiting them quick to action that is over quickly . Follows history well AKearns
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Alan Lewrie is always a good read. I like this escape machine to another time. I also find the facts woven in to the story interesting.
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In spite of other lower rated reviews for this and the previous Lewrie adventure, I couldn't resist trying it and was not disappointed. First, I no longer try to compare Dewey Lambdin's writing with Patrick O'Brian. Sure they converge at times, but they are two different styles; both educate and entertain but in different ways. Other reviewers have complained about lack of action in this and the previous novel involving the mutiny at the Nore. From my viewpoint, these two books have still held my interest with their depiction of human interactions as well as shedding light on what were for me lesser-known historical events lost among other tellings of the Great War. The previous novel entertained and educated me with its depiction of the Spithead and Nore Mutinies and the differences in the two. The current novel, Sea of Grey, takes us to the Caribbean and the murky doings of the various slave rebellions and was for me an eye opener that shed light in particular on the war waged by Touissaint L'Ouverutre (hope I got the spelling right!) on what is today Haiti. I had no idea that after the French were evicted that the British fought a hopeless war with the ex-slaves on the scale that Lambdin describes. He also explores the dark side of slavery throughout the Caribbean, fromn the perspective of slaves and "masters", including British, French, Danish and others, with surprising detail and insight. I took a lot of sober new information and understanding of this era and region away from the book at the same time I was being entertained by the prose. Lamdin still managed to squeeze in enough sea and land action to keep me satisfied.
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Yes, once again, the Mr. Lambdin managed to come up with actions and misactions for his key figure to get into and yet come out "smelling like a hero"...which he is truely. Many more "myths of the sea" added that air of luck that follows Lwerie in every encounter and battle. Good read!!!
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This is a very entertaining series and it is best started at book 1 if you haven't already begun there. This ain't literature but it is darn good writing and it does a great job of setting up much of the rest of the series. Lambdin obviously thinks way ahead and plants tidbits and significant hints in earlier books so that later events all make sense and weave flawlessly into the fabric of Alan Lewrie tales. I'm reading the series a second time in preparation for reading "The King's Marauder" and what amazes me is that I thought Lambdin was good the first time but the second time through I'm seeing that Lewrie has more self awareness than I remembered before and his flaws, actions and thinking remind me of everyday humans I've been associated with. I don't know how far this series will go but I suspect I'll be reading it to the last book. Lambdin obviously began with the end in mind. I don't find many authors in this genre who seem to have done that and it usually shows in the later books when it seems the story has run out before the series did. The Alan Lewrie series is still going strong and I highly recommend the entire series to anyone interested in the genre. Lambdin ranks with the best of the historical nautical writers I've read and I've read a lot of them. Read it!
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