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The Blackbirder (Brethren of the Coast)
The Blackbirder (Brethren of the Coast)
by James L. Nelson
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet!, April 14, 2001
Once again, James L. Nelson shows that he not only is a master of the English language, but in the tradition of the sea, this old salt knows how to spin a yarn. This story starts out running and almost immediately splits into three different but parallel stories. They are masterfully progressed until, just short of the last page, they all come together in an explosive climax. Don't start this book if you have chores waiting. You won't be able to put it down until it is finished. This book has more action per page than any in recent memory.


The Guineaman (Kite)
The Guineaman (Kite)
by Richard Woodman
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue, Adventure, Romance, and more...., September 15, 2000
This review is from: The Guineaman (Kite) (Hardcover)
This book starts out on the dead run and doesn't let up until the last page. A series of very believable situations (as in Before the Wind by Charles Tyng) woven through by some serious "in your face" action (reminiscent of Thomas Lord Cochrane), this could be three or four novels but printed as one. I was concerned that all of the adventure would be used up in this book, but as we near the end, well.... you have to read it to really find out what happens. Seems, this is only the beginning of what may surely be a powerful series of novels. Richard Woodman bows to no man.


All the Brave Fellows (Revolution at Sea Saga, Book 5)
All the Brave Fellows (Revolution at Sea Saga, Book 5)
by James L. Nelson
Edition: Hardcover
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Nelson Broadside, May 30, 2000
Once more James L. Nelson brings Capt Isaac Biddlecomb through one scrape after another. Hardly allowing the reader to catch his breath from one crisis to another, the Nelson style of 'no frills' and clean descriptive action plummets our hero from disaster to victory in a whirl wind of action. Never before have I been so dedicated to a story that I could not put it down before the smoke cleared from its final action. Mr. Nelson ties his fictional characters so closely to real history that sometimes it is difficult to unravel fact from fiction. I highly recommend this book to all lovers of tough living, hard fighting hero's of the high seas.


The Guardship (The Brethren of the Coast #1) (Book 1)
The Guardship (The Brethren of the Coast #1) (Book 1)
by James L. Nelson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $13.49
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Destined to be #1 in Nautical Fiction, March 17, 2000
The only problem with this book is not enough pages between the covers. This man, this Thomas Marlow, is very human, very believable and, showing falibility is a character with which the reader can easily identify. James L. Nelson has all of the expertise of Patrick O'Brien or Alexander Kent. His characters, however, can be enjoyed without having to refer to a botany or biology text book. Once the battle scene is set, it is almost impossible to set the book down. I eagerly await the next in the series.


Before the Wind: The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, 1808-1833
Before the Wind: The Memoir of an American Sea Captain, 1808-1833
by Charles Tyng
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding American in a Tough World, August 8, 1999
This autobiography has all the adventure of a Patrick O'Brian novel, moves a little faster and gives the reader an amazing travel back to the early establishment of the United States as a maritime nation unexcelled.


Harbors and High Seas: An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian
Harbors and High Seas: An Atlas and Geographical Guide to the Aubrey-Maturin Novels of Patrick O'Brian
by John Hattendorf
Edition: Paperback
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its use doubles the pleasure of the Aubrey/Maturin series., September 18, 1998
This book enhances the pleasure of reading POB books. The charts and explanations clear up any geographic questions that invariably arise attempting to follow Capt Aubrey around the world. I wish I had this book when I first started reading the series.


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