If you would like to help keep this site going please

AS THIS IS A FREE FORUM ADVERTS FROM THE SERVICE PROVIDER APPEAR TO THE RIGHT OF THIS NOTICE AND THEY ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THIS SITE.
Services Menu
PURCHASE BOOKS DISCUSSED
If you have heard about a book in this forum and would now like to read it yourself Astrodene has brought together links to purchase them. Links are available for the UK, USA, Canada, Austalia and New Zealand
ASSOCIATED WEB SITE
ARTICLES OF WAR (Forum rules)
FUTURE RELEASES CALENDAR
IMAGES GALLERY
VIDEO CHANNEL
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
Similar topics
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Sea Trials
Beneath the Aurora EmptyYesterday at 04:51 by 80 Winters

» O'Brian talking books
Beneath the Aurora EmptyTue 14 May 2019, 04:07 by 80 Winters

» Swedish Hornblower Society
Beneath the Aurora EmptyThu 02 May 2019, 23:21 by 80 Winters

» HMS Prometheus
Beneath the Aurora EmptySat 20 Apr 2019, 10:32 by Odissee

» To the Eastern Seas
Beneath the Aurora EmptySun 07 Apr 2019, 17:33 by 80 Winters

» The Contraband Shore
Beneath the Aurora EmptySun 07 Apr 2019, 04:01 by 80 Winters

» The Torrid Zone
Beneath the Aurora EmptyThu 28 Mar 2019, 16:57 by 80 Winters

» C S Forester Society
Beneath the Aurora EmptyMon 18 Mar 2019, 17:10 by 80 Winters

» Sealed Orders
Beneath the Aurora EmptyThu 07 Mar 2019, 17:24 by Alaric Bond

Latest News on the Web Site
Loading...
Use of Cookies
By using this site, you agree we can set and use cookies. For more details of these cookies and how to disable them, see our cookie policy.

Beneath the Aurora

Go down

Beneath the Aurora Empty Beneath the Aurora

Post by Alaric Bond on Fri 29 Apr 2011, 12:04

Found this on audio book and "read" it over the course of several weeks, which might well prejudice my opinion. (I also jumped several volumes in the series - the action takes place towards the end of the Napoleonic War.) With all that in mind, I was a little disappointed with this Drinkwater tale. The battle is well told, if a little costly in lives, but I felt the book itself did not hold together in the same way as others in the series. The ending, even acknowledging the slight twist, was also vaguely unsatisfying. It could be that the character, or the author, is tired; there seemed little left to say and the build up became repetitive, despite the usual excellent nautical detail. I certainly won't be put off reading other Drinkwater books, but this one could have been better.

Alaric Bond
Vice-Admiral of the White
Vice-Admiral of the White

Log Entries : 545
Age : 62
Location : Herstmonceux East Sussex
. : Beneath the Aurora Author12
Joined : 2008-09-07

http://www.alaricbond.com

Back to top Go down

Beneath the Aurora Empty Re: Beneath the Aurora

Post by reb01501 on Fri 29 Apr 2011, 12:55

Yes, I recently read this one again and came to pretty much the same conclusions. Fortunately, my library is well-stocked with the Drinkwater tales, and I can always revisit them when short of reading material.

_______________________________
Bob
Beneath the Aurora Userba10
reb01501
reb01501
Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Vice-Admiral of the Blue

Log Entries : 656
Age : 64
Location : Florida
Joined : 2008-12-19

Back to top Go down

Beneath the Aurora Empty Re: Beneath the Aurora

Post by Astrodene on Fri 29 Apr 2011, 18:15

So long since I read this one I can't remember it at all. I'll probably get rounf to re-reading them one day but have plenty of unread ones on the shelf at the moment

_______________________________
David
Beneath the Aurora Userba10
http://historicnavalfiction.com *** http://www.astrodene.com
Astrodene
Astrodene
Admiral of the Fleet
Admiral of the Fleet

Log Entries : 2863
Age : 67
Location : Essex, England
Joined : 2008-08-21

http://www.historicnavalfiction.com

Back to top Go down

Beneath the Aurora Empty Re: Beneath the Aurora

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum