Lords of the Ocean by James L. Nelson audiobook

Lords of the Ocean

By James L. Nelson
Read by John Lee

Blackstone Publishing 9780671013837

The Isaac Biddlecomb Series: Book 4

9.94 Hours 1
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James L. Nelson’s revolution at sea saga has brought to life a never-before-seen side of America’s war for independence. With his expertise of a seasoned mariner, a historian’s vivid attention to detail, and a natural gift for sensational storytelling, Lords of the Ocean carries us along on his bold and stirring course through history. In the summer of 1776, a fleet of British transport ships is looming off Staten Island, while the remnants of General George Washington’s army huddle behind hastily constructed fortifications on Brooklyn Height. There, Washington is preparing for the final destruction of the Continental army. Now Captain Isaac Biddlcomb receives a monumental order: to transport to France the most dangerous secret weapon in the country’s arsenal: scientist and philosopher Benjamin Franklin. Biddlecomb’s seemingly simple mission to deliver Franklin to the court of Louis XVI is just the first volley in a grand scheme. While he is boldly raiding the English coast and Franklin is discussing strategy at Versailles, they both conspire to blow French neutrality out of the water—and turn the colonial uprising in to a full-scale war.

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James L. Nelson’s revolution at sea saga has brought to life a never-before-seen side of America’s war for independence. With his expertise of a seasoned mariner, a historian’s vivid attention to detail, and a natural gift for sensational storytelling, Lords of the Ocean carries us along on his bold and stirring course through history.

In the summer of 1776, a fleet of British transport ships is looming off Staten Island, while the remnants of General George Washington’s army huddle behind hastily constructed fortifications on Brooklyn Height. There, Washington is preparing for the final destruction of the Continental army.

Now Captain Isaac Biddlcomb receives a monumental order: to transport to France the most dangerous secret weapon in the country’s arsenal: scientist and philosopher Benjamin Franklin.

Biddlecomb’s seemingly simple mission to deliver Franklin to the court of Louis XVI is just the first volley in a grand scheme. While he is boldly raiding the English coast and Franklin is discussing strategy at Versailles, they both conspire to blow French neutrality out of the water—and turn the colonial uprising in to a full-scale war.

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“A real page-turner, with plenty of first-class fight scenes for aficionados of sailing warfare. Some of those scenes are almost comic, such as the spectacle of both Biddlecombe and a traitorous American simultaneously trying to rescue some of Isaac’s crew from Bristol Harbor, while others are strictly edge-of-the-seat affairs. Keenly aware of the plot possibilities offered by the events of history and the technology of sailing ships, Nelson continues to earn the loyalty of his steadfast readers.” Booklist

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Author Bio: James L. Nelson

Author Bio: James L. Nelson

James L. Nelson is a former professional mariner and an award-winning writer of many works of fiction and nonfiction. His books include George Washington’s Secret Navy, which won the Naval Order’s prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and Glory in the Name, which won the American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and C-SPAN’s Book TV.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.94
Audience: Adult
Language: English