Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736694706 $72.00 Seven cassettes
John Lee's deep, resonant voice expands fully to meet the demands of the swashbuckling episodes in this sea adventure series featuring Petty Officer Thomas Kydd, though sometimes, in an effort to enunciate, he breaks words into choppy syllables. He does a commendable job with Stockwin's hard-drinking, cutlass-brandishing sailors and mates. In the Caribbean, where Kydd and his friend, Nicholas Renzi, are shipped, the SEAFLOWER meets its match as its crew battles the French. In a subplot, Renzi establishes eye contact with Kydd's sister, Cecelia, when the siblings accidentally rendezvous in Kingston, Jamaica. No matter how treacherous the sea or how inhuman the enemy, Kydd and his trusty sidekick dramatically avert disaster. M.D.H.
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