• Mr Midshipman Fury

  • By: G. S. Beard
  • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The year is 1792 - the start of the French Revolutionary Wars. A shadow hangs over John Thomas Fury in this his first voyage as a midshipman aboard the 32-gun frigate Amazon. Fury is already seen as a pariah by his fellow sailors. Ten years earlier, his father, a brig commander in the Service, became mentally unbalanced and violent and his ships crew mutinied and went over to the French. Now, as Amazon heads southwards on her voyage to India, Fury is involved in a dreadful shipboard accident and he finds himself working doubly hard to prove that he isn’t cursed just like his father.

Redemption arrives when Amazon reaches Bombay, only to discover that ships of the East India Company have disappeared, including the Company’s warships – somewhere in the Indian Ocean a very powerful privateer is at work and the governor despatches Amazon to find and destroy her. Soon afterwards, Amazon is in a fight for her life against a much stronger foe, resulting in many of her officers killed. Fury finds himself, in his first ever combat, in charge of the gun deck. In such crucibles of fire are the officers in His Majesty’s Service forged. Showing exceptional courage and coolness, the shadows of the past are forever banished and Fury’s naval career begins in glory as he becomes a leader of men.

©2007 G. S. Beard (P)2009 Random House Audio

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Mr Fury

G. S. Beard writes a good old fashion sea story. I expected Hornblower to pop up at anytime. Peter Wickham did a good job reading this story. Lots of action and excitement. Felt as if I was write in the story. Looking forward to more by Beard.

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Give me a tall ship and a star to sail her by..

If you love naval adventures set in the golden age of sail, then this is one of the books for you. Highly enjoyable, looking forward to the further adventures of Mr. Fury.

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  • 03-15-22

Good story excellent narration

What good narration! Amongst the best I’ve heard for an audio book.

The story is ok; predictable: Hornblower analogue.

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  • C.*.B
  • 02-24-22

Great narration - Hornblower esk

I really like Peter Wickham narration.

The story and writing is good and interesting, fits the genre. Not as three dimensional as say Dewey Lamdin s series on Alan Lewrie, more a traditional Hornblower.

Worth a listen though.

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  • Ron
  • 02-19-15

Mr Midshipman Fury

If you could sum up Mr Midshipman Fury in three words, what would they be?

Good as Hornblower

What did you like best about this story?

New characters, a different twist to the story

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Excellent narrator, good range of character voices

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No to long

Any additional comments?

Sound quality could be better

The fade in at the start of each paragraph is annoying