• Much Ado About Lewrie

  • An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure
  • By: Dewey Lambdin
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

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Much Ado About Lewrie

By: Dewey Lambdin
Narrated by: John Lee
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Publisher's Summary

The 25th title in Dewey Lambdin's beloved series of historical naval adventure.  

Lewrie loses his ship and his command when he receives news that Vigilance must return to England to be decommissioned and turned over to the dockyards for a complete refit. Lewrie is grounded, put on half-pay, and his crew disperses to look for new positions.  

It's late autumn, and being ashore is heavenly, after a time. Lewrie spends time with his wife, Jessica, helps his son Hugh find a new ship, and happily marries off Charlotte. Life onshore is quiet until Lewrie finds himself once again in the headlines of the city papers after discovering a dognapping gang and uncovering stolen Bisquits and Rembrants. The headlines should be positive, but soon the tides turn against Lewrie once again. There's never a dull moment for Lewrie.  

Dewey Lambdin is the reigning master of maritime fiction, celebrated as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester. For over 20 years, his devoted fans have followed the adventures of Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, from his days as a midshipman to captain of his own ship and, though on somewhat dubious grounds, a baronetcy.

©2019 Dewey Lambdin (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Fantastic story and performance!

love this series! Audible where are the rest for my collection?! Will buy them all.

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Just a really excellent installment

Having read and loved all of the prior books in this series, I delayed reading this one because of numerous poor reviews that I saw. That was a serious mistake. I found this book delightful, with a lot of moving parts and action both on and off the sea, with a wonderful interlude of domesticity which engaged some fun plot lines with interesting characters both old and new. Dewey Lambdin has lost none of his cleverness and John Lee’s narration is first class. Recommend highly and am looking forward to the next installment.

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Filled with Onshore Fluff

One would figure, with a gap of ten books in the series, the latest production would be filled with Age of Sail battles and history. Not this novel!

Much Ado About Lewrie is merely a collection of onshore Lewrie tribulations of the kind once suffered by England's monied gentry in 1810. Sure, the vignettes are well written, though tedious and banal.

I do not recommend this production, even if John Lee is the narrator. Perhaps, if the ten missing novels had come first, this one would have been relevant. As it stands (alone), it is nothing but high-society fluff.

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Not worthy of the series

I’ve either read and/or listened to the entire series. Five stars all. This is a real let down. If this is the final chapter, I’d give it only one star. If there is another to come, I hope that it is a redeeming effort.

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not much adventure

lots of details on what was for dinner but not adventure here. I guess dewy lambdin wanted to write about domestic life and that is what this is. enjoyable but drones on in parts.

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Enjoyable series

This book was a continuation of the story of Alan Lewrie who ends up back in London and Angelsgreen on half-pay. This book was a series of adventures on dry land so it is a bit different than the usual naval adventures. I enjoyed it very much.

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Series may have ended 3 books ago

The title is a clue, nothing much happens in this book. Maybe the war of 1812 will arrive and resuscitate this series.

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Boring—lacked true naval adventure

Would not be surprised if Dewey Lambdin didn’t write this book, maybe his wife wrote it. Story line very dull...don’t waste your money

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Always a good time

His books will always make me laugh out loud on both first and second reads. You can expect the unexpected!

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A plesent, if tragic end to the series.

I will admit I was hoping for more nautical drama. but If I have to end the series that has seen me through some of the toughest times of my life with this light hearted if land locked tale then I'm more than satisfied.

I just wish we couldn't have gotten more.