The Naval Officer, or Scenes in the Life and Adventures of Frank Mildmay


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(4.8 stars; 44 reviews)

Marryat was a midshipman under Captain Cochrane and this, his first naval adventure, is considered to be a highly autobiographical telling of his adventures with one of Britain's most famous and daring naval captains. (Summary by Paul Klipp) (15 hr 39 min)

Chapters

00 - Prefatory notes 8:48 Read by Lynne T
01 - Chapter 1 26:43 Read by pklipp
02 - Chapter 2, Part 1 24:01 Read by Lynne T
03 - Chapter 2, Part 2 24:41 Read by Lynne T
04 - Chapter 3 27:14 Read by asterix
05 - Chapter 4 35:36 Read by asterix
06 - Chapter 5 34:52 Read by asterix
07 - Chapter 6 18:51 Read by Lynne T
08 - Chapter 7 33:13 Read by Lynne T
09 - Chapter 8 34:13 Read by asterix
10 - Chapter 9 31:12 Read by asterix
11 - Chapter 10 25:31 Read by asterix
12 - Chapter 11, Part 1 15:13 Read by Roxanne Saxton
13 - Chapter 11, Part 2 25:50 Read by acousticwave
14 - Chapter 12 30:27 Read by asterix
15 - Chapter 13 12:12 Read by jigsaw74
16 - Chapter 14, Part 1 22:18 Read by Lynne T
17 - Chapter 14, Part 2 24:00 Read by Lynne T
18 - Chapter 15, Part 1 19:41 Read by asterix
19 - Chapter 15, Part 2 23:12 Read by asterix
20 - Chapter 16 29:14 Read by asterix
21 - Chapter 17, Part 1 16:47 Read by asterix
22 - Chapter 17, Part 2 24:45 Read by asterix
23 - Chapter 18 32:46 Read by asterix
24 - Chapter 19, Part 1 21:10 Read by asterix
25 - Chapter 19, Part 2 28:47 Read by asterix
26 - Chapter 20, Part 1 17:25 Read by Sam Naishtat
27 - Chapter 20, Part 2 19:04 Read by Edward Kirkby
28 - Chapter 21 22:29 Read by Lynne T
29 - Chapter 22 30:52 Read by asterix
30 - Chapter 23 34:49 Read by asterix
31 - Chapter 24 37:15 Read by asterix
32 - Chapter 25 21:56 Read by asterix
33 - Chapter 26 33:47 Read by asterix
34 - Chapter 27 23:37 Read by asterix
35 - Chapter 28 26:12 Read by asterix
36 - Chapter 29 20:39 Read by asterix

Reviews

(5 stars)

Great autobiography of a naval officer during the Napoleonic War and the War of 1812. It is an unvarnished tale of his life and times. Highly readable.

barnstorming literary debut

(5 stars)

What a wonderfully entertaining novel. If only it could have been Asterix reading it all the way through. I came to love the narrator/hero and I certainly hope he continued his naval and philandering career after the ending.

(5 stars)

I have listened to 2or3 books by this author and can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoy them. The characters are easy to imagine with the clever descriptions.

(5 stars)

a very good and well written book, able to transport the listener. Characters and circumstances are visualized, and feelings felt

(4.5 stars)

enjoyable story, would like more nautical focus, but good none the less. decent reading, main reader is enjoyable.