Lieutenant Fury

  • Author G. S. Beard
  • Narrator Terry Wale
  • Publisher Random House
  • Run Time 12 hours
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Historical fiction.

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What to expect

If you like Hornblower and Sharpe, you will love this all-action nautical page-turner from much loved author G.S.Beard. You’ll feel as if you are in the midst of the action!

‘If you like sea stories, you will enjoy this, and even if you think you don’t but enjoy things like Sharpe, it might just convert you’ – HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

‘Kept me spellbound’ — ***** Reader review
‘A fun, fast read’ — ***** Reader review
‘Excellent story and very exciting’ — ***** Reader review
1793: the French Revolutionary Wars continue…

When HMS Amazon is returning from an arduous duty in the Indian Ocean, she encounters a French frigate in the Atlantic which unexpectedly opens fire – a bloody sea battle ensues resulting in both triumph and personal tragedy for Acting Lieutenant John Fury.

A battered Amazon puts into Gibraltar for repairs and newly promoted Fury finds he is to be transferred away from his home on the Amazon and set a new challenge: he will be the fifth lieutenant on the 74-gun-man of war Fortitude.

The action never stops in Toulon, where Fury is posted and he eventually finds himself defending a prominent fort ashore as the Republican armies, inspired by a young artillery officer by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, establish a brutal siege of the port. It is soon clear that Britain and her allies are going to be hard pressed to hold onto their prize.

But Fury has more to lose than most – in the maelstrom of the siege he has met and fallen in love with a pretty French girl, Sophie Gourrier.

Somehow, as the defence crumbles, he must rescue his men and Sophie from the doomed city.

John Fury’s adventures started in Mr Midshipman Fury – have you read it?

Critics Review

  • Here is a rollicking adventure, real Boy’s Own stuff, which is romantic (without the romance) and reassuring (England really did rule the waves), which will stir into life the most sluggish blood of the even the most pacific of readers. Much of Mr Midshipman Fury details life on board a cramped naval vessel in time of war but action is always well to the fore. Among the most engrossing scenes is the forcefull described battle. Particularly poignant when Fury’s fellow midshipman – some no older than 13 – are brutally and bloodily cut down. Towering above all the action is Fury himself, a teenager with the skill and cunning of a superhero…Fury promises to go far

    Daily Express

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