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Frigate: November

4.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
United States Naval Commander Marlon Smith is a renegade. After striking another naval officer, he is sent to command the USS November. She's a ship full of problems. But after taking command, he finds out she's more than she appears to be. The November hides secrets Marlon hadn't counted on and with a Navy SEAL in charge of the ship's self defense Force, an US Air Force S ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published December 11th 2009 by Createspace
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Rob Ballister
FRIGATE NOVEMBER is an excellent sea story with rich characters and plenty of action and humor.

CDR Marlon Smith is given command of a crew of misfits aboard a ship in such bad shape that it may never leave the pier. Through old fashioned leadership, he instills a sense of pride and family that any sailor would be proud of, and then takes them into harm's way on a seemingly impossible mission.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book's rich characters. From the crazy SEAL to the alcoholic XO to the renegade
Max Mad
Mar 07, 2010 Max Mad rated it it was amazing
The strength of this military novel lies in its dialogue. This flows so fluidly that I felt that I was it part of the conversations. "Frigate: November" is a book which is difficult to put down. A barn-storming, outspoken no-nonsense commander Marlon Smith finds himself in charge of the Frigate: November, a new ship with major problems and generally considered to be a "ship that will never sail."
As well as a serious horizontal list, its entire crew would seem to be a volatile mix of "problem pe
Jennifer Defoy
May 05, 2010 Jennifer Defoy rated it really liked it
There's so much I want to say about this one I don't know where to start. First off I didn't think I'd like a Navy book as much as I did! I know little about the military and have never has a particular interest in understanding how the military works. But since I love to read and will rarely turn down a book I agreed to read it in hopes that something would be interesting about it... And there was some interesting things in it, like the whole book!

The book is well written, even when "navy" word
Bob Weinstein,
Mar 26, 2010 Bob Weinstein, rated it it was amazing
Anyone who has been in the military will enjoy this story full of old fashioned very colorful dialogue between senior officers and subordinates. A great storyline about a the ship USS November which was used as a disciplinary ship. Commander Marlon Smith after striking another officer. Now he is in charge of a ship full of disciplinary cases under his command. He's got his hands full with all the problems that arise and learns a lesson or two about human nature. After discovering the true condit ...more
Steve Morris
Mar 06, 2010 Steve Morris rated it it was amazing
The dialogue is this book is so cleverly written, I am taking my take to enjoy it fully. I'll post a full review shortly.
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