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The Jamaica Station

(Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures #3)

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It is 1757, and the British navy is regrouping from a slow start to the seven years war.
A Spanish colonial governor and his family are pursued through the Caribbean by a pair of mysterious ships from the Dutch island of St. Eustatius. The British frigate Medina rescues the governor from his hurricane-wrecked ship, leading Captain Edward Carlisle and his first lieutenant G
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Paperback, 335 pages
Published September 13th 2018 by Independently published
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Edoardo Albert
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third instalment in Chris Durbin's Carlisle and Holbroke naval adventures set during the Seven Years' War, the global conflict that saw Britain vault up to the top-rank of world powers on the back of the superb seamanship and extraordinary, not to say reckless, courage of its Navy. The first novel in the series deals with the Menorca debacle that saw, extraordinarily, an Admiral of the Blue, Admiral Byng, court martialled and executed for desertion in the face of the enemy. The aftermath of ...more
Steven Toby
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book of the series about Capt. Carlisle and Lt. Holbrook of the Royal Navy in the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War in British literature). This is even better than the last one, continuing the close reliance on historical research and improving the clarity of the naval battles to nearly a Hornblower-like pitch. It's an action-packed naval adventure with some neat twists and turns. The author obviously knows the Caribbean very well and the local color is superb. Details o ...more
Becky Stickley
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Important but little known war brilliantly brought to life

This third installment of the Carlisle & Holbrooke series maintains the action and pace of the previous volumes as it adds new twists and turns in this story of the Seven Years War. Durbin’s interest in his characters, and the tactical/strategic genius of the naval action make this story hard to put down.

I also very much appreciate the maps, lists of characters (distinguishing the historic from the fictional), and the historical context
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gerry
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am enjoying this series

Military life back in the 1700s was probably just as complicated as it is today, despite all the technological advancements. Humans remain true: some are honest and some are not able to follow any code of honor. Fortunately our main characters are honest and excellent leaders. Insert politics and the plot becomes dramatic. The author's glossary of maritime terms has been extremely helpful.
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Lyes Badaoui
Jan 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite interesting as we usually only read about european or far eastern wars

I chose the rating because i probably wont read this again alone.
As a series its quite good but as a stand alone its only of specialist interest.
Im going to read the next one tho'
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Jes M
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

I've reviewed the two preceeding books in the series, all with five stars. No point in repeating myself. If you like this genre, a le P.O'Brien, and the previous books you'll love this one.
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Mary Alyse Capron
Jan 31, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining historical fiction.

A very captivating series. Historical fiction at its best. A big shout out for adapting a link to nautical terms used in the Carlisle and Holbrooke books for us non sailors to understand.
David E McDonald
Interesting book

Really good story, good naval battle scenes, with some interesting new characters emerging.
Like the detailed technical sail handling information, look forward to the next book.
John Nino
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The British Navy in the Carribean

A well written very enjoyable book. Gods to get back to Carlisle and Holbrook. Very well laid out study of naval intelligence and resulting strategy. Great character study of Holbrook. A great read.
Adrian Mead
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent read once started I couldn’t put it down. Well written. Can’t wait to pick up the next in the series.

An amazing insight into such an exciting time and to naval traditions and actions. Well presented and well worth reading
Joseph Lynch
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book

First time reading a book from this author. Although our of sequence i found the book to be very interesting and accurate in describing the period. Looking forward to reading more.
Chaplain Stanley Chapin
A little different sea action

It is well known of my preference for sailing ship sea action. Probably brought on by being born and raised in hot, dry, flat Kansas and living near Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, while in service.
John Bumgardner
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well researched, well written. An enjoyable look into the culture and history of the British navy of the period. Historical notes are excellent.
Phil Kitchingman
Excellent continuation of the enjoyable series

Thoroughly enjoyed this latest book in the Carlisle / Holbrooke series and look forward to read G the next installment soon.
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Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good read

Once again Carlisle and Holbrook battle the French, privateers etc. A thoroughly enjoyable yarn,plenty of intregue and action,but to know more read and enjoy.
Brett T
Historical fiction, particularly that centering on the wooden walls of Great Britain during its conflicts with France, benefits from the greater opportunities e-publishing provides. Books can come out much more quickly as well; between July 2014 and April 2018 Andrew Wareham offered the fourteen-book "Duty and Destiny" series following Sir Frederick Harris while also publishing entries in at least two other series over most of that time.

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Chris Durbin grew up in the seaside town of Porthcawl in South Wales. His first experience of sailing was as a sea cadet in the treacherous tideway of the Bristol Channel, and at the age of sixteen, he spent a week in a topsail schooner in the Southwest Approaches. He was a crew member on the Porthcawl lifeboat before joining the navy.

Chris spent twenty-four years as a warfare officer in the Royal
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