Audio Blitz & Review – Man of War by T.J. London

Posted July 6, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 7 Comments

Today we are joining author T. J. London in celebrating the release of the full cast narration of MAN OF WAR. Narrated by Nicholas Boulton, Kathryn Vinclare, Patrick Zeller, Marnye Young, Tara Langella, Jason Clark, John Hartley, Dryw McArthur and James Chetham, this high seas romantic adventure is the prequel to The Rebels and Redcoats Saga. Huzzah! 

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Blitz & Review – Man of War by T.J. LondonMan of War by T. J. London
Narrator: Nicholas Boulton, Kathryn Vinclaire, Patrick Zeller, John Hartley, Tara Langella, Jason Clarke, Dryw McArthur, Marnye Young, James Cheatham
Series: The Rebels and Redcoats Saga #0.5
Published by Independently Published on July 5, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Historical / Colonial America & Revolution
Length: 22 hours 52 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author, Publicist
Amazon | Audible

The man who wants everything gets nothing...

July 1755

War is brewing between England and France. Impressed into the Royal Navy, Lieutenant Merrick, against all odds, advanced through the ranks to become an officer--but he is not a gentleman. A man with a tainted past from a traitorous family, cast down by King George--a stain no man can remove.

Merrick's thrust into the role of captain, when the HMS Boudica is attacked by pirates off the coast of Nova Scotia. On a captured enemy vessel he discovers a King's ransom in treasure and a woman chained in the hold from passenger ship that mysteriously disappeared at sea.

Beautiful, defiant, and hell bent on revenge, India makes a deal with Merrick to uncover the pirates' scheme, promising him everything he desires: fortune, glory, and the chance to bring honor back to the McKesson name.

Now, they race against time to uncover a plot that links those in the highest ranks of the British aristocracy, to a failed rebellion that is once again trying to topple the monarchy and place an old pretender on the throne. But all that glitters is not gold as passions stir and an impossible love blooms, threatening to undermine all Merrick and India have done to protect their King and a country on the brink of war.

***This book contains violence and graphic depictions of war***

This was great! I really enjoyed the first two books in the Rebels and Redcoats series so when I was offered an opportunity to listen to the prequel, I jumped at the chance. This book is a prequel, so it works fine as a stand-alone even though some characters will pop up again later in the series. Once I started listening to this book, it didn’t take very long before I was hooked. I really had a fantastic time listening to this historical fiction novel filled with fantastic characters.

I loved India and Merrick. At the start of the story, India goes through some horrific things and comes close to losing her life before Merrick is able to rescue her. She proved to be incredibly resilient because I doubt many would have been able to handle things as well as she did. Merrick had his own challenges after finding himself captaining a warship after the death of his superior. I liked these two together and thought that they complimented each other quite well.

The story had plenty of excitement. They wanted to bring the individuals responsible for harming India and killing others to justice. They didn’t always agree on how to go about things but they usually had the same goals. There were several plot threads that kept me guessing and enough action to keep the story moving forward.

The narration was phenomenal. As good as the story is, it is the narration that takes everything to the next level. There is a large cast of characters in the story and this group of narrators did an amazing job in bringing them to life. I loved that there were some sound effects in addition to the narrators’ voices and thought that it helped take the production to the next level. I really liked all of the voices used and thought that the narrators did a wonderful job of adding just the right amount of emotion into their reading.

I would definitely recommend this book to others. This book had everything that I was looking for: a great historical setting, wonderful characters, a compelling romance, action and adventure, and a mystery that kept me guessing. I cannot wait to read more of this author’s work in the future.

I received a digital audiobook review copy of this book from Caffeinated PR.


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7 responses to “Audio Blitz & Review – Man of War by T.J. London

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one and yes, the narrators really do make this series fly high. I’m excited for my own chance at the prequel and I’m a sucker for Age of Sail tales so this is right up my alley.