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Take, Burn, Or Destroy

S. Thomas Russell

1794, the height of the French Revolution-- Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it' s too late. But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England-- and the guillotine for Hayden.

1794, the height of the French Revolution-- Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it' s too late. But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England-- and the guillotine for Hayden.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

1794, the height of the French Revolution-- Charles Hayden sets off aboard the ill-fated HMS Themis with orders to destroy a French frigate sailing from Le Havre and to gather intelligence from a royalist spy. On discovering French plans for an imminent invasion of England, Hayden must return to Portsmouth to give warning before it' s too late. But the enemy has been lying in wait for him, and so begins a dangerous chase out into the Atlantic and into the clutches of a powerful French squadron. After a thwarted attempt to masquerade as French sailors, Hayden and his officers are taken prisoner. A shipwreck following a storm and a case of mistaken identity befall Hayden and his men, as they try in desperation to escape in order to warn the Lords of the Admiralty. Failure will mean the invasion of England-- and the guillotine for Hayden.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nick Boulton

Length:

14h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:36:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

54:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:28:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

39:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:41:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:18:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:54


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:12