Included with a Kindle Unlimited membership
Buy new:
$25.85
FREE delivery: Friday, 5 Nov on first order.
Fastest delivery: Saturday, 30 Oct
Order within 8 hrs and 32 mins
In stock.
$$25.85 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$25.85
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Delivery cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon AU
Sold by
Amazon AU
Ships from
Amazon AU
Sold by
Amazon AU
1-Click ordering is not available for this item.
<Embed>
Other Sellers on Amazon
$37.89
+ $3.00 Delivery
Sold by: RarewavesUSA
Sold by: RarewavesUSA
(4162 ratings)
87% positive over last 12 months
Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days.
Delivery Rates and Return policy
$40.90
& FREE Delivery
Sold by: Bahamut Media Ltd AU
Sold by: Bahamut Media Ltd AU
(108 ratings)
64% positive over last 12 months
Usually dispatched within 4 to 5 days.
Delivery Rates and Return policy
$27.72
+ $4.90 Delivery
Sold by: Amazon US

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Colonial Post-Captain: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure: 1 Paperback – 28 September 2017

4.4 out of 5 stars 309 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$25.85
$24.39

Enhance your purchase

View our curated selection of business and self improvement titles.
Explore best sellers Shop now.

Frequently bought together

  • The Colonial Post-Captain: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure: 1
  • +
  • The Leeward Islands Squadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure: 2
  • +
  • The Jamaica Station: The Third Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure: 3
Total Price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

Save on select Books
Discover deals on fiction, non-fiction, children's books and more Shop now

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (28 September 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 325 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 154982760X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1549827600
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.08 x 20.32 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 309 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

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 tops’l 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 Navy, serving in all classes of ship from aircraft carriers through destroyers and frigates to the smallest minesweepers. He took part in operational campaigns in the Falkland Islands, the Middle East and the Adriatic and he spent two years teaching tactics at a US Navy training centre in San Diego.

On his retirement from the Royal Navy, Chris joined a large American company and spent eighteen years in the aerospace, defence and security industry, including two years on the design team for the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Chris is a graduate of the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, the British Army Command and Staff College, the United States Navy War College (where he gained a postgraduate diploma in national security decision-making) and Cambridge University (where he was awarded an MPhil in International Relations).

With a lifelong interest in naval history and a long-standing ambition to write historical fiction, Chris has embarked upon creating the Carlisle & Holbrooke series, in which a colonial Virginian commands a British navy frigate during the middle years of the eighteenth century.

The series will follow its principal characters through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American Colonies in the 1760s. They’ll negotiate some thought-provoking loyalty issues when British policy and colonial restlessness lead inexorably to the American Revolution.

Chris lives on the south coast of England, surrounded by hundreds of years of naval history. His three children are all busy growing their own families and careers while Chris and his wife (US Navy, retired) of thirty-nineyears enjoy sailing their Cornish Shrimper 21.

Fun Fact:

Chris shares his garden with a tortoise named Aubrey. If you’ve read Patrick O'Brian's HMS Surprise, or have seen the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, you'll recognise the modest act of homage that Chris has paid to that great writer. Rest assured that Aubrey has not yet grown to the gigantic proportions of Testudo Aubreii.

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
309 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 30 December 2018
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 25 June 2018
Reviewed in Australia on 7 July 2018

Top reviews from other countries

Tony Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent viewpoint on a scar in the Navy's reputation.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 August 2018
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Christopher J. Eley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read comparable to the best naval fiction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 October 2018
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Edoardo Albert
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent addition to historical naval fiction
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 August 2019
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars A very pleasurable read from this super author.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 July 2018
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Suzy r
4.0 out of 5 stars A great start to a superb highly readable series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 June 2020
Verified Purchase