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Far up the Yangtze, the Europeans resident in Chungking are threatened with rebellion and massacre by the Chinese. Tactful intervention in rescuing the terrified civilians is essential. No sooner has the naval party landed at Chungking than the unfortunate Captain Watkiss is captured, leaving Lieutenant Halfhyde with a dilemma: should he effect the safe removal of the stranded Europeans, or pursue Watkiss' Chinese captors?
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Philip McCutchan served on various British war ships during WWII. Afterwards, he concentrated on writing, publishing more than 80 books, including the fifteen-book ""Halfhyde"" series.
Eric Gruber von Arni is an author historian.
Listeners unfamiliar with Lieutenant Halfhyde's adventures, as I was, are in for a treat. This story of Halfhyde and his bumbling captain is a piece of historical humor. On a sensitive rescue mission in Chungking in the 1890s, Halfhyde must rescue Europeans stranded in the British Consulate, surrounded by rebels, while preventing the execution of the captured Captain Watkiss. Christopher Scott's interpretation paints a humorous picture in broad strokes with caricatured voices--especially for the obnoxious British captain--and a backdrop of a complex historical adventure. While some language is offensive, overall HALFHYDE is both exciting and funny. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex library book with the usual stamps and stickers. Minor shelf wear. No dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0009561907
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