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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,441 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aubrey–Maturin Series Release Date:
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With his swashbuckling adventures, best-selling novelist Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of old where privateers lurk in the mist, and great ships fight to control the waterways. Blue at the Mizzen hoists the excitement to new heights as British frigate commander Jack Aubrey stakes everything on a desperate raid against the mighty Spanish fleet. Ever since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Captain Aubrey's prospects in the new peacetime navy have looked dim. Even worse, his frigate Surprise was badly damaged in a nighttime collision. While Aubrey waits for repairs, ship's doctor Stephen Maturin brings him intriguing information about the New World. Soon Aubrey is leading a bold expedition that will determine the fate of a rising South American nation - and his own. Critically-acclaimed author Patrick O'Brian blends authentic period atmosphere, rich humor, and elegant language in each of his seafaring yarns. You can almost hear the thunder of the waves and smell the salty sea air as you listen to Patrick Tull's dramatic performance. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mackay | 2/10/2014

    " No... if you love him, skip it and see the book he meant to write, not the one old age allowed him to write. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by LDuchess | 2/9/2014

    " Read it out of sequence....should do it again later "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jrobertus | 2/7/2014

    " the last of the aubrey-maturin series. the napoleonic wars are over and jack takes his ship on 'hydrologic' cum espionage mission to chile. good characters and dialogue as usual and jack makes flag rank so good for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jerry Haigh | 1/31/2014

    " I have read the entire Aubrey/Maturn series at least six times, in order, and been captivated by many facets. Of course the sheer adventure is enthralling, but the way in which O'Brian has developed his characters as the books go along is magical. One reviewer called O'Brian " The Jane Austen of the 20th century." Right on! Only in the last two books as O'Brian aged and was no doubt under pressure from publishers, did the standards slip. This is one of the weakest. "

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