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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,442 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aubrey–Maturin Series Release Date:
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Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/13/2014

    " Oh Jack Aubrey, I give you joy! I've also decided not to read 21 because I think it will leave me feeling incomplete and I'm so very happy with the ending of this one. Besides, I'm perfectly capable of coming up with a suitable ending for you and Stephen on my own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/2/2014

    " This is the last of the Aubrey/Maturin series, which surely is some of the best historical fiction ever written. Each of the books is full of great detail on military and political history, geography, zoology, medicine ... and on and on. This is by no means the best book of the series, but still great. It was no chore at all to go through all 20 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thomas | 1/30/2014

    " There is a definite drop off in the final few books - the language and style, which is what sets the books apart, just does not have the same sharpness (likely due to age: O'Brian died at 85 not long after this book was published, leaving the start of a 21st Aubrey-Maturin story). Still as a whole, the series has been ridiculously addictive, and is really a brilliant achievement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 1/29/2014

    " I stalled for months...but it's over. :( "

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