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Download Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,760 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Jack's prize money has set the household accounts aright, but if he continues frittering it on naive extravagances, it will be gone in a fortnight. Fortunately he gets a commission aboard the Leopard, bound for Australia to rescue the hated and captive Captain Bligh. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ben Pashkoff | 2/16/2014

    " kinda incomplete. seems to leave the reader with an incomplete story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vincent | 2/13/2014

    " Some of the best psychological insight into intelligence and warfare in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joshua | 2/11/2014

    " This is one of my favorites from the series. It contains what I believe to be arguably the most riveting sea chase in any novel. Captain Aubrey is to take the Leopard, a two deck ship of fifty guns to Botany Bay to come to the aid of William Bligh (yes that William Bligh of the Bounty) who is now Governor of New South Wales and seems to have yet another mutiny on his hands. On route, they are chased by the Waakzaamheid, a Dutch ship of the line (three decks of 74 guns) into the far southern ocean where a building storm pushes waves sixty, eighty, one hundred feet high. The Leapard is becalmed in the troughs between the waves while the taller Waakzaamheid is getting closer and closer. Captain Aubrey orders the ship to be lightened in an attempt to escape. Over the side goes stores, water, and finally the guns. All but two which are placed in the stern cabin to fire at the gaining enemy ship. Like a roller coaster the two vessels climb up the face of the huge waves then down into the valley between all he time firing at each other as the distance between them shrinks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by marginalia | 2/3/2014

    " My favourite of all of them, I think. The sequence with the Waargzaamheit (or however you spell it) is so riveting, I had to hold my breath through it. I love this series so much. "

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