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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,758 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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This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Vickie | 2/18/2014

    " This is one of the O'Brian books used as a basis for the movie...yet very unlike the movie. If you are into naval history or sailing, you'll probably like it, but don't expect an easy read. The naval terminology is a bit daunting at first, but somewhat explanatory via context. I'd suggest getting "A Sea of Words" by Dean King before you start with M&C...it's a concordance and background to the O'Brian series, which I'm fondly attached to at this point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alba | 2/16/2014

    " I'm going to try to read (in some cases reread) all the Aubrey/Maturin novels before the end of the year. This is the first, introductory one and with its exciting adventures, interesting characters and fine sense of humour it leaves you wanting for more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Philip | 2/10/2014

    " When looking for something to read in the wee hours I have found little better than Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels. The other night I decided it was time to start a new voyage through the series with this the first book, published forty years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deidre | 1/25/2014

    " Probably a mistake for an obsessive, series-finishing reader like me to start this one. But it is almost summer vacation. "

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