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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,536 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aubrey–Maturin Series Release Date:
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“We’ve beat them before and we’ll beat them again.”

In 1803, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, going to war once again. This is doubly alarming news for Captain Jack Aubrey, who is taking refuge in France from his creditors. He is interned but soon escapes from his French debtor’s prison, fleeing across the French countryside to lead a ship into battle. After managing to avert a possible mutiny, he pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Stephen Maturin’s struggles, with himself as much as with a proud and intelligent woman, are woven into Aubrey’s, straining their friendship at times to the breaking point.

The high-seas excitement continues in this second installment of Patrick O’Brian’s highly acclaimed series.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations…Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book.”

    Mary Renault 

  • “It has been said that this series is some of the finest historical fiction of our time…Aubrey and Maturin have been described as better than Holmes and Watson, the equal of Quixote and Panza…All this is true. And the marvel is, it hardly says enough.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “They’re funny, they're exciting, they're informative. There are legions of us who gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey.”

    New Yorker

  • “One of the finest seafaring novels of the Napoleonic wars.” 

    Taranaki Herald [New Zealand]

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rick | 2/11/2014

    " Not an "easy" read for me. Very technical in old nautical terms/expressions, but that is what makes it so good. I have yet to succumb to buying the O'brian Lexicon as that would be too much information for me but I have managed to pick up a few terms to use myself. Don't know if I will finish the lengthy series but so far am intrigued. "

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

    " Not as interesting as the first. More character/drama centered, but without characters that can support that kind of book. Far more shore life than naval life. Interesting history, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim Austin | 2/3/2014

    " Good book. Holds interest. Should anyone wish to read the series, and particularly the first, I would recommend reviewing sailing lore and history of the Napoleonic Sea battles. Lots of humor here that can go missed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 1/23/2014

    " This one took me a while to finish. I am getting hooked on this series, and am surprised that I am getting hooked on it because it's not my genre. Anyway, this one only gets three stars because there was too much romance in my opinion. The characters are better when they're off at sea having adventures versus in at shore pining away for their unrequited love interests. "

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