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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Graeme Malcolm Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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A prisoner of the German army in France, Richard Temple is nobody's idea of a hero. To stay sane while denying the charges and absorbing the beatings of his captors, he conducts a minute examination of his life.

Temple escaped from a blighted childhood and his alcoholic mother thanks to an artistic gift. But his life as a painter in 1930s London was cruelly deprived. To eat, he became a forger. He was rescued by the love of a wealthy woman, and the failure of that relationship coupled with the outbreak of war propelled him into the world of espionage.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Grace | 11/2/2013

    " Not a maritime novel - got stuck on page 30 or so and haven't picked it up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 11/6/2012

    " An odd and intriguing book, told almost entirely in flashback as a tortured prisoner in WWII, with freedom near at hand (the war is ending) thinks back along the events that have brought him to this place. Written with slight and bitter humor and stunning powers of observation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet | 10/13/2012

    " I couldn't get interested in this book because I didn't like the author's writing style. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 7/12/2011

    " This book was not the romp through the turn-of-the-century La Vie Boheme that I thought it would be (or that the back cover copy led me to believe). In fact, despite good prose and intentions, it was: Just. Plain. Boring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 HBalikov | 4/25/2011

    " I love his Aubrey / Maturin series but this early work dealing with a man in WW II couldn't induce me to finish it. Having said that, let me add that the opening dealing with how the protagonist works to survive Gestapo torture/interrogation is fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrmandias | 12/6/2010

    " Somewhere between a four and five, but this story of a failed painter, a failed man, and withal a successful Nazi fighter unfolds in the soul like the Holy Ghost. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick O’Brian

Patrick O’Brian (1914–2000) was born Richard Patrick Russ in England. During the Second World War, he and his wife were involved in British secret service activities. After the war, he changed his name to Patrick O’Brian and began his career as a novelist, biographer, and translator. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime’s contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. 

About the Narrator

Graeme Malcolm is an actor and audio narrator, winning nine AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has performed on Broadway as Pharaoh in Aida and as Sir Edward Ramsay in The King and I. His television appearances include Law & Order, Follow the River, and Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson (with Laurence Olivier). His film credits include A Further Gesture, The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, and Reunion.