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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,407 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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The H.M.S. Leopard pulled into the bay of Pulo Batang looking more like a shabby merchant ship that a man-of-war. The crew had endured a calamitous voyage plagued by gaol-fever, pursued by the Dutch Waakzaamheid, and struck by an iceberg. Suffice it to say, Jack Aubrey was ready for home.

The return journey aboard La Fleche proves delightful for both Aubrey and his particular friend. Stephen Maturin, with high winds and beautiful skies. It is when La Fleche nears the coast of Brazil that tragedy strikes. Accidental fire ravages the ship, forcing the crew into lifeboats. Rescued eventually by the Java, Aubrey and Maturin meet with yet another deterrent to their journey home when the Java engages the U.S.S. Constitution in battle, and loses. Aubrey, now a POW in Boston, waits for word of a prisoner exchange, while Maturin renews his friendship with the raven-haired expatriate, Diana Villiers.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sadie | 2/20/2014

    " This continues to be a very enjoyable series. Although, this story seemed to be more of a "bridge" as it doesn't really come to a final resolution (in my opinion). The writing continues to be great and the characters full and real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andre | 1/27/2014

    " continues to make me dream of sailing into the sunset... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jrobertus | 1/25/2014

    " another wonderful aubrey and maturin saga. terrific dialog and interesting vignettes of the sea. our boys are captured in the war of 1812 after being sunk by the uss constitution. they spend a winter in boston, but eventually 'escape' and take some modest revenge on an american ship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike | 1/23/2014

    " I was in the middle of slogging through Dune Messiah and needed to read something I knew I would love. So it was time to return to Patrick O'Brian, Jack Aubrey, and Stephen Maturin. The Fortune of War did not fail to be the comfort novel I was yearning for. The book follows Aubrey's vain attempts to return to England to assume command of a plum ship. Of course, in classic O'Brian style, every sort of misadventure befalls the heroes, from a fire at see, to being prisoners of war in Boston. I loved the Boston interlude, with Maturin's espionage against the French catching up with him in dramatic fashion. If O'Brian provided an ounce less detail, the situations that Aubrey and Maturin always find themselves in would seem ridiculous, but because his world is so complete and convincing, O'Brian has a surfeit of good faith from his readers, who indulge him in all of his flights of historical fancy. "

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