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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,548 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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When Napoleon escapes from Elba, the fate of Europe hinges on a desperate mission: Stephen Maturin must ferret out the French dictator's secret link to the powers of Islam, and Jack Aubrey must destroy it. Like a vengeful phoenix, Napoleon pursues his enemies across Europe. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo.

In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering in support of Napoleon. However, they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm, which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Aubrey and Maturin must intercept at all costs.

The colorful historical backdrop, engaging plot, and memorable characters make this nineteenth Aubrey-Maturin adventure a must-listen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is O’Brian’s rendering of the internal lives of the characters—his loving and apt portrayal of their rich mix of feelings and experiences—that gives The Hundred Days distinction.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • The Hundred Days may be the best installment yet in a stalwart series. I give O’Brian’s fans joy of it and hope that other readers will be lucky enough to discover one of the best novelists since Jane Austen.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “The Aubrey-Maturin series nears the two dozen mark the way it began, with colorful historical background, smooth plotting, marvelous characters and great style…O’Brian continues to unroll a splendid Turkish rug of a saga.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Teems with amusing scenes, vivid dialog, glib phrase-making, and the tall-tale-spinner’s gift for never taking the picaresque adventures of his characters seriously.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

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

    " First Recorded Reading: November 17, 1999. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ian Billick | 2/15/2014

    " Not one of the best in the series. I was about two-thirds of the way through before I realized I had read it before. Still, it is one of my favorite series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by S. Ben | 2/10/2014

    " More of a nautical romp than the last book, though not as light-hearted as some. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by J.E. Jr. | 2/9/2014

    " Another segment is folded into this one that is a bit tedious, but not so much as the others. Overall, this one is quite good, though the death of a couple of characters is dealt with in surprisingly-brief form. "

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