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Download The Hundred Days: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 19 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,545 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: June 2004 ISBN:
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For years, critics have celebrated best-selling author Patrick O'Brian's seafaring adventures for their magnificent blend of swashbuckling excitement and historical accuracy. With The Hundred Days, he transports you to the high seas of the Napoleonic era when the French demagogue is making a desperate attempt to control the European world. While Napoleon pursues the British across Europe, rumors fly about him forging a secret link with the forces of Islam. Soon an ominous horde of Muslim mercenaries gather. In a desperate attempt to avert disaster, ship's doctor Stephen Maturin navigates oriental politics to uncover the truth. And blustery Commodore Jack Aubrey launches a daring mission to destroy the growing French-Muslim menace.

Patrick O'Brian packs this brilliantly executed tale with elegant language, rich humor, and authentic period atmosphere. With his deep, rumbling voice, narrator Patrick Tull brings storm-tossed seas and gallant navy warships colorfully to life.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Mitchell | 2/16/2014

    " Second time through not as fun as the first because you know what's going to happen, but every book in this series is genius. I'll be reading it again in another couple of years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/13/2014

    " First Recorded Reading: November 17, 1999. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 2/8/2014

    " My favorite character is dead! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/6/2014

    " This was another 3.5 stars really, a good read, but I still prefer the earlier books in the series. The thing that really stuck out in this one was the death of two important characters, one on land and one at sea. Considering who they were (I won't say to spoil things), I was surprised at how little it seemed to effect the other characters in the book, especially Aubrey and Maturin. One of the deaths you only hear about via idle gossip, the other you witness, but it was abrupt and barely mentioned afterwards. I kind of feel that the characters were somehow brushed aside by meeting their ends this way, almost like the author was tired of them and decided they had to go, but didn't want to take time over it. Maybe it's just me, but it didn't quite seem to sit right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 1/30/2014

    " see my review of The Wine Dark Sea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/23/2014

    " Once again the story is secondary to the fascinating relationship of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. There are enough sea battles with Barbary pirates to keep the action going but the characters' give and take are primary to the enjoyment of the book. The worst thing about the novel is that this is the 19th installment and there is only one book left in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 1/22/2014

    " A fine book, but not as good as previous O'Brian's. Maybe the series slowed down as Mr. O"brian came toward the end of his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaundra | 1/16/2014

    " first read Dec 2007 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 12/26/2013

    " I liked this entry better than the previous but the series is definitely on the downswing though it was still fun to catch up with Captain Jack and Stephen. After a one book hiatus I was able to find an audio read by Patrick Tull who really is the voice of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lladroluv | 12/14/2013

    " Very little about Napoleon! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry | 11/26/2013

    " There is considerably more nautical information than I ever want to know, which totally obscured the storyline for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.E. Jr. | 2/1/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/30/2013

    " Drawing near the end, The Master sketches a bit episodically in this one, and dispatches some characters - perhaps abruptly. Not enough Jack for my tastes, though there's a great Killick bit. "Patriotism, promotion, and prize money." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 11/17/2012

    " I have really enjoyed this series and this book is no exception. When we think of Napoleon's return for the 100 days of the title we naturally think of his comeuppance at Waterloo. So this book is especially interesting since it addresses the much less well-known role of the English navy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 10/19/2012

    " The Hundred Days by Patrick O'Brian (1999) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg Bailey | 3/21/2012

    " Previously read Nov. 9, 2009. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 10/19/2011

    " #19 and said goodbye to one of the peripheral characters who have been in this series forever...only 1 1/2 books left in the series. That makes me sad to think of saying goodbye to characters who have become familiar in the pleasant way of old friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan Parr | 7/3/2011

    " If you've managed to get to this point in the Aubrey/Maturin series of novels, you undoubtedly love the characters and all of that wonderful story that O'Brian has managed to weave together. My only regret is finishing it, as I'm almost done with the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 5/13/2011

    " This one made me a little sad, which made me happy that the series is almost over, which in turn made me sad that I was happy it was almost over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 4/30/2011

    " Loss of Barrett Bondon was quite a shock to this reader. The man was an icon. He will be missed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. August | 4/29/2011

    " Enjoyable - and glad that our good doctor expressed regret at killing the lion.
    A little unimpressive during the "I'm a doctor of natural philosophy but don't know
    about how that moon thingy changes every night." Still, it was a good installment
    of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 1/10/2011

    " Loss of Barrett Bondon was quite a shock to this reader. The man was an icon. He will be missed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ian | 12/21/2010

    " 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 J.E. | 11/29/2010

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 11/5/2010

    " I am despondent to think that after 19 journeys together, I will have to bid farewell to Aubrey and the Dr. after just one and a half more. How empty life will be without them after these years together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 10/7/2010

    " #19 and said goodbye to one of the peripheral characters who have been in this series forever...only 1 1/2 books left in the series. That makes me sad to think of saying goodbye to characters who have become familiar in the pleasant way of old friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 4/24/2010

    " This is book 19 of 20. I am in the home stretch and will miss these guys when I am finished with the series. These are rich historical novels, not just for men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 11/27/2009

    " This book is like getting on a roller coaster...but without the slow windup at the beginning. Nonstop action and intrigue that is hard to put down and sends you looking for maps and history books to understand what is going on. "

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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

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.