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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,199 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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In the early 1800s, the British Navy stands as the only bulwark against the militant fanaticism of Napoleonic France.

Captain Jack Aubrey, ashore after a successful tour of duty, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the city. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage, the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey’s humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? Maturin must try everything he can think of to help his friend out of these dismal circumstances.

This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization, sparkling dialogue, and meticulous detail which O’Brian’s readers have come to expect.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An overwhelming, outstanding novel.”

    Irish Times

  • “Marvelously delicate and humorous fantasies set in Napoleon’s day...The effect is as light a bubbles at the brim, stimulating, tender, throught-provoking.”

    London Review of Books

Listener Opinions

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

    " While I drive, I'm re-listening to all of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series read by Patrick Tull (and you have to get Patrick Tull who knows the naval jargon and all the characters) - for me this was the best way to experience the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 2/12/2014

    " More time on shore than I'd have liked. Strong ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mackay | 2/6/2014

    " Such a portrait of the era. My goodness. Only I read the book, not the audio book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joshua | 1/23/2014

    " This book and the nest in the are transitional. Jack Aubrey has been set up for criminal manipulation on the stock market and dismissed from the navy. In the next book, "The Letter of Marque," he begins the process of his reinstatement by undertaking a secret mission as the captain of a private man-of -war. "

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