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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,190 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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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attention of two privateers soon becomes menacing. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is tense—and unexpected in its culmination.

Aubrey and Maturin must endure a foundering ship, capture by the French, and a less than pleasant stay in Paris’ infamous Temple Prison. Meanwhile in Paris, Diana Villiers anxiously awaits Maturin’s safe return.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best historical novels ever written.”

    New York Times Book Review, praise for the series

  • “Vividly detailed nineteenth-century settings and dramatic tension punctuated with flashes of wry humor make O’Brian’s nautical adventure a splendid treat.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A mirror to Nelson's navy—compulsively readable.”

    Hammond Innes, New York Times bestselling author of The Land God Gave Cain

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael | 2/16/2014

    " O.K. I was going to give it 2 stars, but the last chapter took it up one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by nlh | 2/16/2014

    " O'Brian is one of my reliable vacation authors. Who can resist a Basque spy/scientist/physician in the 19th century British Navy? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth A | 2/13/2014

    " From the author of Master and Commander. Great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dan Glover | 1/29/2014

    " Like all of the Aubrey/Maturin books, this was just a ripping good tale. O'Brian lets you smell the powder, hear the tearing canvas and feel the salt spray. And his characters and plots are not only believable but very much alive. "

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