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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aubrey–Maturin Series Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375417016
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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 as tense, and as unexpected in its culmination, as anything Patrick O’Brian has written.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 2/18/2014

    " Another fine Aubrey-Maturin entry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aneel | 2/5/2014

    " Fun. O'Brian is still finding ways to keep it fresh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiri | 1/24/2014

    " Another great Aubrey/Maturin novel. Some parts dragged a bit, but there was plenty of sea battle action and naval companionship to liven my days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mackay | 1/22/2014

    " More. What could I say? Putty in the man's hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 1/17/2014

    " Interesting that they are in America. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth A | 1/15/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/2/2014

    " I love Patrick O'Brian, 'nuff said... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul-Dad-TheAged Rogers | 12/31/2013

    " Very good read. All I can say re: the plot is... it's about time! You'll see, in the last 25 pages or so ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Glover | 12/27/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tlnorz | 12/23/2013

    " A good addition to the continuing story of Jack A. and Stephen M. The ending was a bit of a surprise for me, which is always a plus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/12/2013

    " I took it as a light holiday read and that is exactly what it is. Thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Towens23 | 12/1/2013

    " Just a few chapters in right now, but if Diana Villiers doesn't marry Stephen this time then I hope she dies a violent death... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 11/29/2013

    " On to the "Ionian Mission." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/22/2013

    " Finally Dr Maturin displays his abilities in this last three books resolving several story lines with his work in espionage. He even gets Diana to finally marry him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alec Aakesson | 9/19/2013

    " Good. I have read it before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 9/1/2013

    " 1st Recorded Reading: August 2001 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K.M. Weiland | 7/26/2013

    " Another solid, charming entry in the series, flocked with high-seas adventure and O'Brian's signature straight-faced humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthias Ferber | 11/12/2012

    " Another excellent chapter in what has basically become, by this point, one enormously long book. A delightful ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Drianne | 5/5/2012

    " Boat Book #7. Yay for the fewer boat battles! Stephen's cool. But I still dislike Diana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Casey | 12/27/2011

    " The entire series is amazing. O'Brian's writing is a delight to read and while I could quibble over 4.5 stars or 5 per each volume I'm rating it across their totality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moses Operandi | 8/13/2011

    " Patrick O'Brian's seventh masterpiece. I won't waste much time reviewing it, because I'm busy reading the eighth. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 6/24/2011

    " Jack returns home and Stephen achieves success romantically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 5/22/2011

    " Another in O'Brian's series of Aubrey-Maturin historical novels, set in the British navy during the Napoleonic era. Thoroughly enjoyable and meticulously researched as always. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ian | 5/15/2011

    " O'Brian never fails. All the humor, adventure, suspense and historical detail of the previous Aubrey/Maturin novels. And finally some loose ends are settled, or so we are led to believe. For pure escapism history buffs can do no better than this master novelist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tagg | 1/6/2011

    " I have loved this entire series so far, but The Surgeon's Mate was one of O'Brian's better ones. The plot is a lot of fun, as always, but he also explores some interesting insights into human nature that I found fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/26/2010

    " This series continues to thrill... for an erstwhile sailor like myself, and lover of the Great Ships, this stuff is like eye and brain candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/9/2010

    " I love Patrick O'Brian, 'nuff said... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Motorcycle | 9/10/2010

    " Good. It was more of the same from the series, but I've enjoyed them all, so that's not a bad thing. There was some action at the end of this one that actually made me a little anxious. So that was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 7/19/2010

    " In this book our heroes are held captive by the French...but there is hope: Book #8! What a delightful serial experience; at the end of one book, you look forward to the next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David (Dafydd) | 6/25/2010

    " I took it as a light holiday read and that is exactly what it is. Thoroughly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 5/13/2010

    " One of the best books in the series ... only 4 stars because of extensive typos in the Norton hardcover version I am reading now. "

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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

Tim Pigott-Smith is a British classical stage and television actor.  He has narrated everything from Wilbur Smith's adventure works, Triumph of the Sun and Blue Horizon to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic The Brothers Karamazov, for which he received an AudioFile Earphones Award. He was an Audie finalist for Professor Joanna Burke’s 2006 original works Eyewitness: 1940-1949, Eyewitness: 1950-1959 and Eyewitness: 1960-1969.

 

Pigott-Smith performed in Broadway in Sherlock Holmes as well as opposite such British stars as Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Geraldine James, and Patrick Stewart. He has appeared in a host of Shakespearean classics on television including Henry IV, Part I and Measure for Measure as well as in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Downton Abbey, and The Hour.  His many film credits include Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Bloody Sunday, and Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York.