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Download The Truelove: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,768 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Patrick Tul Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched to restore order. But Jack must first contend with an escaped convict who has stowed away on the Surprise, an attractive female convict who is driving the crew to awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies.

The fifteenth installment of Patrick O'Brian's hugely successful Aubrey/Maturin series.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jrobertus | 2/7/2014

    " We "read" this audio book on a recent trip. It makes a good companion on the road, with the usual cast of characters. THis story is not too compelling, though, as Aubrey and the crew sail to one of the Sandwich Islands to take sides in a local dispute and keep the island for Britain. The "Surprise" is now operating as a privateer with a letter of marque, and not a royal navy vessel. THe real story is about a woman, with a mysterious past, sneaked aboard by a junior officer, and her effect on the crew. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nelson | 2/6/2014

    " Overall, I am a huge fan of the series in general and O'Brian's writing in particular. His style is wonderful--there is hardly a better master of subtle and super-subtle irony going. But with this and the previous entry in the series, I feel as if the energy is flagging a little bit. As he has done several times in the past, O'Brian turns to ringing subtle changes on characters we have met previously by introducing new characters that chime with them in interesting ways. Enter Clarissa Oakes. Except that this time the new character seems to be a much more pallid version of Diana Villiers and Louisa Wogan. Naturally, she becomes the means for Maturin to ferret out (perhaps) the last of the nest of spies that has been a major part of the story arc for the previous six or seven novels. As interesting as parts of this several novel south seas interlude has been, I am eager to see O'Brian bring the series back to Europe and to the main sphere of action. Of course there are difficulties with that, since in the time frame he is working with, the British Navy has little to offer a ship of the line captain (such as Aubrey) except blockade duty. Here's hoping O'Brian racked his brains and came up with an interesting solution to these problems in the series' final quarter and returns the focus in some ways to the interactions between Aubrey and Maturin. On a different note (and I can't remember if I have remarked on this before--here's hoping that if I did, I write about differently this time), it is endlessly fascinating to see how O'Brian starts each of these novels off with a unique précis that doesn't repeat all the other little summaries he has given, just in case there is some reader out there who picked up the series in the middle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steph | 2/3/2014

    " Wow, these books really seem to be slowing down. There was next to no action in this book at all. I had a really hard time getting through it. There was so much going on in the ship that was just hinted at here and there so you never really get a clear picture of what is really happening - and I'm not sure that I want to know some of the details. As seems to happen a lot with these books, the main action happens in the last 10 pages or so which makes you then want to continue on with the series to see what happens next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul J | 1/29/2014

    " Builds on the previous 14 books in the Aubrey-Maturin series "

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