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The Unknown Shore Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Unknown Shore (Unabridged), by Patrick O’Brian
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (641 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:
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Best-selling author Patrick O'Brian turns to Commodore Anson's famous 1740 voyage for this rich tale of exploration and adventure. In The Unknown Shore, the inspiration for and immediate precursor to the acclaimed and immensely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, O'Brian's splendid prose and enthralling attention to detail launches listeners, spellbound, into the Age of Discovery. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Jess Trebanna | 2/6/2014

    " This MIGHT be my favorite single book ever. Funny, historically accurate, full of adventure and friendship. And, of course, written by Patrick O'Brian. Can it get any better? :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Ed | 1/24/2014

    " Great early sketches of Aubrey and Marturin. Excellent account of survival. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Anna Wanderer | 1/23/2014

    " My last un-read O'Brian seafaring novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Shivesh | 1/16/2014

    " This was a tantalizing glimpse of the Aubrey/Maturin series, no doubt. This book is unpolished and a bit rough around the edges during some episodes but it tells a good story and a great adventure. Looking forward to his other books now. No doubt he will only get better. "

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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.