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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,830 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick O’Brian Narrator: Patrick Tul Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Aubrey–Maturin Series Release Date:
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Large in body and spirit, Jack Aubrey throws his heavy frame up main-masts as if he were a boy of ten. Tendentiously traditional, Aubrey spends his evenings with ship’s surgeon, Stephen Maturin, a brilliant naturalist and occasional spy for the British government. In the quiet of Aubrey’s cabin, the two work on their Corelli; after numerous voyages their friendship has mellowed into a touching, if occasionally tempestuous, marriage.

Devotees can expect a number of spectacular battle scenes, ship-board jests, and the historical mimicry for which O’Brian is so famous. Maturin’s efforts to persuade Peruvians to revolt against the Spanish crown will send him on a perilous journey across the Andes, while Aubrey will be reunited briefly with his illegitimate black son, and suffer dreadfully under the blustery politics of a Rousseauian.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/19/2014

    " Rambles a little in the middle but starts and ends very well indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Siria | 2/10/2014

    " Faultless, as ever. The plotting was, perhaps, a little thin; but when it comes as part of such beautifully written prose, and interspersed with such fantastically observed events as the emergence of a new volcanic island, or Stephen's adventures in the Andes, I really can't bring myself to care. Only four books left in the series, though! I think I shall have to slow down my pace again. I find myself wanting to really draw this series out, to make it last. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbara | 2/8/2014

    " I started reading this series in 2004 and stopped on this one for some reason. Time to get back to it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Isis | 2/1/2014

    " Awesome. Sea battles and Peruvian exploration and political intrigue and character interaction galore. The subtle touches of humor are delightful and had me laughing out loud on occasion. "

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