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Ultimately, I think I liked this better than the immediately previous book, and I hope the series continues to improve as a read through it.
THE FORTUNE OF WAR is the sixth volume in Patrick O'Brian's masterful adventure series about Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N. and his dear friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin.
O'Brien's interest in psychology went well beyond normal character development, some books contain excellent case studies of anxiety, depression, and mania.
This is a second read through for me and my joys were just as deep. In this book we have the famous lines about choosing between weevils, which in turn made its appearance in the... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Fred L. Houpt
If you like this kind of swashbuckling tale then this is the book for you. Good read for the summer.Published 1 month ago by Chef pasta
The story slows to the point of flashing by pages at a glance once they are captured by Americans. The author seems weary of his task and buries us in unending sub sub plot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Wynne Sr.
Good Story. A good continuation of the Aubrey story. Fun easy to read. Always makes me want to watch the movie off of the series.Published 2 months ago by Daniel Johnson
This is my second reading of the series. Not since Forester has anyone captured the flavor of the British Navy as O'brian has. Most enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by Richard Perkins
These books are all fantastic. This one lives up to the high standards of the ones before it. I'm sure I'll read them all.Published 4 months ago by Stephen Long
I thought I had them all and then found I was missing this one. Its a very useful story at it fills in some of the holes and unknowns in the series. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John K