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This third segment takes Jack Aubrey to the Indian subcontinent, where both the waters and the terrain are full of unfamiliar dangers. There is, however, a prize in the offing: a flotilla of French ships sent to attack the China Fleet. If Aubrey and Maturin can intercept the French, their fortunes will be made. But can they? Join Captain Aubrey on the quarterdeck and find out for yourself.
These two selections represent a series of abridged audiobook versions of O'Brian's works narrated by Robert Hardy, that most blustery and unstudied of British actors. Hardy reads the stories cold, but here it works. He uses his voice to evoke everything from brutality to mannered drawing-room excesses to the physical threat of a storm at sea. The stories are superb depictions of life on a British man-of-war and incorporate O'Brian's exquisitely accurate historical detail (Testimonies, Audio Reviews, LJ 7/96). The friendship of protagonists Capt. Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin plays out against an expanse of ocean, from India to the Atlantic, with a full complement of battles and adventures at sea for devotees of naval fiction. Highly recommended.?Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, NC
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Slow...lacks action! Nothing like the movie "Master and Commander."Published 23 days ago by Charles S. Elliott
Third book in the series. Absolutely some of the best novels I have ever read.Published 27 days ago by proverbs31pursuits
I am reading the entire series for the third time. That is how good these are.Published 1 month ago by e s r
Less, but still a lot, of a very dull relationship drivel. More but not enough of Napollionic war history. Moving in the right direction. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ray
I can't say enough about Patrick O'Brian. When I'm reading the Master and Commander series, it's my life. I'm on my second read. There will be more.Published 1 month ago by Maureen
Once you're into this series it's hard to stop. I have to wait before downloading the next book to catch up on everything else. Very enjoyable (and I am not a naval aficionado).Published 1 month ago by M. Turner