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I enjoyed this book a lot.
This book (the third) is the best so far in the series. The action scenes are so well written you can hear the guns and smell the smoke! Read more
All good Patrick O'Brian stuff. The 19th century language is a bit too much though. The sailing stuff is greatPublished 24 days ago by Greg Dickie
I feel that this is the book where O'brien realized he was writing one giant novel (that would go on for 20 books). Read morePublished 1 month ago by FalconWing
The best nautical historical fiction for the late eighteenth, early nineteenth century British navy there is, hands down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by UrbanMonique
This is excellent storytelling with all the detail and excitement one could wish for in a naval novel. JA is my hero, for he is so real as portrayed by Mr O'Brian. Read morePublished 2 months ago by GFj Striper
This story falls behind the previous two in my opinion. Progress is slow, the plot is vague, and characters change attitudes like hats. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marshall Lager
A good read in the O'Brien tradition.
Lots of boaty bits and the obligatory sea battle but a lot of insights into the characters of Aubrey and Maturin.