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I have been quite reluctant to try the English original because of the quantity of obscure sailing terms used very appropriately all over the book.
The characters are interesting and three-dimensional, the action is exciting and realistic and, as if that wasn't enough, the book is very humorous at times.
The story holds up, and I have spent quite a bit of time sitting in the driveway "just finishing up a bit" I always keep the next book ready in the car.
I'm about half way through the book. It is really not my kind of story, but is very well written. I will finish it - doubt I continue with other books in the series.Published 12 hours ago by David Ulmer
I'm on Book four of the original series. The books are spectacular. I am not a sailor, but I am a history enthusiast and I'm not put off by the archaic language. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Diane C. Dickinson
Like many other readers I really wanted to like this book but found it tough going. There was so much historical, nautical language that I was constantly using my kindle dictionary... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Billard
For an historical sailing buff this is great. For me a bit too much detail in the sail setting. A good yarnPublished 5 days ago by Doug Kydd
This is a five star book. Although fiction, Patrick O`Brian`s detailed research into naval life and action aboard a warship of the period was superb. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mike Heys
In the movie I think that the character of Stephen Maturin was not as I had in my mindPublished 9 days ago by Robin Ward
I started collecting the series after Seeing the movie, Master and Commander, Far Side of the World. Read morePublished 10 days ago by William C. Baker, Jr.
Patrick O'Brien takes his reader back some two hundred plus years through his crystal clear prose, brilliant dialogue, and encyclopedic knowledge of early 19th century sailors and... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Glosta Hoolie