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Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series is among the very best of seafaring novels.
O'Brien's interest in psychology went well beyond normal character development, some books contain excellent case studies of anxiety, depression, and mania.
I enjoyed the whole series of these books, and was so enthralled I read them one after the other this summer.
Without a doubt the best of the first 4 books. If all you know about Aubrey and Maturin you learned from watching Master and Commander you'd find that those confident and skillful... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kevin Logan
It needs a glossary for all the terms none but age-of-sail persons would be familiar with.Published 1 month ago by Benjamin E. Wells
another great O'Brian work....up to his always high standard...Published 1 month ago by John C. O'Brien
The excellence continues unabated. This series must be seen as the quintessential British Naval action and life in the era of British colonialism and the expanding Empire. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Knightusmc
I think there are 21 or 22 volumes. I had them all at one time or another but with a chaotic period in my life and multiple moves, many of the volumes were lost and I could not... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Harold Garner
I missed more action. It was too much philosophical talk in the book. But a well written book worth reading.Published 2 months ago by Torger Dahl
The book is good but a little slow in action. The charactors are being developed slowly, but all in all a good bookPublished 3 months ago by Susan Cullinan