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I wish that I had read this before the start of the Aubry/Maturin series.Published 17 days ago by Robin Ward
This book is comparable to the Aubrey/Maturin series in interest & quality of writing; I recommend it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by BillF
A perfect book, perfectly self-contained.
When I reread it, I will probably change my ranking to five, if my second impression is the same as my first.
good, but the story wanders. A first effort from Patrick and lacks the descriptions of the later commander series. A good prequel.Published 7 months ago by Richard Fant
the only drawback on this paper back was the relatively small print. The story line was great fiction
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I've read the Aubrey/Maturin novels numerous times -- probably gone through the entire series at least a dozen times, to the point where I can quote whole sections. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Virginia Appleman
What else can you say of great story-telling? O'Brian is (to me) one of the two premier story-tellers of this period of naval warfare. Forester is, of course, the other. Read morePublished 8 months ago by S. Bacon
This book started me on my quest to read ALL of Patrick O'Brian's novels. This goal is most assuredly high on my "bucket list"Published 9 months ago by Dr. Frances G. Rhodes
I had just started a reread of the Aubrey-Maturin series, when I stumbled across this earlier O'Brian work in a used book store. It was a very pleasant surprise. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ipy