I have great affection for the Aubrey/Maturin novels and this one is thoroughly enjoyable. Start with Master and Commander... but this, the second in the series, is great fun, too.
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"Post Captain" is the longest book in the series, but yet it felt really short to me. I'm starting to identify each character on their own and I'm really liking knowing more about the British Navy. Whatever the case might be, I'm totally hook on this series. I can't wait where Captain Jack leads us to the next adventure. Learning more about the crew and how the ship is run is most exciting. Jack and Stephen are finding their soul mates is making the story interesting.
The second book in most series are usually better than the first. The debut of the premiere is gone and the characters and the environment are much more established in the second. They mature overtime as the series gets longer.
I could have done with less chasing after the women, but it served a purpose at least. A bit below Master and Commander in story, but another great narration and a good book.
Love this series, I savour the books and store them for the times when I do not want to listen to anything. At some point I remember this series, buy the next book of the series and have a ball. Patrick Tull was born to read this, always excellent.
such a great narrative, I was enthralled the entire time, from when you first meet Sophie to when Captain Aubrey finally gets the post captain commission he so passionately desires. just listening to this book has me speaking in a similar way. I highly recommend this book and might even read it the next time, instead of listening to it.
I have read the entire Aubrey - Maturin series a half dozen times at least, and I thought I was extremely familiar with the novels, but hearing it read brought a whole new dimension, like seeing it in 3D. Extremely enjoyable and riveting . And hats off to Patrick Hull--what a splendid, lively performance ! His rich voice brought to life every character and scene. Bravo!
Tge 21 Aubrey-Maturin volumes by Patrick O'Brian may constitute the longest novel in the English language. Patrick Tull (RIP) loves the stories and the characters and gives each one his own unmistakable voice. In 30 years of listening to recorded books I've found nothing else that comes close.
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This is the 2nd of Patrick O'Brien's great series of the Captain and the Doctor. For some reason, even when I read books for the first time many years ago, Post Captain was a little long-winded. But, it does set us up for so many things to come in future novels.
We do spend a lot of laborious time on shore, when we would rather be at sea fighting a battle. Orator Patrick Tull is really quite at the top of his game, taking us to many emotions both with excitement and color. That alone may be worth this audible.
The stage is set, and it's a long series! You have to read Poat Captain to get to HMS Surprise and beyond. Enjoy.
It's Patrick O'Brien.
good narration, good story, but I kept getting lost and mired in a belabored side plots and exposition.