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.
Always searching the radio for THE WHO
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.
Great story excellent performance by reader still loved it the third time!. Do yourself a favor and meet Jack Aubrey!
Good book. Love the narrator. Loved the setting. Not as fast paced as the first book. Not sure I will sit through book number three. I was in love with the first book… The bloom is off the rose?
The continuation of such a fun story of a beloved sea captain and dr. Maturain. I can't wait to hear if Diana and Stephen will meet again in love..
Less dialogue and time on land and more action at sea... the story very slowly ambles along without any hook to draw the reader in, spending most of the time on land dealing with a complicated and very boring love triangle. The reader also reads in a very slow ambling mode that makes it difficult to follow... It is hard to discern when the speaker is reading a quote from a journal or the inward thoughts of a character and when he is switching back to conversation between characters.
I really wanted to get into this story having heard much praise for Patrick O'Brian and being a tall ship sailor myself... after serveral hours of listening I just can not listen any longer... I would suggest instead the Horatio Hornblower series to anyone interested in stories of the Royal Navy in the age of sail.
Patrick Tull does do a good job with various accents.