As a long time fan of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, it was a pleasure to find an audio rendering that fills the sails with such precision. Mr. Tull brings each character to life just so with wonderful accents and a twinkle in his eye. This selection is one of the best of the series!
His narration of this series is unparralleled. I dont think I have heard another audiobook for which the choice of narrator, and execution is so perfect.
Anyone who has not had a chance to listen to Patrick Tull's narration of what are, arguably, the best books ever written in this genre, should do so immediately.
They are better than Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series, my second favorite series, but only just. O'Brians knowledge of the sea and his description of the various ship actions and other aspects of life in the British Navy are incomparable.
Dr. Maturin stands out, but Tull does a great job with everyone.
Are you kidding? Why?
I have listened to these books numerous times and continue to laugh at the interaction of characters, marvel at the degree of information about the sea and sailing they impart, and wish that Patrick O' Brian could have gone on writing forever.
Yes, an exciting story, acted-out vs just read with a British accent is pure joy
All 21 of the Patrick O'Brian novels draw the reader/listner into two concurrent and equally exciting British story lines. First, a story of Captain Jack Aubrey of the H.M. Royal Navy of the 1800s and a second story of Stephen Maturin who travels with Jack as a brilliant ship's physician...and talented surgeon but also a master spy bent on stopping Napoleon's conquests. Unlike the movie
Yes, Master and Commander and both are wonderful.
I just can't single out a moment but now that I have this question, I will think about it.
Please ask Patrick Tull to read all 21 of the Patrick O'Brian novels.
While I enjoy these books I decided to change narrators. Big mistake. Tull draws out the narrative too much. I'm going back to Vance.
I did not like this book. I felt like nothing ever happened. So much of the book is just detail with out any action. I think I am done with the series. It is not for me. I like my books to have more pace.