Have it read by Simon Vance
He is unbearable to listen to as his odd pauses and total lack of voice changes between characters force him to ad the "he said" and "she said" at the end of every spoken word.
The book itself was great, as usual for o'brian
Overall, I have enjoyed the Aubrey/Maturin series. The glue that held it together was Vance's narration, with his clear change in voices and wonderful reading. Narration has changed with this book, and Patrick Tull does not come close to measuring up. Very little distinguishing of characters in voice, and his reading is often broken up with pauses that make listening rather tedious, and sometimes downright boring.