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Paul

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  • Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (2030)
    Performance
    (933)
    Story
    (925)

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Frank says: "Choice of Narrators"
    "And so it begins"
    Overall

    The richness and flamboyancy of this book will leave you spell bound. I am an British professional navigator and find the descriptions and characters wonderfully portrayed. The narrator with what I would call an old English sea dog voice adds volumes to the text. My girlfriend said she couldn't get into it... I couldn't get out of it.

    I feel as though I have just found the best Audio book, and have to tell everyone!! You will enjoy this.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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