If you like audio books and reading, this book will have your reading more and more. Bronte, Austin, and many more classics. The way FForde removes classic charactors and uses them in different contexts will make you go back to the originals to see if you could pick up these personality traits.
Then the clever use of alternate histories of real events, again the listener will have to review the actual history (as we know it) to get the parody and paralels.
oh yeah, once you've gone through the first book over and over until you pick up all the plot shifts, you WILL be moving on to the next book and so on ... listener beware!
The amount of crossed genres at first is confusing. then, once you just go with the concept of all things crossing over and through books, you will begin to wonder how far the ideas can go.
well portrayed with the sarcasm and snarkiness that a real person migh experience put in situation after situation.
Jane and Heathcliff tonight, Live on 20/20.
A friend told me the basis of the plot line (jumping in and out of the books of classic litrature) and Jasper does not disappoint.
Silly question. the audio book is like a movie that doesn't cut our or modify content to suit the actors.
the descriptions of the battles are amazing.
if you listen closely your are getting educated on ship identification, use, maritime law and courtesy, rank structure, ship command economics and the political dealing of 18th century ship operations, military and commercial.
is it a brig or sloop? what is the difference between Master and Commander, Master and Captain? What does each sail do, how is it rigged and how do you judge the wind? You'll know more than your thought at the end of only the first book of the series.
as with any narrator, the tone of the reading adds to the emotions and suspense of the passages.
Aubrey and Maturin set up their relations ship that will last through the series. all charaters are well defined by their relationship with Capt. Aubrey.
No I know why my Garandpa loved building moddles of these great ships.
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