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Dawn

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  • The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (134)

    Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command, until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains, Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.

    Lawrence says: "Great Reader"
    "Wonderful"
    Overall

    More of the same great work by the author. I have to agree with commenter Lawrence however, that your narrator preference is bound to lie with whom you heard first. I have seen rave reviews for Tull and that is well and good, but I quite enjoy Vance's reading and find no fault whatsoever with his speech, speed or voices. Whatever narrator you prefer I would suggest that you pay attention to stick to the same person so you don't end up disappointed.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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