Nope. He is vulgar without being funny.
It was an interesting topic and I like cooking and insight into the industry, but he was crude to the point of being distracting.
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.
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