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Nancy

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  • Blue at the Mizzen

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (139)
    Performance
    (70)
    Story
    (68)

    Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, but the ensuing peace becomes ugly for Captain Jack Aubrey, with violent celebrations of the English sailors in Gibraltar and the desertion of nearly half his crew. To cap it all off, the Surprise is nearly sunk in a shattering night collision on the first leg of her journey to South America, where Jack and Stephen are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain.

    Nancy says: "Read this Series"
    "Read this Series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend the entire series, read by Simon Vance, to anyone who desires:
    1. A good series of stories - not one less than the other
    2. Characters you'd know if you met on the street
    3. Characters you learn to love, and the others you learn to understand
    4. Stories that educate re: history, natural philosophy, and human nature, painlessly
    5. Characters you want to emulate - no more


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Two, no, three - wait a minute, there were four. Uh oh - I loved them all


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The series is rife with humorous exchanges between Jack Aubrey and his best friend Stephen Maturine - all will leave you grinning and make you want to be a better friend yourself.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes - I laughed and cried. Only extreme reaction is sorrow when the series ended.


    Any additional comments?

    Patrick O'Brian was a genius
    Simon Vance is the best narrator on the planet

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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