These final chapters have been combined with the historical background to the Aubrey/Maturin series, a straightforward exploration of daily life in Nelson's navy. Many questions about naval life are answered in O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy.
Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
Men of War ©1974 Patrick O'Brian. Final Unfinished ©2004 The Estate of Patrick O'Brian; (P)2005 Soundings
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"Interesting and good to finish the series"
Men at War. I wish I had read that at the start of the sequence. Most interesting. And the few chapters of book 21 make a satisfying full stop to the series. I much preferred Ric Jerrom or Robert Hardy as a read though there is nothing bad about this.
Chapters are separated by awful synthesised music - why not have some of the pieces that Jack & Stephen play rather than this rubbish?
Otherwise a reasonably good reading, though I prefer the narration style of Ric Jerrom.
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