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The Letter of Marque: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 12 | [Patrick O'Brian]

The Letter of Marque: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 12

Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.
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Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

©1988 The Estate of the late Patrick O'Brian CBE (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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  • Steve
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "Another hit"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Letter of Marque to be better than the print version?

    Yes, being able listen to the book on the move along with Ric Jerrom's excellent narration bring the book alive


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Aubrey, a complex but genuine character


    Have you listened to any of Ric Jerrom’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    As ever, excellent, brings this series of books alive


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    FORTROSE, United Kingdom
    2/16/14
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    "Top Marques"
    Would you listen to The Letter of Marque again? Why?

    Yes. It is the kind of book you get lost in. The characters can be believed and you can see them in your minds eye


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Letter of Marque?

    The emotional turmoil of Stephen Maturin and the character of Diana.


    What about Ric Jerrom’s performance did you like?

    Excellent I liked everything. He made the characters live. A good story well read and written


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Love favours the bold


    Any additional comments?

    O'Brien had such a good way of writing and a gauntlet of characters. The emotions are believable and he writes with depth of feeling, Thoroughly recommend the talking book.

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