Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
©1991 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
"What Mr. O'Brian has created is no less than a tapestry of English life in the early 19th century that is almost Dickensian in its scope." (New York Observer)
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Patrick Tull does his usual great job in narrating this story. This book picks up where the last one left off on a deserted island building a boat to escape. I love the description of Stephen and Martin on their naturalist wanderings. I found the description of the Nutmeg as a sweet smelling ship interesting and then how they had to "sweeten" the Surprise when returning to her. Great sea stories and battles in the exotic Malay seas.
Brilliant weave of historical content, amazing botanical encounters and naval culture and times. Patrick Tull is the BEST reader/actor. Far better than anyone else. This series is something to treasure...on to Book 15.
Patrick O'Brian's books come to life under the brilliant voice acting of Patrick Tull. He is hands down one of the best voice actors I have ever heard.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
It reminds the reader of a time when the world was truly uncharted and a dangerous place to roam around in, all sorts of bad things in your path
Getting a new ship and it smelt so good no bad odors and the crews pulling together
I enjoy Mr Tulls performance and look forward to more of his books
A full cast of characters that I enjoyed
Look forward to reading the next one
history, drama, tenderness
Superb as always
One is better off by starting the series from the beginning!
When I tried to put this on my RCA media player part one worked fine but when the track swiched over my player gave me a "File format not supported," message. I've tried deleteing the program and i still does not work. Has anyone eles had this problem?
Couldn't get to the end.
The writing of this book is not at fault and is as clever as ever.
Narrator is unbearable to listen to as his odd pauses and total lack of voice changes between characters force him to ad the "he said" and "she said" at the end of every spoken word.
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