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The Nutmeg of Consolation | [Patrick O'Brian]

The Nutmeg of Consolation

Shipwrecked on a remote island, Captain Jack Aubrey and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck, only to have their makeshift vessel burned in an attack by Malay pirates. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian - or Stephen Maturin - could devise.
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Shipwrecked on a remote island, Captain Jack Aubrey and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck, only to have their makeshift vessel burned in an attack by Malay pirates. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian - or Stephen Maturin - could devise.

The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.

Raise anchor! Don't miss more from Patrick O'Brian.

©1981 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

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"The best novelist in the world." (Chicago Tribune)
"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....Mr. O'Brian's language is elegant, erudite and dense, exposing the reader to a world both high and low, encompassing honor and tyranny, pederasty and heterosexual love and betrayal, loyalty and treason, drug addiction and debtor's gaol, fiasco and triumph, cowardice and courage." (New York Observer)

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    This one is lots of fun. It's packed with action and adventure. The now shipwrecked crew of the Diana fight for their lives by land and sea. If they ever make another Patrick O'brian movie The Nutmeg of Consolation would make an excellent storyline. Loved it.

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    What made the experience of listening to The Nutmeg of Consolation the most enjoyable?

    The story is really great fun and the narrator is the best of the bunch by far.


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    Great action and detail. Very well done


    What does Simon Vance bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This is one of the best narrated books in the bunch. Simon Vance has a capability with his voice that is second to none. Great characterizations and vocalization.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to these in the car and they have made me less whiny about driving.


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