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.
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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)
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.
The story is really great fun and the narrator is the best of the bunch by far.
Great action and detail. Very well done
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.
I listen to these in the car and they have made me less whiny about driving.
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