Jack Aubrey returns from his duties protecting whalers off South America and is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage - the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot?
©1986 Patrick O'Brien (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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"Keep them coming"
Another great adaptation of the Aubrey/maturin books. Great credit to Ric Jerrom for bringing the characters to life.being on the next one quick please!
"A turning point"
I read this in a few days- captivating! So many characters for Jerome to handle and he does so admirably!
"Another beautifully crafted story in this saga."
A marvellous window into the 17th century and the political and naval intrigues of those times.
"The best nautical, historical novels ever written"
Gripping, accurate, superb
The scene where Jack Aubrey is placed in the stocks (framed for rigging the stock market) and is surrounded and protected by his fellow sailors. 'Hats, off!'
Probably Stephen Maturin, a very complex character and portrayed well.
Yes, definitively, never a dull moment.
The 21 Aubrey-Maturin novels are essentially one continuous story. I would suggest starting with the first: Master & Commander and working through them in order. You won't be disappointed..
"Another great story"
The narration is excellent from Ric Jerrom and I am hooked on this series. Can't wait for the next one
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