Meanwhile, his best friend, surgeon and scientist Stephen Maturin, is enjoying unprecedented success. In possession of papers that would make Napoleon blanch, Stephen supplements his espionage activities by delivering lectures at the French Institute on such rarities as the extinct avifauna of Rodriguez, and by spending time in the company of the fiery Diana Villiers.
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"Splendid escape. Literate and amusing." (Kirkus)
"Vividly detailed 19th-century settings and dramatic tension punctuated with flashes of wry humor make O'Brian's nautical adventure a splendid treat." (Publishers Weekly)
Listening to Patrick Tull read is such a pleasure. This series is one of the best reasons for audio books.
The Surgeon's Mate has great characters, high adventure, natural studies, history & romance. This is my second read of the series and it's just as good this time. It is so rich in detail that I catch things I didn't fully appreciate the first read. I'll regret when I finish all the books the second time. I highly recommend it.
The storytelling continues to impress. I especially appreciate the fact that it's not cluttered up with incessant cursing.
History nut w/soft heart
I've read the Aubrey-Maturin series and fell in love after the first page. Listening to them read aloud by Mr. Tull has only deepened my pleasure. He doesn't overdo his characterizations of the different characters and the droll British wit comes through as clear as a bell. Highly, highly recommended!
The dry humor.
Stephen Maturin - incredible depth.
I have not
No, but I liked it a lot.
This series is amazing.
Yes. Great stories.
He gets into it.
If you like to consider what it was like then vs what it is like now, listen to the book.
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
What can I say all have been most enjoyable so far, I do plan on reading more of them This one was an interesting story
I like the end when things finially come together,
Wished I could but time doesn't permit,
Look forward to reading more, love them so far
If you have njoyed other books in the series, this one will not disappoint. Good twists, turns and adventure. Patrick Tull deserves credit for giving incredible life to these books. He is one of the best readers I have encountered.
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