The journey of the Diane encompasses a satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the Thousand Steps of the sacred crater of the orangutans, and a killer typhoon catches Aubrey and his crew trying to work the Diane off a reef. And in the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang, a classic duel of intelligence agents unfolds, with the French envoys, well entrenched in the sultan's good graces, against the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin.
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©1989 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"O'Brian is the Homer of an epic of affection." (Newsweek)
"This is sea fiction with excellent technical detail for readers with a sophisticated vocabulary." (Library Journal)
The first time I heard Simon Vance as a narrator, I thought he did a good job; the Thirteen Gun Salute was very enjoyable.
This was a very good story. It wrapped up a few loose ends that have been waving around for the last few books and reminded us that although Stephen is a physician he can be very cold blooded in his work. The few scenes with the families were very pleasant and it was good to see Jack reinstated to his previous position. The action surrounding the treaty was interesting and the ending of the book must lead right into the next book which I'll be reading. I love listening to Simon Vance (he's one of my favorites) and his consistency with the voices throughout this whole series makes it easy to determine who is speaking.
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