To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue to identifying a highly placed French spy in London.
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"This entry in O'Brian's late-18th-century seafaring series will delight fans, while offering newcomers a good place to jump in." (Publishers Weekly)
"The writing is as strong and delightfully various as the people and plots. And everything - skies and seas and ports and creatures - is vividly, sensuously present." (London Evening Standard)
"What lifts The Truelove into the highest ranks of fiction is what it shares with the rest of its author's writing¿ unmistakably original insights into the mysteries of the world." (Chicago Tribune)
One of my father's favorite authors, but I wasn't sure it would be my cup of tea. I ended up enjoying the book, and the narrator's performance added a lot to the experience. I already have another O'Brian book in my queue.
They just keep getting better and better. Drama at sea and a horrifying battle on land. Another epic tale. If you enjoy the series you'll love this one.
Patrick O'Brian is an addiction and I'm hooked. Dr. Mautrin has Laudinum and Coca but I have Lucky Jack and the doctor.
I just wasted 9 hours listening to this audiobook hoping it would have a point. How anyone rated it 5 stars is beyond me. The story had no point and was filled with sailing jargon in GREAT detail. I do not recommend it.
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