Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
©1993 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC.
"So much better than the competition that comparisons long ago ceased to be relevant: [the Aubrey/Maturin books] are uniquely excellent." (The New York Times)
"Meticulously researched and heart-stoppingly vivid." (Washington Post Book World)
Patrick Tull reads the Aubrey/Maturin novels far better than anyone else. Buy the whole series with his voices, to bring alive each character with subtlety and vigor.
Hip, hop, horray
They're always the same; Aubrey, Maturin, Bonden; having listened to all the books, they feel like friends
Tull is beyond compare. He has all the accents down beautifully, and his voice is perfect for this seafaring classic.
I'd like to listen to all 20+ in one sitting.
A tour de force; I'll have more to say after the last volume.
I am an avid eclectic reader
Patrick O'Brian did a great job narrating this story. This is an interesting tale the first half deals mostly with Aubrey and sailing along with sea battles. The description of the wine dark sea, earthquakes and the volcanic explosion in the ocean was fascinating. The second half deal more with Maturin and the politics and intrigue of Peru and Chili. Then his trek along the Andean Mt's to Chili with the naturalist description. Interesting book.
You will physically ache for them to live and get home again and again in this story as if they were real people and not fictional characters. I never want them to end even though I know all good things must end. Wonderful stuff!
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
I enjoyed the story it flowed from the one before and I look forward to the next one
Well, it isn't every night you run into an underwater volcano forming an island, That was very interesting and dangerous
Yes, and I very much enjoyed all of them so far
An Ocean full of surpises
Look forward to reading more the story line is enthralling
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