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The Wine-Dark Sea | [Patrick O'Brian]

The Wine-Dark Sea

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a heavy American privateer through the Great South Sea. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Maturin's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Aubrey will survive a desperate open-boat journey and come face-to-face with his illegitimate black son.
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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a heavy American privateer through the Great South Sea. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Maturin's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Aubrey will survive a desperate open-boat journey and come face-to-face with his illegitimate black son. Maturin, caught up in the aftermath of his failed coup, will flee for his life into the high, frozen wastes of the Andes. They will be reunited at last in a breathtaking chase through the stormy seas and icebergs south of Cape Horn.

Raise anchor! Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.

©1993 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Literate, leisurely, and as charming as the rest of the series." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Meticulously researched and heart-stoppingly vivid." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Though the Jack Aubrey-Stephen Maturin books can be profitably read separately, as fans know, together they read as one long, wonderful novel. This 16th installment (following The Truelove) is no doubt the best chapter yet....As usual, readers can revel in the symbiotic friendship of Jack and Stephen, who make for a marvelous duo, whether in their violin and cello duets or in their sharp dialogue." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Diane Austin, TX, United States 04-29-10
    Diane Austin, TX, United States 04-29-10 Member Since 2010
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    the reader was excellent. the book itself is as enjoyable as the others in this series (The Aubry-Maturin Series)

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    Terry LAS CRUCES, NM, USA 08-05-08
    Terry LAS CRUCES, NM, USA 08-05-08
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    It was hard for me to hold my interest in this book; very slow

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