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

The Wine-Dark Sea

At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States. The shock and barbarity of hand-to-hand fighting are sharpened by O'Brian's exact sense of period, his eye for landscape and his feel for a ship under sail.
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At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States. The shock and barbarity of hand-to-hand fighting are sharpened by O'Brian's exact sense of period, his eye for landscape and his feel for a ship under sail.

©1993 The Estate of the late Patrick O'Brian CBE (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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  • Mark
    Epsom, United Kingdom
    1/22/14
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    "Another brilliant episode"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    highly recommended, this work continues to story in the same depth and detail that makes this a stand-out piece by a legendary author


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wine-Dark Sea?

    from start to finish the pace is relentless and told with a magnificence which has me re running it so as not to lose a detail.


    What does Ric Jerrom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    flow and pronunciation is impeccable the Latin does not phase him and the characterisation makes following the story a delight


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The most compelling sea drama ever


    Any additional comments?

    hurry up and finish the series, please

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Darren
    Maxstoke, UK
    7/18/14
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    "Ric Jerrom - Has he stopped this series?"
    What made the experience of listening to The Wine-Dark Sea the most enjoyable?

    Ric Jerrom - I have the complete series by other narrators but these are the best.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maturin - the humour is just spot on


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, well smile alot :-)


    Any additional comments?

    It seems that Ric Jerrom has stopped at The Wine Dark Sea - I hope hope hope that he does the last few in the series...please please please.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Ballymacoda, Ireland
    12/16/13
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    "Fantastic"

    As always a cracking tale in the continuing saga of Aubrey / Maturin series. Now I am just waiting for the next instalment. come on Jerrom and auduble!

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