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The Yellow Admiral Audiobook

The Yellow Admiral: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18

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Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series.

Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the admiralty by his erratic voting as a member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates; he is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, whose mother has ferreted out a most damaging trove of old personal letters. Even Jack's exploits at sea turn sour: in the storm waters off Brest he captures a French privateer laden with gold and ivory, but this at the expense of missing a signal and deserting his post. Worst of all, in the spring of 1814, peace breaks out, and this feeds into Jack's private fears for his career.

Fortunately Jack is not left to his own devices. Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require a navy, and the service of English officers. Jack is savoring this apparent reprieve for his career as well as Sophie's forgiveness,when he receives an urgent dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.

©1996 Patrick O'Brian (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • Mark
    Ballymacoda, Ireland
    6/16/15
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    "At last"

    I had mailed and contacted audible via chat after Wine Dark Sea came out begging to know when Ric Jerrom would resume the next book - ok the next few came out of sequence but thank God they came. Jesus, mary and Joseph I laughed out loud for parts of this. I think these books are my favourite books of all time and Ric jerrom for me is masterful in his portrayal of our 2 main hero. Off now to finish the series, then I will start all over again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pen
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    10/19/15
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    "disappointing"
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    Tedious and didactic in the extreme. Its as if O'Brian put in undigested research, spouting from the mouths of Aubrey and Maturin without weaving it into his usual exciting narrative. A lot of repetition of old themes.
    I have loved all the Aubrey Maturin books, but this is so disappointing in spite of Ric Jerrom's masterly narration and i will be careful before ordering the next A/M in the series.

    There are also technical issues: the downloaded book is not divided into chapters so its difficult to find ones place. I shall be requesting a refund.

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  • Darren
    Maxstoke, UK
    7/20/15
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    "Another cracker - spot on"
    If you could sum up The Yellow Admiral in three words, what would they be?

    Funny & Engrossing


    What other book might you compare The Yellow Admiral to, and why?

    All of the Aubrey/Maturin books. You have to read (listen) to them all - Ric Jerrom brings them to life.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Scenes with Killick - Ric's narrative is spot on


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