Aubrey/Maturin
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(4.2 based on 304 ratings)
  • 1

    Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written.

    Robert says: "abridged too far"
    abridged too far

    Highly enjoyable, ripping yarn. I read the first 8 books of the Aubrey/Maturin series a few years ago and was looking forward to the audio version. Mo..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 13 2006 by Robert (ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • 2

    Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
    Overall
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    (3)
    Story
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    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life.

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  • 3

    H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    (8)
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    (4)
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    H.M.S. Surprise follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues, and the enemy, accepting a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage takes him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of spice island where the French have a near-overwhelming local superiority.

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  • 4

    The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (33)
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    (7)
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    Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command - until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against two French-held islands. The difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains...

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    Christopher says: "A Theme Begins to Mature"
    A Theme Begins to Mature

    Patrick O'Brian is often called The Greatest Author You Never Heard Of, and there are very good reasons for this, however lucky for you - you are afte..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2003 by Christopher (Teaticket, MA, USA)
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    The Mauritius Command: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 4

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
    Overall
    (8)
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    (3)
    Story
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    On half-pay and without a command, Captain Jack Aubrey is stranded at home in an over-crowded cottage with his large and frequently bad-tempered family. When Jack has almost given up hope of ever returning to sea, Stephen Maturin, ship's doctor, occasional intelligence agent, and Jack's closest friend, brings secret orders that Jack is to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant.

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  • 5

    Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew.

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    George says: "good book"
    good book

    I read this series several years ago, and when I say it available on Audible, I was very happy. I prefer unadbridged versions, but this one was abridg..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2003 by George (hopkinsville, KY, USA)
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    Desolation Island: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 5

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
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    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy...and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew.

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  • 6

    The Fortune of War: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (14)
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    Captain Jack Aubrey, Royal Navy, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend, Stephen Maturin, take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route...

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    Kent says: "Good content poor narration"
    Good content poor narration

    Patrick Tull has been my narrator of choice for 20 of these O'Brian books. I mistakenly purchased this book narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith. Listening to..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 23 2012 by Kent (san francisco, CA, United States)
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    The Fortune of War: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 6

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
    Overall
    (6)
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    Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the war of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

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  • 7

    The Surgeon's Mate: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 7

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (7)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attention of two privateers soon becomes menacing.

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    A P says: "The best so far!"
    The best so far!

    I've been picking titles from the Aubrey/Machurin series more or less at random from what's available at my local public library and on Audible.com. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 29 2004 by A P (Portland, OR, USA)
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    The Surgeon's Mate: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 7

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    (1)
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    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing.

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  • 8

    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
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    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But, this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of their early days. When a sudden turn of events takes them off on a hazardous mission, they must depend on all of their seamanship skills and Jack's proverbial luck.

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    Marilee says: "Another great Aubrey-Maturin story"
    Another great Aubrey-Maturin story

    Patrick O'Brian created a phenomenon with his 20 novels of the the English navy in the times of the Napoleonic Wars. His historic accuracy has never b..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2003 by Marilee (Florida USA)
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    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 8

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days.

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  • 9

    Treason's Harbour: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (17)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (5)

    While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage; for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.

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    Phil says: "Wrong book"
    Wrong book

    I thought I had the unabridged edition with Patrick Tull reading. I did not. I would recomend getting the unabridged version. This reader does a po..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2005 by Phil (Plainwell, MI, USA)
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    Treason's Harbour: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Uniquely among authors of naval fiction, Patrick O'Brian's characters develop with experience, and although the Jack Aubrey of Treason's Harbour has a record of successes to equal that of the most brilliant of Nelson's band of brothers, and is no less formidable or decisive in action, he has grown wiser, kinder, and gentler too.

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  • 10

    The Far Side of the World: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 10

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    The War of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them... Browse more Patrick O'Brian.

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    The Far Side of the World: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 10

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    It is still the War of 1812. Patrick O'Brian takes his hero Jack Aubrey and his sardonic friend Stephen Maturin on a voyage as fascinating as anything he has ever written. They set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade.

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  • 11

    The Reverse of the Medal: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    Captain Jack Aubrey, Royal Navy, ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the city. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage - the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot?

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    The Reverse of the Medal: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 11

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    The Reverse of the Medal is in all respects an unconventional naval tale. Jack Aubrey returns from his duties protecting whalers off South America and is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. From there he is led into the half worlds of the London criminal underground and of government espionage, the province of his friend, Stephen Maturin, on whom alone he can rely.

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  • 12

    The Letter of Marque: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    The time is the early 1800s, and the British Navy stands as the only bulwark against the militant fanaticism of Napoleonic France. Captain Jack Aubrey, R.N., a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit...

    Constance says: "You can start in the middle"
    You can start in the middle

    You don't have to have read any of the prior books in the series to enjoy this book--or any of the other books in this wonderful series. This one has..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2005 by Constance (Detroit, MI, USA)
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    The Letter of Marque: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 12

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    (3)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Jack Aubrey is a naval officer, a post-captain of experience and capacity. When The Letter of Marque opens he has been struck off the Navy List for a crime he has not committed. With Aubrey is his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also an unofficial British intelligence agent.

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  • 13

    The Thirteen Gun Salute: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy, he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer.

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    The Thirteen-Gun Salute: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    (4)
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    (1)
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    As The Thirteen-Gun Salute opens, Jack Aubrey has been reinstated to his command, and he and his old friend Dr Maturin are sailing on a secret mission with a hand-picked crew, most of them shipmates from the adventures and lucrative voyages of earlier years. But Patrick O'Brian's resourcefulness is a sure warrant that things will not turn out as his readers or characters expect. Twists and turns, sub-plots, echoes from the past, these are the only certainties in this astonishing novel.

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  • 14

    The Nutmeg of Consolation: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    (2)

    Shipwrecked on a remote island, Captain Aubrey and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck, only to have their makeshift vessel burned in an attack by Malay pirates. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian - or Stephen Maturin - could devise.

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    The Nutmeg of Consolation: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 14

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    (1)
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    The Nutmeg of Consolation opens with Jack Aubrey and his friend the intelligence agent Stephen Maturin stranded, following a shipwreck, on an uninhabited island in the Dutch East Indies, under siege by ferocious Malay pirates. They contrive their escape, but after a change of ship, find themselves caught up in a night chase in fiercly tidal waters and then embroiled in the much more insidious conflicts of the terrifying penal settlements of New South Wales.

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  • 15

    The Truelove: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    A British whaler has been captured in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But a female convict who escaped from the penal colony in New South Wales has stowed away in the cable-tier. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies...

    Craig says: "Should not be sold as is"
    Should not be sold as is

    I purchased this because it was the only version available in Canada as of July, 2009. Not only is the narrator absolutely terrible at pronouncing na..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2009 by Craig (47 Soho Cres, Markham)
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    Clarissa Oakes: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 15

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the brutal Australian prison colonies, returned to his favourite ship the Surprise, but pondering on middle age and sexual frustration. Furthermore, he soon becomes aware that he is out of touch with the mood of his ship: to his astonishment he finds that in spite of a lifetime's experience he does not know what the foremast hands or even his own officers are thinking.

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  • 16

    The Wine-Dark Sea: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
    Overall
    (15)
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    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    At the outset of this adventure, 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 Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America...

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    The Wine-Dark Sea

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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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, already engaged in a death-struggle with a Europe dominated by Napoleon, has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States.

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  • 17

    The Commodore: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 17

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    (4)
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    (2)
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    (2)

    Jack Aubrey's long service is at last rewarded: he is promoted to the rank of Commodore and given a squadron of ships to command. His mission is twofold: to make a large dent in the slave trade off the coast of Africa and, on his return, to intercept a French fleet set for Bantry Bay with a cargo of weapons for the disaffected among the Irish. Invention and surprise follow at every turn in this tale of 19th-century seamanship, as rich, as compelling, and as masterly as any of its predecessors.

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  • 18

    The Yellow Admiral

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  • 19

    The Hundred Days

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  • 20

    Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    In the twentieth and final installment of Patrick O'Brian's hugely successful Aubrey/Maturin series, Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace takes on an ugly complexion for Jack Aubrey: drunken, violent celebrations of the English sailors in Gibraltar; the desertion of nearly half his crew; and the sudden dimming of his own career prospects in a peacetime navy.

    Will says: "Blue At The Mizzen"
    Blue At The Mizzen

    Frankly, I feel ripped off. I just agreed to subscribe and this was my first download. I've listened to all the previous Patrick O'Brien books via ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 27 2003 by Will (Belgrade Lakes, ME, United States)
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    Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey-Maturin, Book 20

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    This is the 20th book in Patrick O'Brian's highly acclaimed, best-selling series chronicling the adventures of lucky Jack Aubrey and his best friend Stephen Maturin, part ship's doctor, part secret agent.

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  • 21

    The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Robert Hardy
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    The story picks up from the end of Blue at the Mizzen when Jack Aubrey receives the news, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. This new novel, unfinished and untitled at the time of O’Brian’s death, would have been a chronicle of that mission, and much else besides. As the novel opens, we are able to visit these friends we have followed so very far in a rare state of almost perfect felicity.

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