Aubrey/Maturin
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  • 1
    Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1 | Patrick O'Brian

    Master and Commander: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Choice of Narrators

    This is a marvelous series - one which I've purchased to continue as I did not want to wait on my monthly membership credit. The characters are engag..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 23 2010 by Frank R. Adams ()
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    Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1 | Patrick O'Brian

    Master and Commander: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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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. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent. It displays the qualities which have put O’Brian far ahead of any of his competitors.

    Looking at the Sea with Loving Relish

    The first meeting between Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin is humorously inauspicious. At a performance by an Italian quartetto in the music-room of th..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2013 by Jefferson (Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan)
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    Post Captain: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2 | Patrick O'Brian

    Post Captain: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    The Peace of Amiens has left Jack Aubrey with no ship, no enemy to pursue, and no possibility of prize money to supplement his meager income. His decision to seek refuge from his troubles, and creditors, in France proves doubly disastrous.

    A fair shake

    My addiction to this series started as soon as I picked up "Master and Commander" on a recommendation for Leo Laporte of TWIT. Its not my u..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 05 2008 by A. F. Latronica III (South Carolina)
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    Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2 | Patrick O'Brian

    Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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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. He flees to the continent to seek refuge.

    A brilliant series performed beatifully

    I could not buy these books abridged - half the pleasure is in the recreation of the language of the Georgian navy and the ebbing and flowing of the f..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 15 2012 by jokeyjon ()
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    H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3 | Patrick O'Brian

    H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    At the opening of his third novel in an ongoing adventure series by Patrick O'Brian, Jack Aubrey is cruising off Cape Sicie when his friend Stephen Maturin (more serenely situated in Sussex) is informed of the Board's decision regarding Aubrey's prize money, taken after victorious engagement with a Spanish squadron at Cape Santa Maria. The money, five million pieces of eight, is not, as is the custom of war, to be divided among the crews of the four victorious vessels.

    Make note of your reader

    Patrick Tull and Simon Vance are both gifted narrators. However, when you start with one you may find it a jarring change when you start listening to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 05 2010 by Clifford (austin, TX, United States)
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    H.M.S. Surprise: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 3 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    H.M.S. Surprise, the third in O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, 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, and accepts a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage leads him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of Spice Islands where the French have superiority.

    A well spoken story.

    I enjoy all Patrick O'brian's stories and I am delighted that they are beginning to be recorded as audible books. I wish they'd hurry up and record al..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2012 by Katy (Brunei Darussalam)
  • 4
    The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Mauritius Command: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Lucky Jack Aubrey escapes the burdens of domesticity when he is appointed to the post of Admiral for an expedition to the coast of Madagascar where French frigates are threatening one of England's valued trade routes.

    Twists Turns and A Great Story

    My third book of this series that I've downloaded. Based on a true naval and land battle (or series of battles) in the Indian Ocean. Great historica..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 27 2004 by Constance (Detroit, MI, USA)
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    The Mauritius Command: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 4 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Mauritius Command: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    In The Mauritius Command, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains: one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny. Based on an actual campaign of 1810 in the Indian Ocean.

    Literate Age of Sail Buddy Comfort Food with Bite

    The fourth entry in Patrick O'Brien's Age of Sail books about the bosom buddies Jack Aubrey (navy man through and through) and Stephen Maturin (surgeo..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 23 2014 by Jefferson (Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan)
  • 5
    Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5 | Patrick O'Brian

    Desolation Island: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Jack's prize money has set the household accounts aright, but if he continues frittering it on naive extravagances, it will be gone in a fortnight. Fortunately he gets a commission aboard the Leopard, bound for Australia to rescue the hated and captive Captain Bligh.

    Most moving chase sequence in the whole series

    Not only does this volume contain the most moving naval chase sequence in the entire Aubrey/Maturin series (against the Dutch 74-gun Waakzaamheid), bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 13 2004 by Gene (Oak Park, CA, United States)
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    Desolation Island: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5 | Patrick O'Brian

    Desolation Island: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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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 dangerous disease which decimates the crew.

    excellent series

    Again I love the Albury Machurin series of books, reside permanently on my phone and listened to several times a year.

    Reviewed on September 04 2015 by Marcus ()
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    The Fortune of War: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    The H.M.S. Leopard pulled into the bay of Pulo Batang looking more like a shabby merchant ship that a man-of-war. The crew had endured a calamitous voyage plagued by gaol-fever, pursued by the Dutch Waakzaamheid, and struck by an iceberg. Suffice it to say, Jack Aubrey was ready for home.

    Alternative Entry Point

    This is the most interesting of the first six books in the series for American readers, and as such provides an alternative to starting the series at ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 21 2004 by ScipioTex (Houston, TX USA)
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    The Fortune of War: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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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.

    Cloak-and-Dagger During the War of 1812--

    The Fortune of War (1979) is the sixth novel in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin early 19th-century age of sail series, which so far coheres into a si..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 25 2016 by Jefferson (Jonan-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan)
  • 7
    The Surgeon's Mate: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 7 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Jack Aubrey, Post Captain in the British Royal Navy, is suffused with happiness. The Shannon's engagement with the U.S. Chesapeake off the New England coast has resulted in victory, just another in a long string of them for Aubrey, nicknamed Lucky Jack for his tendency to win big. But Jack is less sure-footed by land than by sea.

    Better than the movie (Master and Comander)

    Listening to Patrick Tull read is such a pleasure. This series is one of the best reasons for audio books.

    Reviewed on December 24 2003 by Larry (South Riding, VA, USA)
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    The Surgeon's Mate: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 7 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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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. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as thrilling, as tense and as unexpected in its culmination as anything Patrick O'Brian has written.

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  • 8
    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Shoved into a temporary command in "that rotten old Worcester," Aubrey is off to the Mediterranean to join the Royal Navy's blockade of the French port of Toulon, where he will be dispatched by Admiral Harte (unfortunately the same Admiral Harte he cuckolded years ago) on a secret mission that promises to embroil Aubrey in political conflict. His friend Stephen's help notwithstanding, Aubrey faces some of the choppiest waters of his career.

    The Ionian Mission

    Although this is the first of the series to hit the doldrums, it's saved by humor on several levels, and the ending.

    For the audio versi..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2008 by Jonathan (Littleton, MA 01460)
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    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Ionian Mission: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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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 action of his early days.... A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship - and luck when fighting against odds - come triumphantly into their own as the story concludes with some fierce and thrilling action.

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  • 9
    Treason's Harbour: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    The espionage activities of cunning ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin have kept him at odds with the most important French agent in the Mediterranean, Lesueur, a man with a long memory and a taste for revenge. When that revenge takes the shape of the delicate and distracting Mrs. Fielding, who also attracts the ever-wandering eye of Jack Aubrey, Stephen's sensibilities are severely tested.

    Every book gets better

    Wonderful story, great continuing characters. Patrick Tull's narration is the best I've heard on any audio book. Start with the first book in this 2..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2005 by Constance (Detroit, MI, USA)
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    Treason's Harbour: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 9 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the centre 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. All of Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea.

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  • 10
    The Far Side of the World: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 10 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    The South Seas are a paradise for battle-weary Captain Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. But their peace is disturbed when Stephen's fancy for a peculiar marine organism lands him overboard. Acting in his usual headstrong fashion, Jack dives into the rescue, unfortunately failing to plan what will happen once they are both in the water watching the sails of the Surprise disappear in the mist.

    The Far side of the World

    What a great sailing story. Not much of a story about naval battles but this story give a fabulous insight into Naval life of the 1790's. The infor..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 21 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    The Far Side of the World: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    It is still the War of 1812 and Jack Aubrey - with his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin - has set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. If they do not come up with her before she rounds the Horn, they must follow her into the Great South Sea and as far across the Pacific as she may lead them.

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  • 11
    The Reverse of the Medal: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Jack Aubrey is back in London after a successful mission. On the advice of an acquaintance he uses the time to invest some of his prize money. However when the investments link him to London's powerful criminal element and land him in jail it looks as if he has lost his post captaincy and the H.M.S. Surprise. It is once again up to ship's surgeon and covert agent Stephen Maturin to rescue his hapless friend.

    Patrick Tull is a master

    I love the entire series as books. I didn't really get how wonderful audiobooks can be, though, until I heard these readings by Patrick Tull. They are..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2010 by drowninginbooks (Madison, WI United States)
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    The Reverse of the Medal: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 11 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    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. 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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  • 12
    The Letter of Marque: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    In The Letter of Marque, Jack is once again aboard his beloved Surprise but stripped of his post captaincy for a crime he did not commit. Bought by Stephen, the Surprise has become a privateer. Sailing into French waters, the two concoct a desperate mission which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from his state of disgrace.

    Two Patricks

    I have listened to all the Aubrey/Maturin books,each narrated by Patrick Tull,unabridged, and will start at the beginning to savor them all again.I t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 12 2004 by Farlow (BALTIMORE , MD, USA)
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    The Letter of Marque: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 12 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

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  • 13
    The Thirteen-Gun Salute: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin set sail aboard the Diane for the South China Sea, shepherding a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes. If their mission fails, English merchant shipping in the area will be threatened. At the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang, the stage is set for a duel of intelligence agents, pitting the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin against the French envoys, who are already entrenched in the Sultan's favor.

    Perhaps the best one I've heard

    It would be difficult to single out one Aubrey/Maturin series novel that shines above the rest, but _The Thirteen Gun Salute_ would definitely be a ca..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2005 by Justin (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
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    The Thirteen-Gun Salute: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 13 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Jack Aubrey 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.

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  • 14
    The Nutmeg of Consolation: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    When last seen, Jack and Stephen had been shipwrecked on a desert island in the glittering South China Sea. The Nutmeg of Consolation opens as the castaways fashion a makeshift vessel from the wreckage, only to have it destroyed in a fiery attack by Malay pirates. Only the wondrous ingenuity of Stephen, along with the unexpected appearance of one of Jack's oldest allies, leads them to escape, and to dubious safety in a penal colony at New South Wales.

    The Nutmeg

    Patrick Tull does his usual great job in narrating this story. This book picks up where the last one left off on a deserted island building a boat to..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    The Nutmeg of Consolation: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O Brian or Stephen Maturin could devise.

    Wonderful

    This is one of the best books in the series , though they are all great.
    The insight of early Australia is particularly good.
    Best narrator ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 22 2016 by Renita (Castle Hill, NSW, Australia)
  • 15
    The Truelove: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Truelove: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched to restore order. But Jack must first contend with an escaped convict who has stowed away on the Surprise, an attractive female convict who is driving the crew to awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies.

    We all seek Truelove, some find some not

    Action, Suffering, Enlightenment

    Reviewed on February 17 2013 by Dennis (FORT PIERCE, FL, United States)
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    Clarissa Oakes: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 15 (Unabridged) | Patrick O'Brian

    Clarissa Oakes: Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 15 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
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    Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the hated Australian prison colonies in his favourite vessel the Surprise, pondering on middle age and sexual frustration. 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 foremost hands or even his own officers are thinking.

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  • 16
    The Wine-Dark Sea: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    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.

    Patrick Tull is the only narrator to choose

    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 su..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 05 2008 by Margaret (boston, MA, USA)
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    The Wine-Dark Sea | Patrick O'Brian

    The Wine-Dark Sea

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    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.

    4th book, still on same voyage.

    Just relistened the whole series this far, to get a better picture of the whole.

    Reviewed on April 24 2016 by Jarmo (Helsinki, Finland)
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    The Commodore: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Commodore: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (509)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (326)

    After a dangerous tour of duty in the Great South Sea, Jack and Stephen finally return to their families in England. For Jack, the return is joyful, but for Stephen, it is heartbreaking. His wife, Diana, has left for parts unknown; his young daughter has all the symptoms of autism. To escape these painful circumstances, Stephen joins Jack on a bizarre decoy mission to the lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea.

    Patrick Tull is a master

    I love the entire series as books. I didn't really get how wonderful audiobooks can be, though, until I heard these readings by Patrick Tull. They are..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2010 by drowninginbooks (Madison, WI United States)
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    The Commodore: (Vol. Book 17) | Patrick O'Brian

    The Commodore: (Vol. Book 17)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

    Still going strong

    This series continues to immerse and beguile. Get lost once again in the world of Maturin and Aubrey during the Napoleonic wars.

    Audible for..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 09 2015 by Simon (Auckland, New Zealand)
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    The Yellow Admiral: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Yellow Admiral: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (309)
    Story
    (302)

    While surviving life-threatening adventures at sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin find life on land to be even more perilous. Aubrey has dimmed his prospects of an admiralty by his erratic voting in Parliament. He is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, when his mother-in-law ferrets out a trove of old personal letters. Fortunately, Maturin brings news that the Chileans need the two seafaring friends to train their navy.

    It's an Addiction

    Ok, this is the 17th book in the series that I've read. Each has been a journey you want to finish but dread to end. There's a little more dry land ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 22 2005 by Constance (Detroit, MI, USA)
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    The Yellow Admiral: The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

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    The Hundred Days: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 19 | Patrick O'Brian

    The Hundred Days: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (296)
    Story
    (291)

    Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of the Napoleonic era when the French demagogue is making a desperate attempt to control the European world. While Napoleon pursues the British across Europe, rumors fly about him forging a secret link with the forces of Islam. Soon an ominous horde of Muslim mercenaries gather.

    Good Sailing Story

    Patrick Tull does a great job narrating this story. The Hundred Days is about the escape by Napoleon from the Island of Elba and the hundred days til..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 16 2011 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    The Hundred Days: (Vol. Book 19) | Patrick O'Brian

    The Hundred Days: (Vol. Book 19)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering.

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  • 20
    Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (453)
    Performance
    (284)
    Story
    (287)

    With his swashbuckling adventures, best-selling novelist Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of old, where privateers lurk in the mist, and great ships fight to control the waterways. Blue at the Mizzen hoists the excitement to new heights as British frigate commander Jack Aubrey stakes everything on a desperate raid against the mighty Spanish fleet. Ever since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Captain Aubrey's prospects in the new peacetime navy have looked dim.

    How can this be the end?

    I started listening to this series about two months ago. I expected to enjoy the first book and then move on to other authors and titles. I thought of..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2010 by B.J. (Minneapolis, MN, United States)
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    Blue at the Mizzen: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20 | Patrick O'Brian

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America - where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain - the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences.

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  • 21
    21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey | Patrick O'Brian

    21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (305)
    Performance
    (166)
    Story
    (161)

    Best-selling author Patrick O'Brian became a legend with his beloved Aubrey-Maturin seafaring tales. O'Brian received further attention with the critically acclaimed film adaptation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards¿ and won two.

    A Sad Farewell

    It's with great sadness that I finished '21' the final, unfinished adventure of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin in the Master And Commander Series. I..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 11 2005 by Casey (Valencia, CA, United States)
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    Men-of-War: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey | Patrick O'Brian

    Men-of-War: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (8)

    At the time of his death, Patrick O'Brian was halfway through a novel that continued the famous and much-loved Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin series. The chapters left off with a moment of almost perfect felicity: Jack has seen his illegitimate son ably discharging important duties, Sophie and his daughters are with him, Stephen has a new love, and Jack, at last, is flying a rear-admiral's flag aboard a ship of the line.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.