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  • The Commodore

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 735
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 542
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 537

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick Tull is a master

  • By drowninginbooks on 11-20-10

This was a fantastic story

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-18

This story is great. I was so immersed by the drama that I hardly noticed the passage of time. The book was over before I knew it.

  • The Wine-Dark Sea

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 730
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 530
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Patrick Tull is the only narrator to choose

  • By Margaret on 10-05-08

Another fantastic story with Aubrey and Maturin.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-31-18

I have absolutely loved this book. The narration has been wonderful and brings added depth and expression the book conveys. The stories and interactions of the characters and the sea actions all come together to form a great story.

  • The Truelove

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 764
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 553
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • AKA Clarissa Oakes

  • By Darwin8u on 11-28-17

Fantastic book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-18

I loved it. Another great book sailing, adventure and prizes. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.

  • The Nutmeg of Consolation

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 590

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Nutmeg

  • By Jean on 09-28-11

Great story fantastic narration, overall wonderful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-21-18

This was a magnificent addition to the series. I loved everything about it. A good mix of action and drama.

  • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 852
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 601
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 598

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story

  • By Jean on 09-07-11

another great sea story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I love this one, cannot wait to get into the next book to see how our protagonists prevail. Narration excellent as always, best compliments, of course. Outstanding story, with beautiful attention to detail and drama to make the entire experience most enjoyable.

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  • Dark Territory

  • The Secret History of Cyber War
  • By: Fred Kaplan
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 942
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 841

As cyber attacks dominate front-page news, as hackers join the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, few books are more timely and enlightening than Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War by Slate columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Fred Kaplan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We are all wandering in Dark Territory.

  • By David S. Mathew on 01-03-17

A real eye opener in cyber ops

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-14-17

A real eye opener in cyber ops and network security. It's also an excellent history of cyber operations and practices.

  • Wolves of the Calla

  • Dark Tower V
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 26 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,291
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,947
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,965

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World, the almost timeless landscape that seems to stretch from the wreckage of civility that defined Roland's youth to the crimson chaos that seems the future's only promise. Followers of Stephen King's epic series know Roland well, or as well as this enigmatic hero can be known. They also know the companions who have been drawn to his quest for the Dark Tower: Eddie Dean and his wife, Susannah; Jake Chambers; and Oy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Muller will be missed.

  • By Aaron on 02-03-05

Fantastic

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

I have loved this entire series and this story individually has been great. I cannot wait to start the next in the series.

  • The Dark Tower II

  • The Drawing of the Three
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,880
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,725
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,678

In this second volume, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one enters into a different person's life in New York - here, he joins forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with the beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. They also become the companions, forming a ka-tet, who will assist him on his quest to save the Dark Tower.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • The story was a little thin, but the narration!!!

  • By timguitartaylor on 05-07-17

This is such a great story!

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

This volume has been great. I love the story thus far and cannot wait to read the others.

  • The Dark Tower I

  • The Gunslinger
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20,523
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,665
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 18,635

In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his most powerful creations: Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which frighteningly mirrors our own, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A long prologue

  • By Becky on 07-29-17

Great story and fantastic narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-17

I love this entire story line. The entire Dark Tower is definitely one of King's best.

  • The Reverse of the Medal

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 845
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 601

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Most Moving

  • By Jonathan on 01-24-08

Wow, what a cliff hanger.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I loved this one. Such a story and left on a cliff hanger. I can't wait to start the next book.