Patrick O'Brian
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Patrick O'Brian

In addition to twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series, Patrick O'Brian's many books include "Testimonies," "The Golden Ocean," and "The Unknown Shore". O'Brian also wrote acclaimed biographies of Pablo Picasso and Sir Joseph Banks and translated many works from the French, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Lacouture's biographies of Charles de Gaulle. He passed away in January 2000 at the age of 85.

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    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,000
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,774
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,760

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Choice of Narrators

    • By Frank R. Adams on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $37.77

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,491
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,486

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fair shake

    • By Anthony L. on 10-05-08

    Regular price: $30.07

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • India as thorough as Conrad

    • By Craig on 02-03-08

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,367
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 999
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 994

    Lucky Jack Aubrey escapes the burdens of domesticity when he is appointed to the post of Admiral....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists Turns and A Great Story

    • By Constance on 11-27-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Far Side of the World

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 10
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 915
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 672
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 669

    The South Seas are a paradise for battle-weary Captain Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What lies beyond is the far side of the world...

    • By Darwin8u on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • 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 787
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 567

    A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched to restore order....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • AKA Clarissa Oakes

    • By Darwin8u on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • 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 869
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 629
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 625

    Jack Aubrey is back in London after a successful mission....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most Moving

    • By Jonathan on 01-24-08

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,098
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 826
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 825

    The H.M.S. Leopard pulled into the bay of Pulo Batang looking more like a shabby merchant ship that a man-of-war....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alternative Entry Point

    • By ScipioTex on 12-21-04

    Regular price: $30.07

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 862
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 860

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to.

    • By EJH on 08-09-04

    Regular price: $30.07

    • 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 883
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 628

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Jean on 09-07-11

    Regular price: $30.07

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