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 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,239
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,995
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,979

    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 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

    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 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,889
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,429

    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 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,473
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,099
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,091

    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

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,292
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 947
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 945

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen Forward

    • By connie on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 7
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,126
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 846
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 836

    Jack Aubrey, Post Captain in the British Royal Navy, is suffused with happiness....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Dan Wynkoop on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,197
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 918
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 916

    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

    • The Letter of Marque

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 711

    Jack is once again aboard his beloved Surprise but stripped of his post captaincy for a crime he did not commit....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two Patricks

    • By Male Feminist on 02-12-04

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,009
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762

    The espionage activities of cunning ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin have kept him at odds with the most important French agent in the Mediterranean....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every book gets better

    • By Constance on 01-31-05

    Regular price: $29.23

    • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 939
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 682

    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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