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 4,150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,912
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,898

    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 2,096
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,569
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,564

    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 1,854
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,397
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398

    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 1,437
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,066
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,058

    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

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 979
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 733

    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 Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 7
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 827
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 817

    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

    • 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 1,263
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 922
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 920

    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 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 958
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 686

    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

    • 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 955
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 710
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 707

    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 Nutmeg of Consolation

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 653

    When last seen, Jack and Stephen had been shipwrecked on a desert island in the glittering South China Sea....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I read novels with the utmost pertinacity.

    • By Darwin8u on 05-21-18

    Regular price: $30.07

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