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Post Captain Audiobook

Post Captain: Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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.

Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.

©1972 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC.

What the Critics Say

"The best historical novels ever written." (The New York Times Book Review)
"No writer alive can move one as O'Brian can; no one can make you laugh so loud with hilarity, whiten your knuckles with unbearable tension or choke with emotion. He is the master." (Irish Times)

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    K. W. Denebeim 05-08-16

    Always searching the radio for THE WHO

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    "It's a Long Series,"

    This is the 2nd of Patrick O'Brien's great series of the Captain and the Doctor. For some reason, even when I read books for the first time many years ago, Post Captain was a little long-winded. But, it does set us up for so many things to come in future novels.
    We do spend a lot of laborious time on shore, when we would rather be at sea fighting a battle. Orator Patrick Tull is really quite at the top of his game, taking us to many emotions both with excitement and color. That alone may be worth this audible.
    The stage is set, and it's a long series! You have to read Poat Captain to get to HMS Surprise and beyond. Enjoy.
    It's Patrick O'Brien.

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    Tony 04-26-16
    Tony 04-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "great!!!"

    a great compliment to Lord and Commander. Highly recommend it and I look forward to the next one

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    Gene Annapolis, MD, United States 03-20-16
    Gene Annapolis, MD, United States 03-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "good yarn, but too much expository background"

    good narration, good story, but I kept getting lost and mired in a belabored side plots and exposition.

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    Kenneth C. Barr Lexington, Kentucky 03-20-16
    Kenneth C. Barr Lexington, Kentucky 03-20-16 Member Since 2017

    Ken Barr

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    "Excellent"

    Great story excellent performance by reader still loved it the third time!. Do yourself a favor and meet Jack Aubrey!

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    G. Sanders 02-08-16
    G. Sanders 02-08-16 Member Since 2009

    Avid reader!

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    "Great read and performance."

    if I'm unfamiliar with rhe Aubrey Maturin novels this book is an excellent sequel to Master and Commander.

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    Brad Montgomery 06-18-15
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    "The plot was not as fast paced as the first book."

    Good book. Love the narrator. Loved the setting. Not as fast paced as the first book. Not sure I will sit through book number three. I was in love with the first book… The bloom is off the rose?

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    Elisabeth 03-21-15
    Elisabeth 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I love a good sea story"

    The continuation of such a fun story of a beloved sea captain and dr. Maturain. I can't wait to hear if Diana and Stephen will meet again in love..

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    Jaimen D Waha 01-22-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story"

    Odd background noise and conversation in the narration. Otherwise another great book in the series. Will be continuing the Aubrey-Maturin series.

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    Taylor A. 01-10-15
    Taylor A. 01-10-15
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    "Slow and boring..."
    What would have made Post Captain better?

    Less dialogue and time on land and more action at sea... the story very slowly ambles along without any hook to draw the reader in, spending most of the time on land dealing with a complicated and very boring love triangle. The reader also reads in a very slow ambling mode that makes it difficult to follow... It is hard to discern when the speaker is reading a quote from a journal or the inward thoughts of a character and when he is switching back to conversation between characters.

    I really wanted to get into this story having heard much praise for Patrick O'Brian and being a tall ship sailor myself... after serveral hours of listening I just can not listen any longer... I would suggest instead the Horatio Hornblower series to anyone interested in stories of the Royal Navy in the age of sail.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Patrick O'Brian again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Tull’s performances?

    Maybe.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Patrick Tull does do a good job with various accents.


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    scott GREENVILLE, SC, United States 12-22-14
    scott GREENVILLE, SC, United States 12-22-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book!"

    Loved it! I used to be in the US Navy. Makes me miss my navy days.

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