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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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    Liz Greenfield Township, PA, United States 10-12-17
    Liz Greenfield Township, PA, United States 10-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Even better than the first book! "

    Finally some female characters! And pretty good ones too. You get the sense P. O'B really challenged himself to make up for what the first book was lacking and perhaps brushed up in his Austin before writing this installment. We get to learn more of the mysterious doctor machurin and see a softer side of JA. Of course there is nautical adventure and historical detail aplenty. I really enjoyed this book, and am loving he series.

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    Special K -AZ Tempe AZ 08-28-17
    Special K -AZ Tempe AZ 08-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    but an abrupt ending which I thought would be more developed...on to the next one

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    Paula 07-11-17
    Paula 07-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding"

    Detailed, captivating. Great story and characters
    Along with enough history to make it real. Can't wait to read number three

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    Picky shopper stanford, ca United States 05-08-17
    Picky shopper stanford, ca United States 05-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great entertainment"

    This book is very well written and the narration further enhances it. A nice story with great development.

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    Matthew Eddy 05-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great sequel to the series"

    Well written. Fun story. The description of the sailing is engaging and detailed. I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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    ArrCar 04-13-17
    ArrCar 04-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good but a little slow at times."

    This was another good book in the series though there were some spots where it seemed to drag on and lose some continuity. All in all I am still enjoying the series and will continue to listen to them.

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    James B. 04-12-17
    James B. 04-12-17
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    "Excellent Book; Capitol Narration"

    The book was very good and does not disappoint after Master and Commander. I shall not go into a critique of the book, but I will note this: it was more than a sea adventure. The characters are believable and interesting with a lot of depth. The immersion into life at sea is done wonderfully​. O'Brian did a very good job.

    The narration is also very commendable. Tull adds to the immersion with his masterful delivery of the story using very authentic-singing accents for the various characters, whether English, Irish, Scottish, French, or Spanish. Listening to these stories narrated by Tull is so immersive that I would regularly choose to listen rather than read the print myself.
    I have only two complaints: Firstly, the audio quality is not all that good. Secondly, the audio book is not synced with the Kindle book.

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    shadowjumper 02-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "perfectly awesome"

    narrator was superb! I need more words to finish this review thank you all

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    Marshall 02-25-17
    Marshall 02-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I am in love..."

    I feel like I have been waiting for a series like this all my life… Or at least all of my audiobook life. I have found my audiobook soulmate and the combination of Patrick O'Brien and Patrick Tull as well as the sheer tonnage still to go. I think I might just listen to this series over and over again instead trifling and scavenging with anything less… Which is everything else

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    Atlantic Aviator USA 02-04-17
    Atlantic Aviator USA 02-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A terrific story of friendship, and sailing when Great Britain ruled the seas."

    A terrific story of friendship, and sailing when England ruled the seas. Perfectly narrated by Patrick Tull. Historically true to the era, and seamanship. O'Brian's attention to detail of the tall ships of that time is well known and respected.

    I'm a poor sleeper, and my nights are filled with these tales of "Lucky Jack" who is not always lucky in terms of finances, love, or the men he reports to at the Admiralty.

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