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Publisher's Summary

While surviving life-threatening adventures at sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin find life on land to be even more perilous. Aubrey has dimmed his prospects of an admiralty by his erratic voting in Parliament. He is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, when his mother-in-law ferrets out a trove of old personal letters. Fortunately, Maturin brings news that the Chileans need the two seafaring friends to train their navy.

Fresh, dynamic, and breathtakingly alive, The Yellow Admiral continues O'Brian's reign as king of historical fiction. Narrator Patrick Tull's accents enhance O'Brian's elegant language, eccentric characters, and authentic nineteenth-century atmosphere.

Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
©1996 Patrick O'Brian; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC.

Critic Reviews

"O'Brian is at the top of his elegant form here." (Publishers Weekly)
"The best historical novels ever written." (The New York Times Book Review)
"They display staggering erudition on almost all aspects of 18th-century life, with impeccable period detail." (Times Literary Supplement)

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It's an Addiction

Ok, this is the 17th book in the series that I've read. Each has been a journey you want to finish but dread to end. There's a little more dry land in this one than in some others and some romance but it is always interesting how O'Brien weaves in the politics, science and everyday life of the period in such a way to make it fascinating and so gosh darn believable. The guy must have read every possible contemporary accounts of the period!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • 06-27-06

Near the End of the Series

I have listened to all but one of these books (not number 20 yet) and it is depressing to be coming to the end. This book is, once again, well read by Patrick Tull and is yet another classic story. If you've started here, you started near the end of a long series. If you started earlier, there is nothing I have to say to convince you to listen to this one, too.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 11-23-11

The Yellow Admiral

I have heard the expression in the Navy of being Yellowed, now I know what it means. Only one brief battle action in this book, but lots of insight and history about the navy and Britain in the 1800's. Stephen has a more active roll in this book and is again with Diana. The book is a set up for the next book. With this book I have read them all unfortunately I did not get to read them in order but I enjoyed the series. Now I am looking for similar sea stories. Patrick Tull did his usual great job narrating the story.

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  • Gordon
  • Arlington, TX, United States
  • 02-09-13

Wanders

I have enjoyed every book in this series and looked forward to reading this chapter of the Aubrey/Maturin series. The 18th book in the series finds Jack and Stephen either dealing with politics and relatives on land or a spiteful admiral on blockade duty. Unfortunately, like blockade duty, the book wanders around with no real direction. The detail and insight into the period is up to O’Brian’s usual standard and Patrick Tull’s narration is exceptional as it has been throughout the series. Not a lot of action in this one.

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have read and listened over and over

Where does The Yellow Admiral rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top

Have you listened to any of Patrick Tull’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes
its same quality

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i listen to it at bed time

Any additional comments?

all the books of aubrey/maturin are great. patrick tull bings another great dimension.

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Gotta Get 'Em All!

Seriously, I'm loving every one of these. Patrick Tull is the BEST reader for these books.

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All of them are good

Pretty mediocre story line but performed brilliantly. Love the nautical realism but seriously, Jack can't be that incompetent on land! Still, love every book in the series. I just prefer more at sea and less at land.

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