• The Nutmeg of Consolation

  • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Shipwrecked on a remote island, Captain Aubrey and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck, only to have their makeshift vessel burned in an attack by Malay pirates. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian - or Stephen Maturin - could devise. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.


The fourteenth installment of Patrick O'Brian's hugely successful Aubrey/Maturin series.

Don't miss the rest of the Aubrey/Maturin series.
©1991 Patrick O'Brian (P)2001 Random House, Inc.

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love O'Brian. not a great reader.

I struggled with the reader of this story. I believe they have not a grasp of the characters. making Aubrey a casual pompous ass, and Maturin a bit whiny and old. I was hankering for a familiar tale.....I did get that much.