The Reverse of the Medal

Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 11
Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
Series: Aubrey/Maturin, Book 11
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

Jack Aubrey returns from his duties protecting whalers off South America and is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage - the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot?

©1986 Patrick O'Brien (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Ric is the man

The series is a masterpiece. The best I’ve heard or read. Ric is the ultimate in verbal performance, never have I enjoyed a story telling as I have by him. I’ve listened multiple times and always get great joy and happiness from the telling. So cool. Thank you both. Regards.

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  • Mark
  • 05-24-13

Keep them coming

Another great adaptation of the Aubrey/maturin books. Great credit to Ric Jerrom for bringing the characters to life.being on the next one quick please!

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  • L. Harrop
  • 05-23-19

A great story

Each of these books get better, plots get deeper and Jacks life gets ever more complicated.

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  • Debs J
  • 04-06-19

Just brilliant

Continuing the story, these books are fantastic. Of the time, friendship, duty and of course the storytelling is magnificent.

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  • MR DONALD RIFFLART
  • 12-21-18

Spoiler - Got him!

I'll leave it to you to find out who, how and where. Another wonderful read from the pen of Mr Obtain.

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  • Tom Holloway
  • 09-20-18

Brilliant from start to finish.

Having read the entire Aubrey/Maturin series many years ago I was concerned that I might find the repetition tedious. Not a bit of it, to be sure. Ric Jerrom's skilful performance brings the story to life and I shall continue to listen to the others, quite certain of hours of enjoyment.

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  • mrmalaya
  • 03-01-17

A turning point

I read this in a few days- captivating! So many characters for Jerome to handle and he does so admirably!

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  • Clare
  • 05-09-15

Another beautifully crafted story in this saga.

A marvellous window into the 17th century and the political and naval intrigues of those times.

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  • S D BALL
  • 01-18-15

The best nautical, historical novels ever written

If you could sum up The Reverse of the Medal in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, accurate, superb

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reverse of the Medal?

The scene where Jack Aubrey is placed in the stocks (framed for rigging the stock market) and is surrounded and protected by his fellow sailors. 'Hats, off!'

Which character – as performed by Ric Jerrom – was your favourite?

Probably Stephen Maturin, a very complex character and portrayed well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, definitively, never a dull moment.

Any additional comments?

The 21 Aubrey-Maturin novels are essentially one continuous story. I would suggest starting with the first: Master & Commander and working through them in order. You won't be disappointed..

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  • TP
  • 06-19-13

Another great story

The narration is excellent from Ric Jerrom and I am hooked on this series. Can't wait for the next one

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  • LtCol
  • 09-15-19

What a predictable story line no gain but pain

Oops only for the Hornblower types. Predictable story line.... read one read them all. Pain no gain

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-19

Brilliant

I enjoyed reading the books many years ago but Ric Jerrom’s narration brings another level of enjoyment to Patrick O’Brian’s prose. Highly recommend.