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    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,825
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,612
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,599

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Choice of Narrators

    • By Frank R. Adams on 04-23-10

    Regular price: $37.77

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 2
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,895
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,383

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fair shake

    • By A. F. Latronica III on 10-05-08

    Regular price: $30.07

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 3
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,248

    At the opening of his third novel in an ongoing adventure series by Patrick O'Brian, Jack Aubrey is cruising off Cape Sicie when his friend Stephen Maturin (more serenely situated in Sussex) is informed of the Board's decision regarding Aubrey's prize money, taken after victorious engagement with a Spanish squadron at Cape Santa Maria. The money, five million pieces of eight, is not, as is the custom of war, to be divided among the crews of the four victorious vessels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • India as thorough as Conrad

    • By Craig on 02-03-08

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 6
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 780

    The H.M.S. Leopard pulled into the bay of Pulo Batang looking more like a shabby merchant ship that a man-of-war. The crew had endured a calamitous voyage plagued by gaol-fever, pursued by the Dutch Waakzaamheid, and struck by an iceberg. Suffice it to say, Jack Aubrey was ready for home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alternative Entry Point

    • By ScipioTex on 12-21-04

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 946
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 943

    Lucky Jack Aubrey escapes the burdens of domesticity when he is appointed to the post of Admiral for an expedition to the coast of Madagascar where French frigates are threatening one of England's valued trade routes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twists Turns and A Great Story

    • By Constance on 11-27-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Far Side of the World

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 10
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 624

    The South Seas are a paradise for battle-weary Captain Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. But their peace is disturbed when Stephen's fancy for a peculiar marine organism lands him overboard. Acting in his usual headstrong fashion, Jack dives into the rescue, unfortunately failing to plan what will happen once they are both in the water watching the sails of the Surprise disappear in the mist.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What lies beyond is the far side of the world...

    • By Darwin8u on 05-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,142
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 811
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 809

    Jack's prize money has set the household accounts aright, but if he continues frittering it on naive extravagances, it will be gone in a fortnight. Fortunately he gets a commission aboard the Leopard, bound for Australia to rescue the hated and captive Captain Bligh.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A joy to listen to.

    • By EJH on 08-09-04

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Wine-Dark Sea

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 16
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 721
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 522
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514

    At the outset of this adventure, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a heavy American privateer through the Great South Sea. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patrick Tull is the only narrator to choose

    • By Margaret on 10-05-08

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 7
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,013
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 733

    Jack Aubrey, Post Captain in the British Royal Navy, is suffused with happiness. The Shannon's engagement with the U.S. Chesapeake off the New England coast has resulted in victory, just another in a long string of them for Aubrey, nicknamed Lucky Jack for his tendency to win big. But Jack is less sure-footed by land than by sea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series

    • By Dan Wynkoop on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 840
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 591
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 588

    Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin set sail aboard the Diane for the South China Sea, shepherding a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes. If their mission fails, English merchant shipping in the area will be threatened. At the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang, the stage is set for a duel of intelligence agents, pitting the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin against the French envoys, who are already entrenched in the Sultan's favor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Jean on 09-07-11

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Ionian Mission

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 8
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 15 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 684
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676

    Shoved into a temporary command in "that rotten old Worcester," Aubrey is off to the Mediterranean to join the Royal Navy's blockade of the French port of Toulon, where he will be dispatched by Admiral Harte (unfortunately the same Admiral Harte he cuckolded years ago) on a secret mission that promises to embroil Aubrey in political conflict. His friend Stephen's help notwithstanding, Aubrey faces some of the choppiest waters of his career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Ionian Mission

    • By Jonathan on 01-16-08

    Regular price: $34.97

    • The Letter of Marque

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 884
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 623
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 615

    In The Letter of Marque, Jack is once again aboard his beloved Surprise but stripped of his post captaincy for a crime he did not commit. Bought by Stephen, the Surprise has become a privateer. Sailing into French waters, the two concoct a desperate mission which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from his state of disgrace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two Patricks

    • By Farlow on 02-12-04

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Blue at the Mizzen

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 435

    With his swashbuckling adventures, best-selling novelist Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of old, where privateers lurk in the mist, and great ships fight to control the waterways. Blue at the Mizzen hoists the excitement to new heights as British frigate commander Jack Aubrey stakes everything on a desperate raid against the mighty Spanish fleet. Ever since Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Captain Aubrey's prospects in the new peacetime navy have looked dim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A review of the (end) of an entire series

    • By R. C. Curtis on 10-20-13

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 897
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 659

    The espionage activities of cunning ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin have kept him at odds with the most important French agent in the Mediterranean, Lesueur, a man with a long memory and a taste for revenge. When that revenge takes the shape of the delicate and distracting Mrs. Fielding, who also attracts the ever-wandering eye of Jack Aubrey, Stephen's sensibilities are severely tested.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every book gets better

    • By Constance on 01-31-05

    Regular price: $29.23

    • The Nutmeg of Consolation

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 810
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 584
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 577

    When last seen, Jack and Stephen had been shipwrecked on a desert island in the glittering South China Sea. The Nutmeg of Consolation opens as the castaways fashion a makeshift vessel from the wreckage, only to have it destroyed in a fiery attack by Malay pirates. Only the wondrous ingenuity of Stephen, along with the unexpected appearance of one of Jack's oldest allies, leads them to escape, and to dubious safety in a penal colony at New South Wales.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Nutmeg

    • By Jean on 09-28-11

    Regular price: $30.07

    • The Truelove

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 751
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 541
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 534

    A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles, and Captain Jack Aubrey is dispatched to restore order. But Jack must first contend with an escaped convict who has stowed away on the Surprise, an attractive female convict who is driving the crew to awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • AKA Clarissa Oakes

    • By Darwin8u on 11-28-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Hundred Days

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 19
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 630
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438

    Patrick O'Brian transports you to the high seas of the Napoleonic era when the French demagogue is making a desperate attempt to control the European world. While Napoleon pursues the British across Europe, rumors fly about him forging a secret link with the forces of Islam. Soon an ominous horde of Muslim mercenaries gather.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Sailing Story

    • By Jean on 12-16-11

    Regular price: $27.97

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    • The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    Best-selling author Patrick O'Brian became a legend with his beloved Aubrey-Maturin seafaring tales. O'Brian received further attention with the critically acclaimed film adaptation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards¿ and won two.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Sad Farewell

    • By Casey on 02-11-05

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Reverse of the Medal

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 829
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 586

    Jack Aubrey is back in London after a successful mission. On the advice of an acquaintance he uses the time to invest some of his prize money. However when the investments link him to London's powerful criminal element and land him in jail it looks as if he has lost his post captaincy and the H.M.S. Surprise. It is once again up to ship's surgeon and covert agent Stephen Maturin to rescue his hapless friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When virtue spooms before a prosperous gale

    • By Darwin8u on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $26.57

    • The Commodore

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 17
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 720
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 522

    After a dangerous tour of duty in the Great South Sea, Jack and Stephen finally return to their families in England. For Jack, the return is joyful, but for Stephen, it is heartbreaking. His wife, Diana, has left for parts unknown; his young daughter has all the symptoms of autism. To escape these painful circumstances, Stephen joins Jack on a bizarre decoy mission to the lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patrick Tull is a master

    • By drowninginbooks on 11-20-10

    Regular price: $29.23

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