The Mauritius Command

The Mauritius Command

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Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore without a command--until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope and then mount an expedition against several French-held islands.

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Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command, until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains -- Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny. "O'Brian's sheer brilliance as a writer constantly dazzles." -- Irish Times Patrick O'Brian (1914-2000) was born Richard Patrick Russ in England. During WWII he and his wife were involved in British secret-service activities. After the war he changed his name to Patrick O'Brian. He began his career as a novelist, biographer, and translator. Starting in the 1990s, Mr. O'Brian, then in his seventies, achieved the critical and popular recognition that was his due. Simon Vance, winner of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2006, was born in England and worked for ten years for the BBC as a radio news announcer and as a narrator for the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Besides narrating, he is involved in numerous stage-acting projects in the United States and Europe.

Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, c2007
ISBN: 9781598958638
Branch Call Number: PLAY FIC OBR
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (9 hrs.) :,digital ;,3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon


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Jul 03, 2014

I tend toward rating this series more for their overall enjoyment rather than their individual attributes. I'm not sure if this one really earned its 4 star rating, I thought it spent way too much time with Maturin and his ramblings and not enough time with Jack and his action.
Still, this is a stellar series and I highly recommend it.

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