Master and Commander

Master and Commander

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2007
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Here is the maiden voyage of O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, which follows the unique friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. O'Brian renders in riveting detail the life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy: 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 roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle. Patrick O'Brian can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time. —Observer

Publisher: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, c2007
ISBN: 9781598958621
Branch Call Number: PLAY FIC OBR
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (10 hrs.) :,digital ;,3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in.
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon


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May 17, 2014

Thank you, Patrick O'Brian, for leaving us such a beautiful, seafaring, character-driven series, and so very many treasured books.

May 05, 2011

A classic seafaring tale, and brought to life by some extraordinary narration on the part of Mr Vance. Listen in, and immerse yourself in a world and way of life that's entirely vanished from this Earth...

RenGrrl May 02, 2011

A great read! Not just for those who love naval battles, but also those who enjoy international political intrigues and bird watching! And Patrick O'Brian's gentle, deft touch and snese of humour are always a pleasure to read!

Feb 05, 2011

Very talented narrator. This book is so well researched and highly detailed. The storyline is somewhat lacking but if you are a person who enjoys the details, than you will find it to be an excellent portrayal of life on a ship during the Napoleonic Wars. I was so impressed by the skill of the narrator that I finished the book just to enjoy the narration.
I'm not sure the story would have held my attention to the end if I had been reading it myself.

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