Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)
The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis ChichesterThis, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a 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 roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gopfolk - LibraryThing
I'm just not a fan. I read this book with the idea that this was a classic...what I found was a snooze. While it appears that the author knows his way around a ship I do not nor do I wish to ... Read full review
Review: Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin #1)User Review - Melissa Proffitt - Goodreads
There's a lot to like about this book--about the whole series--but basically I just love Jack Aubrey. He's a big, hearty, uncomplicated guy who loves his physical pleasures, but he's also a romantic ... Read full review