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 - LibraryThing
This book had an interesting premise, an engaging twisty plot, very good narration (I listened on audio) and an awful ending. The villain came out of nowhere. In fact, I'm still not certain he was the villain. There are plot threads left hanging and characters who I expected to play a role in the end who disappear and never come back. I don't mind an unexpected ending, I don't even mind an unhappy ending, but it needs to be satisfying. This one was not. It's a shame because up until the end it is a decent thriller/mystery.
Review: Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin #1)User Review - Goodreads
While author Patrick O'Brian had never been a sailor, he did do a lot of meticulous research about boats and the 19th century British navy. Unfortunately, he felt the need to dump every bit of that ...
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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as ...
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... my loyalties, such as they may be, are to private persons alone." Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander. Posted March 18, 2008 12:00 AM ...
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There is much interest here in the new Russell Crowe sea epic, Master and Commander, which did well at the box office last weekend and has received very ...
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I recently finished listening to Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander , narrated by Patrick Tull, which was excellent. I'd read the first three of ...
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