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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Review: Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin #1)User Review - Kent - Goodreads
I tried to read this book 8 years ago, but I gave up somewhere in the middle. It's widely regarded as some of the best, most fun historical fiction out there, so I decided to give it another try. As ... Read full review
Review: Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin #1)User Review - Wolfmanbob Bernstein - Goodreads
An interesting enough story renedered opaque by a nearly incomprehensible and intentionally obscure writing style. Honestly, I don't know what all the fuss is about with this author. 21 books in this series? I could barely tolerate the first. Read full review