Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1)
3 cassettes / 4 1/2 hours
Read by Robert Hardy
AudioBook contains an illustration of the sails of a square-rigged ship .
"The best historical novels ever written..."
- "The New York Times Book Review"
This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of 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 road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mlake - LibraryThing
This was an interesting book, sort of like the Da Vinci Code with fact and myth all woven together. I am going to read the next in the series to see if it is as good. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SheilaRuth - LibraryThing
After a near death experience, Josh Ryder begins having flashes where he seems to be remembering being a pagan priest in ancient Rome, trying to save the woman he loves and the sacred treasures that ... Read full review