Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1)
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 - SadieSForsythe - LibraryThing
3.5 This is a serious case of not the right reader for the book. The writing is wonderful and undoubtedly a ton of research must have gone into it. And if you're a person who is interested in naval ... Read full review
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MASTER AND COMMANDER, the first book in the Captain Jack Aubrey/Stephen Maturin series written by Patrick O’Brian, shows off O’Brian’s enormous knowledge of ships of the Napoleonic era. The series ... Read full review