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 - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing
I have wanted to dip into this series for a while, and finally stumbled across the first title. It is dense, rich, and very human fiction. For a landlubber, the nautical terms get a tad confusing at ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryCin - LibraryThing
1.5 stars I can't write a summary, except for the bits I read on Wikipedia and/or other reviews. Apparently, this was set during the Napoleonic Wars. A friendship develops over music and a captain ... Read full review