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Aubrey-Maturin #12: The Letter of Marque

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Publisher Comments:

Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. Old friend Stephen Maturin, of British intelligence, gets Aubrey to help him in a desperate mission against the French which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

Review:

"Unlike its competitors, who are usually linked to major book publishers, Blackstone specializes in giving new audio life to classics — using prize-winning readers like Vance to bring new and exciting life to neglected works. This is Vance's 17th reading of one of O'Brian's superb seafaring novels about Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, and it's the first time that anyone has made new versions since O'Brian's death in 2000. Vance (who also reads under the names Robert Whitfield and Richard Matthews) is absolutely perfect for O'Brian's sad and stirring tale about Post Captain Aubrey's unjust punishment: Aubrey has been stricken off the Admiralty's list, usually the end of a man's career. But Dr. Maturin uses his own money to buy Aubrey's old ship, HMS Surprise, and turn it into a privateer — a letter of marque. Vance catches the subtle differences between the land-owning Jack, his rough-tongued crew and the Spanish/Irish Maturin. O'Brian fans should relish this excellent audio outing as should anyone with a love of adventure, history, the sea and fine writing. (Reviews, July 6, 1990). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

If Jane Austen wrote Royal Navy yarns, they might read like this.The early-19th-century locations are fascinating, as are the evocation of period shipboard life.... Seafarers and landlubbers alike will enjoy this swift, witty tale of money and love." — Publisher's Weekly

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786166497
Author:
O'brian, Patrick
Publisher:
Blackstone Audiobooks
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Ship captains
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Audio
Series:
Aubrey-Maturin
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.66x6.08x1.02 in. .52 lbs.
Media Run Time:
570

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Product details pages Blackstone Audiobooks - English 9780786166497 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Unlike its competitors, who are usually linked to major book publishers, Blackstone specializes in giving new audio life to classics — using prize-winning readers like Vance to bring new and exciting life to neglected works. This is Vance's 17th reading of one of O'Brian's superb seafaring novels about Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, and it's the first time that anyone has made new versions since O'Brian's death in 2000. Vance (who also reads under the names Robert Whitfield and Richard Matthews) is absolutely perfect for O'Brian's sad and stirring tale about Post Captain Aubrey's unjust punishment: Aubrey has been stricken off the Admiralty's list, usually the end of a man's career. But Dr. Maturin uses his own money to buy Aubrey's old ship, HMS Surprise, and turn it into a privateer — a letter of marque. Vance catches the subtle differences between the land-owning Jack, his rough-tongued crew and the Spanish/Irish Maturin. O'Brian fans should relish this excellent audio outing as should anyone with a love of adventure, history, the sea and fine writing. (Reviews, July 6, 1990). (Dec.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , If Jane Austen wrote Royal Navy yarns, they might read like this.The early-19th-century locations are fascinating, as are the evocation of period shipboard life.... Seafarers and landlubbers alike will enjoy this swift, witty tale of money and love." — Publisher's Weekly
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