Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain, commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate action of his early days.... A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship - and luck when fighting against odds - come triumphantly into their own as the story concludes with some fierce and thrilling action.
©1981 Patrick O'Brian (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
the original books are amazing but the narration really brings it to life with excellent performances for every one of the books
If you want to know in some detail what life was like on a ship of this period this is the book for you but not a lot happens to keep most readers interested.
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