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Master and Commander
- Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1
- By: Patrick O'Brian
- Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
- Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O’Brian’s now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent. It displays the qualities which have put O’Brian far ahead of any of his competitors.
At last, unabridged and well read...it begins.
- By John on 19-01-12
Excellent story very well read
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This book is a must for anyone interested in the sea or tales of history adventure. The attention to outstanding so much so it is hard to imagine that the book was written 170 years after the events.
Have you listened to any of Ric Jerrom’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Yes - they are all extremely well narrated, his ability to change characters seamless is brilliant he has brought this story alive!
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
This book indeed this series warrants savouring over days or weeks. The attention to detail sometimes requires full attention which it would be hard to do in one sitting.
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