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  • Unbroken

  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 343
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    5 out of 5 stars 309
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    5 out of 5 stars 312

The incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, now a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Motion Picture Artwork © Universal Studios 2014. All Rights Reserved. In 1943 a bomber crashes into the Pacific Ocean. Against all odds, one young lieutenant survives. Louis Zamperini had already transformed himself from child delinquent to prodigious athlete, running in the Berlin Olympics. Now he must embark on one of the Second World War’s most extraordinary odysseys.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A true insight into the hidden reality of War.

  • By David on 03-02-16

inspirational and important not to forget the horr

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Reviewed: 09-08-18

narrator captures the emotion of an inspirational tales of fortune the horrors of war and hope of Christianity

  • The Nutmeg of Consolation

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 218
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    5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199

Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O Brian or Stephen Maturin could devise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The saga continues.

  • By Retro Brit on 15-02-19

A tour de force and watch out for a watermole

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Reviewed: 06-04-18

A tour de force O Brien can portray very human characters whilst displaying encyclopeadic knowledge of so many subjects

  • The Far Side of the World

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 227
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    5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 208

It is still the War of 1812 and Jack Aubrey - with his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin - has set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. If they do not come up with her before she rounds the Horn, they must follow her into the Great South Sea and as far across the Pacific as she may lead them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great but shame about the editing

  • By Gillian on 06-05-13

a wonderful naval tranche of sea life

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Reviewed: 12-01-18

the best narrator so far in audible and a wonderful tale of naval action on board hms surprise with irrepressible caotain Aubrey

  • The Ionian Mission

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 253

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A classic in the series

  • By Mr Timothy P Butcher on 20-10-18

a tot of fine naval gazing ,

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Reviewed: 29-11-17

a broadside of high jinks rounded off with a dousing of grapeshot from Catain Aubrey et al.

  • The Surgeon's Mate

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 7
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 252

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as thrilling, as tense and as unexpected in its culmination as anything Patrick O'Brian has written.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, great narration, missing a few words

  • By John Colman on 09-01-18

A compelling and informative yarn

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Reviewed: 12-10-17

OBrien shows off his elephantine nautical and ornithological mastery whilst forming the tasserai of a plot into a masterpiece....much of it!

  • The Fortune of War

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent book

  • By Martin on 19-05-15

A capital effort

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Reviewed: 06-09-17

loved it wonderful suspension of disbelief knowledge of seamanship and a prettiest of tales ave!
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