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The Hundred Days

(Vol. Book 19)
Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
Series: Aubrey/Maturin, Book 19
Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo.

In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egyptian campaign, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin must at all costs intercept. The fate of Europe hinges on their desperate mission.

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"The Hundred Days is certain to delight O'Brian's fans, for whom happiness is an unending stream of Aubrey/Maturin books....[It] is a fine novel that stands proudly on the shelf with the others" ( Los Angeles Times)

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Ecellent

The whole of the Aubrey/ Machurin Series is such a good story it gripped e from start to finish of the 20 titles. I soon got used to the nautical details. What made the whole thing hugely enjoyable was Ric Jerome's excellent reading. He is literally superlative. Every sentence and paragraph flow with ease and are made totally understandable. I have listened to the series every day for a year, and every single day I wished I could tell Ric what pleasure he has given me.

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Best narration ever !!

A gripping yarn as always and perhaps the best of the series. Just sorry it is finished.
Great storey and fabulously narrated .

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  • Mark
  • Ballymacoda, Ireland
  • 02-03-15

At last

Thank Goodness they have continued the series. Have been waiting over a year for the next installment after the Wine dark sea. Slightly out of sequence but finally here. These books are perfectly narrated by Ric Jerrom, his voice portrays the 2 main protagonists perfectly and conjur up both Jack and Stephen perfectly. Enjoyable as always and will now finish my collection out .

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  • Robert S. Mellis
  • 18-06-17

Thin story line

Great reading performance. But the content of O'Brien's yarn is thin soup. Methinks he was coming to the end of his string with this series and we need more nourishment.