Post Captain : Aubrey/Maturin

  • by Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by Robert Hardy
  • Series: Aubrey/Maturin
  • 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The second book in the Aubrey/Maturin series. This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge; instead he finds himself a hunted fugitive as Napoleon has ordered the internment of all Englishmen in France.


What the Critics Say

"You are in for the treat of your lives." ( Irish Times)
"Written with most engaging enthusiasm that can't fail to give pleasure to anybody who enjoys historical adventure flavoured with more than a dash of realism." ( Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

There are better versions out there

I am reviewing the quality of the audiobook here and not the story. I found this version of "Post Captain: Aubrey-Maturin" hard to follow and not worth the price. There are other unabridged version of this on audio book which have more clarity and do more justice to Patrick O'Brian's work.
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- J. Egan


An Abridged book - bought by accident - and not worth the effort - all the enjoyment of the book surgically removed,

when can we have the full set (of 21) unabridged books?
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- TomH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-06-2005
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited