The Mauritius Command : Aubrey/Maturin

  • by Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrom
  • Series: Aubrey/Maturin
  • 13 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In The Mauritius Command, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains: one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny.
Based on an actual campaign of 1810 in the Indian Ocean, O'Brien's attention to the detail of early 19th-century life ashore and at sea is meticulous. This tale is as beautifully written and as gripping as any in the series; it also stands on its own as a superlative work of fiction.

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Customer Reviews

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Chapter 9 fixed. Excellently read.

Fear not.

Purchased reluctantly due to reviews suggesting chapter 9 was missing, however Chapter 9 is now present and well.

Jerrom captures spirit of each character so well, whilst avoiding being too comical. Terrific job.

I need not recommend the story itself. These books are without peer.
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- L. Kelly

The end of chapter nine is missing.

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Terrific vocal work by Ric Jerrom, who was an inspired choice for the Aubrey/Maturin novels.

Unfortunately due to a production error the end of chapter nine was missing in its entirety.

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- Toby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-08-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios