Desolation Island : Aubrey/Maturin

  • by Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by Ric Jerrom
  • Series: Aubrey/Maturin
  • 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a dangerous disease which decimates the crew.


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Customer Reviews

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Another winner

Having read all these books (twice) over the years, I still find them endlessly fascinating, and Mr Jerrom's reading has added immensely to my enjoyment of them all.

Desolation Island starts off slowly, as many in this series do, but builds to a clever, exciting (go on, I'll say it, "rip-roaring", but I'm drawing the line at swashbuckling!) climax with everything you could wish for in a sea-adventure: sea-chases, battles, plague, near-mutiny, a spectacular wreck on a desert island. All seen through the contrasting eyes of our two very different, but complementary heroes, Stephen Maturin and "Lucky" Jack Aubrey.

Excellent...really didn't want it to end. I've already downloaded the next one. Why no "Mauritius Command" though?
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- I.F.Coyle

Good story well told

Another enjoyable tale by Patrick O’BrIan, well read, bringing the characters to life.
I am fascinated by this period of naval history since discovering Hornblower many years ago.
The book would appeal to people like myself but you need to read them in sequence as I am attempting to do.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios