• The Nutmeg of Consolation

  • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
  • Series: Aubrey/Maturin, Book 14
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-08-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (170 ratings)

Summary

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. In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission.
The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin s Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.
©1989 The Estate of the late Patrick O'Brian CBE (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By charles on 06-04-18

A tour de force and watch out for a watermole

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Yoyo on 19-05-17

Love the unpredictability

I love it that in the 14th book of the series Patrick O'Brian still has the ability to shock, intrigue and surprise. Ric Jerrom is a master reader - keeping the consistency of all the many, many different voices.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Renita on 22-03-16

Wonderful

This is one of the best books in the series , though they are all great.
The insight of early Australia is particularly good.
Best narrator I have heard.

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