Post Captain by Patrick O’Brian audiobook

Post Captain

By Patrick O’Brian
Read by Patrick Tull

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Aubrey–Maturin Series: Book 2

19.46 Hours 1
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“We’ve beat them before and we’ll beat them again.” In 1803, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, going to war once again. This is doubly alarming news for Captain Jack Aubrey, who is taking refuge in France from his creditors. He is interned but soon escapes from his French debtor’s prison, fleeing across the French countryside to lead a ship into battle. After managing to avert a possible mutiny, he pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Stephen Maturin’s struggles, with himself as much as with a proud and intelligent woman, are woven into Aubrey’s, straining their friendship at times to the breaking point. The high-seas excitement continues in this second installment of Patrick O’Brian’s highly acclaimed series.

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Summary

Summary

“We’ve beat them before and we’ll beat them again.”

In 1803, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, going to war once again. This is doubly alarming news for Captain Jack Aubrey, who is taking refuge in France from his creditors. He is interned but soon escapes from his French debtor’s prison, fleeing across the French countryside to lead a ship into battle. After managing to avert a possible mutiny, he pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Stephen Maturin’s struggles, with himself as much as with a proud and intelligent woman, are woven into Aubrey’s, straining their friendship at times to the breaking point.

The high-seas excitement continues in this second installment of Patrick O’Brian’s highly acclaimed series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations…Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them…a brilliant book.” Mary Renault, New York Times bestselling author
“They’re funny, they’re exciting, they’re informative. There are legions of us who gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey.” New Yorker, praise for the series

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Author

Author Bio: Patrick O’Brian

Author Bio: Patrick O’Brian

Patrick O’Brian (1914–2000), a translator and author of biographies, was best known as the author of the highly acclaimed Aubrey–Maturin series of historical novels. Set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars ,this twenty-volume series centers on the enduring friendship between naval officer Jack Aubrey and physician and spy Stephen Maturin. The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. The film was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture. He wrote acclaimed biographies of Pablo Picasso and Sir Joseph Banks. He also translated many works from the French, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean Lacouture’s biographies of Charles de Gaulle.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 19.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English