The Far Side of the World by Patrick O’Brian audiobook

The Far Side of the World

By Patrick O’Brian
Read by Patrick Tull

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Aubrey–Maturin Series: Book 10

14.61 Hours 1
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The South Seas are a paradise for battle-weary Captain Jack Aubrey and ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin. But their peace is disturbed when Stephen’s fancy for a peculiar marine organism lands him overboard. Acting in his usual headstrong fashion, Jack dives in to the rescue, unfortunately failing to plan what will happen once they are both in the water watching the sails of the HMS Surprise disappear in the mist.

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Summary

Summary

The South Seas are a paradise for battle-weary Captain Jack Aubrey and ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin. But their peace is disturbed when Stephen’s fancy for a peculiar marine organism lands him overboard. Acting in his usual headstrong fashion, Jack dives in to the rescue, unfortunately failing to plan what will happen once they are both in the water watching the sails of the HMS Surprise disappear in the mist.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“O’Brian’s twenty–volume masterpiece.” Slate, praise for the series
“The Aubrey-Maturin series…far beyond any episodic chronicle, ebbs and flows with the timeless tide of character and the human heart.” Washington Post, praise for the series

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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: 14.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English