The Fortune of War by Patrick O’Brian audiobook

The Fortune of War

By Patrick O’Brian
Read by Patrick Tull

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780393308136

The Aubrey–Maturin Series: Book 6

13.20 Hours 1
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After nearly losing the Leopard to the ocean, Captain Jack Aubrey and his diminished crew sail into harbor in the Dutch East Indies. There Aubrey finds himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy but not before some forceful arguing with Admiral Drury. Aubrey and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel, but the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Maturin’s past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

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Summary

After nearly losing the Leopard to the ocean, Captain Jack Aubrey and his diminished crew sail into harbor in the Dutch East Indies. There Aubrey finds himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy but not before some forceful arguing with Admiral Drury. Aubrey and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel, but the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Maturin’s past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

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Editorial Reviews

“A marvelously full-flavored, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship’s longboat.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

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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.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 13.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English