Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the Aubrey-Maturin (Audio) series.
- #2: Post Captain (MP3 CD):
- #3: H.M.S. Surprise (MP3 CD):
- #4: The Mauritius Command (Compact Disc):
- #5: Desolation Island (Compact Disc):
- #6: The Fortune of War (Compact Disc):
- #7: The Surgeon's Mate (Compact Disc):
- #8: The Ionian Mission (Compact Disc):
- #9: Treason's Harbour (Compact Disc):
- #10: The Far Side of the World (Compact Disc):
- #11: The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey-Maturin (Audio) #11) (Compact Disc):
- #12: The Letter of Marque (Compact Disc):
- #13: The Thirteen Gun Salute (Compact Disc):
- #14: The Nutmeg of Consolation (Compact Disc):
- #15: The Truelove (Compact Disc):
- #16: The Wine-Dark Sea (Compact Disc):
- #17: The Commodore (Compact Disc):
- #18: The Yellow Admiral (Compact Disc):
- #19: The Hundred Days (Aubrey-Maturin (Audio) #19) (Compact Disc):
- #20: Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey-Maturin (Audio) #20) (Compact Disc):
- #21: 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (Compact Disc):
This, my dear, is the first book in the great immortal adventure story of the world. The finest, funniest, most thrilling & fulfilling epic narrative in English, peopled by the best-drawn and most memorable characters we know of. O'Brian will sweep you away. Be you sea-dog or lubberly literary cove, read it, for all love! There is not a moment to be lost!— Reva
Here is the maiden voyage of O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, which follows the unique friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent.
It is the dawn of the nineteenth century; Britain is at war with Napoleon's France. When Jack Aubrey, a young lieutenant in Nelson's navy, is promoted to captain, he inherits command of HMS Sophie, an old, slow brig unlikely to make his fortune. But Captain Aubrey is a brave and gifted seaman, his thirst for adventure and victory immense. With the aid of his friend Stephen Maturin, Aubrey and his crew engage in one thrilling battle after another, their journey culminating in a stunning clash with a mighty Spanish frigate against whose guns and manpower the tiny Sophie is hopelessly outmatched.
O'Brian renders in riveting detail the life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.