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  • The Commodore

  • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 17
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Summary

Jack Aubrey’s long service has at last been rewarded with promotion to the rank of commodore, and a squadron of ships to command. His new commission is twofold – first, inhibit the slave trade off the coast of West Africa, and then, on his return, intercept a French fleet loaded with weapons intended for the disaffected Irish.

But will the conflict of loyalties be insurmountable for his friend, and Irishman, Stephen Maturin?

©2000 Patrick O'Brian (P)2000 HarperCollins UK

Critic reviews

"His novels are...as delicately perceptive about the human condition as the Jane Austen novels that O’Brian himself so much admired." (Christina Hardyment, Independent)

"One of the most brilliantly sustained pieces of historical fictional writing this century." (James Teacher, Spectator)

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  • 07-08-21

ABRIDGED

ALTHOUGH WITH HINDSIGHT I CAN SEE THAT THIS WAS ABRIDGED IT IS NOT CLEARLY STATED WHEN PURCHASING

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Another good yarn

Robert Hardy does it again by bringing Aubrey and his friends really to life. It is infectious and has already led me onto buying another in the series. Do try these - and get lost in his world...