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Summary

Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo.

In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egyptian campaign, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin must at all costs intercept. The fate of Europe hinges on their desperate mission.

©1998 Patrick O'Brian (P)2014 Audible Studios

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"The Hundred Days is certain to delight O'Brian's fans, for whom happiness is an unending stream of Aubrey/Maturin books....[It] is a fine novel that stands proudly on the shelf with the others" ( Los Angeles Times)

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At last

Thank Goodness they have continued the series. Have been waiting over a year for the next installment after the Wine dark sea. Slightly out of sequence but finally here. These books are perfectly narrated by Ric Jerrom, his voice portrays the 2 main protagonists perfectly and conjur up both Jack and Stephen perfectly. Enjoyable as always and will now finish my collection out .

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another classic tale

O'Brien never falters! this opus rattles along with all his familiar strengths of plot, character and marvellous eye for detail. only one more completed episode to go! I will miss Aubrey, Maturin and their cohorts more than I can express. the best series of historical novels ever written, I'm certain

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Best narration ever !!

A gripping yarn as always and perhaps the best of the series. Just sorry it is finished.
Great storey and fabulously narrated .

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Never fails to entertain,

The Hundred Days is an excellent read even on the third or 4th time.
What a pleasure to listen to the story so well read.

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Another enjoyable adventure from O'Brian.

Good story line well paced, not the best in the series but help alone by great narration from Ric Jerrom.

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Ecellent

The whole of the Aubrey/ Machurin Series is such a good story it gripped e from start to finish of the 20 titles. I soon got used to the nautical details. What made the whole thing hugely enjoyable was Ric Jerome's excellent reading. He is literally superlative. Every sentence and paragraph flow with ease and are made totally understandable. I have listened to the series every day for a year, and every single day I wished I could tell Ric what pleasure he has given me.

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Thin story line

Great reading performance. But the content of O'Brien's yarn is thin soup. Methinks he was coming to the end of his string with this series and we need more nourishment.