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  • The Reverse of the Medal

  • Aubrey-Maturin, Book 11
  • By: Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by: Robert Hardy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Summary

On dry land, having been drawn into the half-worlds of London’s criminal underground and of government espionage, Jack Aubrey faces perhaps the greatest challenge of his life.

With rumours of peace running rampant, Captain Jack Aubrey chances his luck on the stock exchange. However, when his plans go awry, Marshalsea prison awaits. Can Stephen Maturin rescue his friend from a politically motivated trial and the enormity of being stricken from the Navy Lists?

When the world has turned its back against you, friendship is all.

©1986 Patrick O'Brian (P)1999 HarperCollins UK

Critic reviews

"Robert Hardy has a consummate knack of giving timbre and atmosphere to everything he reads." (Time Out)

"The most brilliant historical novelist of modern times." (Max Hastings)

"[Patrick O’Brian has] the power of bringing near to the reader...savagery and tenderness, beauty and mystery and boldness and dignity." (Eudora Welty)

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    3 out of 5 stars

Part way there

While I enjoyed the book enormously, it seems to finish mid story!
I now need to find out what the next story in the saga is to continue the tale.
Would be better if Audible carried them in some form of numerical order.

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