Patrick O´Brian´s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the fourth book in the series.
The Mauritius Command: Patrick O´Brian
The Mauritius Command (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 4):HarperCollins. ePub edition Patrick O´Brian
In The Mauritius Command, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore´s pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains: one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny. Based on an actual campaign of 1810 in the Indian Ocean, O´Brien´s attention to the detail of early 19th-century life ashore and at sea is meticulous. This tale is as beautifully written and as gripping as any in the series; it also stands on its own as a superlative work of fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ric Jerrom. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005934/bk_bbcw_005934_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On half-pay and without a command, Captain Jack Aubrey is stranded at home in an over-crowded cottage with his large and frequently bad-tempered family. When Jack has almost given up hope of ever returning to sea, Stephen Maturin, ship´s doctor, occasional intelligence agent, and Jack´s closest friend, brings secret orders that Jack is to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore´s pennant. In the months that follow, Jack´s character and authority will be tested not only in engagements with the French fleet but also by the difficulty of managing the contrasting characters of the men under his command. Based on the actual campaign in the Indian Ocean in 1810, The Mauritius Command is a gripping evocation in authentic detail of naval life of the period. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Hardy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000040/bk_hcuk_000040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command - until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore´s pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains - Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny. This is the fourth in O´Brian´s 20-volume Aubrey/Maturin series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000033/bk_rand_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Aubrey-Maturin 04. Geheimauftrag Mauritius:Ungekürzte Lesung Master & Commander Patrick O´Brian, Bernd Kübler, Alena Kübler
Appendices to the Report of the Royal Commissioners Appointed to Enquire Into the Treatment of Immigrants in Mauritius:Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 6th February, 1875 (Classic Reprint) Great Britain Parliament
Aubrey-Maturin 04. Geheimauftrag Mauritius:Episode 4 Jack Aubrey und Stephen Maturin - Hörbuch auf Audio-CDs Master & Commander. 1., Hörbuch Patrick O´Brian, Bernd Kübler, Alena Kübler