Desolation Island : Aubrey/Maturin

  • by Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by Patrick Tull
  • Series: Aubrey/Maturin
  • 12 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack's prize money has set the household accounts aright, but if he continues frittering it on naive extravagances, it will be gone in a fortnight. Fortunately he gets a commission aboard the Leopard, bound for Australia to rescue the hated and captive Captain Bligh.

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What the Critics Say

"O'Brian is not that hard a taste to acquire, but he is very tough to shake...[the Aubrey/Maturin series] is a great work." (Boston Globe)

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Customer Reviews

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I loved it...

Consider the intrigue between the Doctor and the Lady Spy. Consider the friction between Jack and the ?I?d do it this way? Grant. Consider the parallelism between the Doctor and Herrapath [SIC], the bad luck with women, the opium problem, etc.

I thought it as the second best of the first 5, with only the first book being better. Well written.

And the sea chase between The Leopard and the Dutchman were outstanding.

Can?t wait for the next one.
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- JustBob

A joy to listen to.

This book, as well as the others in the series, are a joy to either listen to or read--especially after the first or second volumes when you have your "sea legs" and can understand the jargon.
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- EJH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books