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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.
© Patrick O'Brian; (P)1997 HarperCollins UK
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"The Mauritius Command is outstanding." (Observer)
"Exciting news for Mr O'Brian's growing number of fans that his clever stories of Napoleonic seafaring are available as abridged audiobooks. Better still, they're read by salty dog Robert Hardy." (Evening Standard)
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By crumbly on 02-20-06

The Mauritus Command

Gripping story line. Read by a master storyteller

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