The Thirteen-Gun Salute : Aubrey/Maturin

  • by Patrick O'Brian
  • Narrated by Patrick Tull
  • Series: Aubrey/Maturin
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin set sail aboard the Diane for the South China Sea, shepherding a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes. If their mission fails, English merchant shipping in the area will be threatened. At the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang, the stage is set for a duel of intelligence agents, pitting the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin against the French envoys, who are already entrenched in the Sultan's favor. The thirteenth installment of Patrick O'Brian's hugely successful Aubrey/Maturin series.


What the Critics Say

"The best historical novels ever written." (The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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Perhaps the best one I've heard

It would be difficult to single out one Aubrey/Maturin series novel that shines above the rest, but _The Thirteen Gun Salute_ would definitely be a candidate. Perhaps it is because I have read or listened to all but one of the previous books in the series, and can therefore feel as though I know O'Brian's characters on a level of great familiarity, but I do not think so. This book represents O'Brian at the top of his game, with humor and wit at an all-time high. Patrick Tull, as always, delivers a great performance.
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- Justin

Great Story

Patrick Tull makes the story come alive. One feels as if they are part of the crew. When listening I could smell the sea and feel the movement of the ship. Love Stephens excitment over the wildlife and fauna of the land and sea. O'Brian's stories always take me off to read more about the time and story he is writing about. I disagree with some of the other reviewer that felt they could not distinguish between the characters in the story. I could hear the difference and he has kept the various ones consistent from book to book.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2004
  • Publisher: Recorded Books