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Publisher's Summary

At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States. The shock and barbarity of hand-to-hand fighting are sharpened by O'Brian's exact sense of period, his eye for landscape and his feel for a ship under sail.
©1993 The Estate of the late Patrick O'Brian CBE (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Jarmo on 04-24-16

4th book, still on same voyage.

Would you listen to The Wine-Dark Sea again? Why?

Just relistened the whole series this far, to get a better picture of the whole.

Any additional comments?

And it's still great. Best series ever, with not a hint of quality drop.

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By Mark on 01-22-14

Another brilliant episode

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

highly recommended, this work continues to story in the same depth and detail that makes this a stand-out piece by a legendary author

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wine-Dark Sea?

from start to finish the pace is relentless and told with a magnificence which has me re running it so as not to lose a detail.

What does Ric Jerrom bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

flow and pronunciation is impeccable the Latin does not phase him and the characterisation makes following the story a delight

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The most compelling sea drama ever

Any additional comments?

hurry up and finish the series, please

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By Traintraveller on 06-13-17

An older Aubrey and Maturin

Not as good as some of his first books, the wine dark sea gets a bit predictable , though there is everything the we have come to expect: battles at sea, naturalising, intelligence, trips to distant lands etc.
Jerrom's interpretation adds immensely as always.

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