Jan 25, 2022

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) By {author, Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) Best Read || [Patrick O'Brian] Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) Best Read || [Patrick O'Brian] - Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels), Master and Commander Vol Book Aubrey Maturin Novels The classic first novel of the epic Aubrey Maturin series widely considered the best historical novels ever written Richard Snow New York Times Ardent gregarious British naval officer Jack Aubrey i

  • Publisher‏:‎ W. W. Norton & Company (August 17, 1990)
  • Publication date‏:‎ August 17, 1990
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 1842 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 457 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) Best Read || [Patrick O'Brian], Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels), Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander Vol Book Aubrey Maturin Novels The classic first novel of the epic Aubrey Maturin series widely considered the best historical novels ever written Richard Snow New York Times Ardent gregarious British naval officer Jack Aubrey is elated to be given his first appointment as commander the fourteen gun ship HMS Sophie Meanwhileafter a heated first encounter that nearly

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) Best Read || [Patrick O'Brian] Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) Best Read || [Patrick O'Brian] - Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels), Master and Commander Vol Book Aubrey Maturin Novels The classic first novel of the epic Aubrey Maturin series widely considered the best historical novels ever written Richard Snow New York Times Ardent gregarious British naval officer Jack Aubrey i Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) Best Read || [Patrick O'Brian]
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Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

238 thought on “Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  1. For my commentary on this book, I ll reference the tags that asks you to choose between for the plot, mood, pace, and characters Patrick O Brian s work, and Master and Commander in particular, is not served well by these kinds of choices There are surprising plot elements, and ones that are foreshadowed long in advance There are parts of the book that are light hearted and hopeful, and parts that are very dark The pace is slow as a walk on the island of Mahon, and fast as the seconds on the deck [...]


  2. As others mentioned, I had previously read the printed version and was terribly disappointed in finding missing material, especially the brain surgery that exemplifies the doctor s genius When kindle came out with an update I was so hoping that the commissions had been rectified Unfortunately they have not This kindle edition ought to be clearly marked as ABRIDGED I would very much like my money back Shame on you for your sloppy work.


  3. After reading the Charles Hayden series by S Thomas Russell I was very excited to find a 20 book series based on the character Jack Aubrey I was tempted to buy the whole Patrick O Brien series but decided to start off with the first volume, Master and Commander What a disappointment First, as noted in other reviews, O Brien s writing in the style of old English is tedious beyond description.Second, there is virtually no character development I note others disagree However, the character developm [...]


  4. This is the first volume in O Brian s wonderful series about the life and career of Jack Aubrey and his friend and companion Stephen Maturin, a surgeon and spy, who joins him on his very first command, the Sophie.I only gave this first volume four stars because as others have mentioned it is a bit slow, in the beginning, as there are so many characters that need to be introduced, along with some background to give them context, and a lot of historical information necessary for the reader to unde [...]


  5. This story is tedious and contains a great quantity of old time nautical terms, so much that it takes away from the story I m a sailor since early youth I grew up on the water, boating, and sailing As an adult, I spent 6 years in the US Coast Guard So I feel I have at least a better than average knowledge of nautical terms But found this book really stretched my understanding and caused me to stop and look up the writer s nautical terms at least every other page of the book.The book would be muc [...]


  6. The greatest historical fiction series ever written in the 20th century It owes a debt to the authors of Royal Navy based fiction that went before but easily surpasses them all O Brian himself said that his secret was focusing on the lives, interests and surroundings of his characters, without enslaving them to mechanical plot devices The opening scene alone, Port Mahon, April 1, 1800, sets the stage for one of best literary friendships of all time.


  7. I ve been meaning to get round to reading Patrick O Brian for years, having heard good things So many other books to read though and so little time I finally got around to reading this and now I will have to read them all I just loved it I can understand why other reviewers feel put off by the prevalence of very detailed nineteenth century naval terminology Not being expert on this myself and not aspiring to be, I found it helped to think of it as analogous to technobabble in Star Trek Next Gene [...]


  8. Master commanderI have often said that I like books with plots, but Master Commander made me rethink that True, I like things happening, but that s not exactly plot In fact, I realised, as I was reading this, that the characters that inhabit the book are most important.The plot, such as it is, is fairly simple In the late 18th early 19th century, when Britain is at war with Spain and France, Jack Aubrey is given a ship to command a fairly small, average sort of ship, if I ve understood correctly [...]


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