Library Ed. Books on Tape 2003
CS ISBN 0736698620 $80.00 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 0736698639 $104.00/ $18.95(R) Eleven CDs
A big thumbs up to John Lee. Seldom has a book with such wonderful use of the language been captured so skillfully. This first of the Jack Aubrey novels, tales of a British sea captain and his ship's doctor, Stephen Maturin, sailing the seas during the Napoleonic Wars, is a great pleasure to listen to simply to let all that marvelous language wash over you as the exciting plot sweeps you away. These are great buddy books, great adventures, marvelously well told. Listening adds a special quality to these books. Much like the movie, the audio rollicks along, and you're never for a moment bogged down in obscure nautical terms you might feel a duty to look up if reading. O'Brian makes life aboard this microcosm totally believable, and John Lee delivers it with a crisp confidence worthy of stalwart naval disciple. D.G. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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