Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN $72.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN $99.00 Ten CDs
The fourth in the Aubrey/Maturin series that begins with MASTER AND COMMANDER is as exciting and delightful as the first three titles. Captain Jack Aubrey is (not happily) ensconced in a small cottage with his wife and newborn twin girls, gloomily awaiting orders to return to sea. Stephen Maturin arrives with those orders, and both set sail on a frigate to the French-held Mauritius Islands for the purpose of engaging in various naval maneuvers and battles. Surely John Lee has no peer when it comes to narrating O’Brian’s works. His enunciation is impeccable. The characters spring to life, and the action of naval battles is dramatic and filled with tension. But what makes Lee’s performance memorable is his matchless ability to capture the humorous dialogues among the characters. S.S.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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