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  1. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Come cheer up my lads, tis to glory we steerTo add something new to this wonderful year To honour we call you, not press you like slaves,For who are so free as we sons of the wavesPatrick O Brian, The Commodore quoting the sailor song Hearts of Oak Captain Aubrey technically Post Captain gets frocked or the Naval equivalent and now commands a squadron of ships This was a temporary rank given to high ranking captains without making them admirals, thus saving the Navy the cost, but stiCome cheer up my lads, tis to glory we steerTo add something new to this wonderful year To honour we call you, not press you like slaves,For who are so free as we sons of the wavesPatrick O Brian, The Commodore quoting the sailor song Hearts of Oak Captain Aubrey technically Post Captain gets frocked or the Naval equivalent and now commands a squadron of ships This was a temporary rank given to high ranking captains without making them admirals, thus saving the Navy the cost, but still giving the captains the prestige they needed to command multiple vessels Aubrey and Maturin head to the coast of Africa to disrupt the slave trade, but not before Maturin meets his daughter and discovers his wife has disappeared The high points of this book is Maturin meeting his daughter who is considerd slow and in the final scenes with Maturin is reunited with his wife From the action side, there is a fleet action at the end of the book that seems like one of those magical juggling acts that only O Brian can pull off He throws so many details in the air, and spins and swirls, and keeps them all floating in his narrative that the reader is left amazed that everything doesn t come crashing down The book contains a great deal of information about leadership as Aubrey discovers the difficulty in commanding a squadron of captains with various capabilities There is also several amazing discourses on slavery and the slave trade something that would definitely have been an oversight if O Brian didn t cover it before the series ends in 3.5 books I may be wrong, but the story told about Aubrey s victories during the slave trades broadly resemble the exploits of the HMS Black Joke Anyway, it was a fascinating bit of naval history and the details were fantastic It wasn t my favorite O Brian, but there is always soul in his books They breathe and they hurt and they stretch you as you read every one of them I m getting close enough to the end of the series that I m already feeling a bit sad knowing this is the 17 and that there are only 20 and one unfinished novel This isn t an unusual feeling, I usually get this way anytime I m on the backhalf of a work of genius


  2. Karla Karla says:

    This installment in the Aubrey Maturin saga has definitely been a late series high point After several books at sea, our duo makes port at home where they find high drama in their personal lives Jack s wife Sophie has taken extreme umbrage at the nearby presence of Clarissa Oakes, Jack s former passenger on a previous voyage who has a dress from the same bolt of cloth Jack gave her facepalm And Stephen returns to find his wife Diana MIA when the reality of their daughter Bridget s autism be This installment in the Aubrey Maturin saga has definitely been a late series high point After several books at sea, our duo makes port at home where they find high drama in their personal lives Jack s wife Sophie has taken extreme umbrage at the nearby presence of Clarissa Oakes, Jack s former passenger on a previous voyage who has a dress from the same bolt of cloth Jack gave her facepalm And Stephen returns to find his wife Diana MIA when the reality of their daughter Bridget s autism became too much for her to cope with Stephen s head butting with Jack s mother in law over Bridget is delicious They re soon back at sea on a mission that is quite different from anything O Brian has written so far capturing slave traders There s all kinds of drama and tension within Jack s squadron one of the captains is a flogger, the other a sodomite and their ships are in total chaos which Jack, as the Commodore, has to navigate as mutiny and infighting threaten to shred all order.As with all the books, there are so many beautifully rendered scenes that are amazingly crafted in their brevity O Brian can impart such meaning with only a sentence or two, making his characters so dimensional they fairly leap from the page


  3. Jocelyn Jocelyn says:

    I abandoned Tristram Shandy s light hearted social commentary for a story with guts Patrick O Brian never fails to deliver Jack Aubrey has his first fleet command Part of the plot revolves around a contrast among the leadership styles of three ships captains 1 flog your people until they achieve your standard of perfection 2 have sex with your favorites 3 train your team so that they master a rewarding skill in this case, sailing the ship and working its guns so as to maximize the potent I abandoned Tristram Shandy s light hearted social commentary for a story with guts Patrick O Brian never fails to deliver Jack Aubrey has his first fleet command Part of the plot revolves around a contrast among the leadership styles of three ships captains 1 flog your people until they achieve your standard of perfection 2 have sex with your favorites 3 train your team so that they master a rewarding skill in this case, sailing the ship and working its guns so as to maximize the potential for taking prizes with minimal loss of life.The results of these three styles 1 a mutinous crew that is bound to mishandle the ship in a battle 2 a crew of insiders and outsiders who resent each other 3 an efficient fighting crew who will follow their captain anywhere.As always, O Brian gets the human touches just right The friendship between Stephen s autistic daughter and his Irish servant Jack s fractious mother in law in her new profession as a bookie Stephen s unexpected attraction to Mrs Wood, an amateur naturalist and the wife of the English governor of Freetown in West Africa Her voice Her eyes No, no, my motives are entirely pure Her hand in mine No, no, that was affection as for an uncle Still, I might as well look my best when I visit her tomorrow Unless you happen to be reading The Unknown Shore


  4. Jamie Collins Jamie Collins says:

    Jack and Stephen return home after a voyage around the world and an absence of years Stephen meets his young daughter for the first time but does not find the picture of domestic happiness that he wished for Jack and Sophie are reunited but soon have a falling out over a couple of painful misunderstandings.They return to sea, Jack having been given command of a squadron and sent publicly to harass slavers off the coast of Africa and privately to intercept a French invasion force Already distu Jack and Stephen return home after a voyage around the world and an absence of years Stephen meets his young daughter for the first time but does not find the picture of domestic happiness that he wished for Jack and Sophie are reunited but soon have a falling out over a couple of painful misunderstandings.They return to sea, Jack having been given command of a squadron and sent publicly to harass slavers off the coast of Africa and privately to intercept a French invasion force Already disturbed over his private troubles, he has to deal with one barely competent flogging captain and another who is destroying discipline on his ship by consorting with young crewmembers.This book contains one of my favorite passages, where Stephen overhears Jack playing the violin alone and realizes that Jack has long been disguising his musical ability in order to match Stephen s skill level


  5. K.M. Weiland K.M. Weiland says:

    Charming as ever, although featuring one of O Brian srambling and anticlimactic plots.


  6. Robert Robert says:

    Having circum navigated the globe, Aubrey and Maturin have an interlude back in England before setting off to fight the slave trade off the coast of Africa These interludes are the weakest parts of this saga, for me I just get a bit bored quite quickly But soon enough we re back at sea with Aubrey in command of a small fleet for the second time and then matters fairly whizz along, like a ship clapping on sail, right up to the sky scrapers The problems of fleet command present new challenges Having circum navigated the globe, Aubrey and Maturin have an interlude back in England before setting off to fight the slave trade off the coast of Africa These interludes are the weakest parts of this saga, for me I just get a bit bored quite quickly But soon enough we re back at sea with Aubrey in command of a small fleet for the second time and then matters fairly whizz along, like a ship clapping on sail, right up to the sky scrapers The problems of fleet command present new challenges for Aubrey and Maturin faces new and old family challenges.A pleasant, competent entry into this series, neither the worst nor the best and only threeto go


  7. AJ Nolan AJ Nolan says:

    Another book set mostly at sea, which I enjoy This book marks Aubrey s move to a ship of the line, acting as a Commodore of a fleet, very much coming of age as a captain, nearing his advancement as an admiral He and Stephen are feeling their age a bit, and maturing overall Stephen also meets his daughter, who seems to be on the autism spectrum, and she is interestingly written There is also a bit on the dangers of homosexuality in a ship, not out of moral reasons, butin having a captai Another book set mostly at sea, which I enjoy This book marks Aubrey s move to a ship of the line, acting as a Commodore of a fleet, very much coming of age as a captain, nearing his advancement as an admiral He and Stephen are feeling their age a bit, and maturing overall Stephen also meets his daughter, who seems to be on the autism spectrum, and she is interestingly written There is also a bit on the dangers of homosexuality in a ship, not out of moral reasons, butin having a captain repaying sexual favors with favoritism, undermining the overall moral of the ship This is a delicate area to write, because you don t want to whitewash history and historical attitudes in favor of modern attitudes and understanding, but Stephen and Jack would lose their likeability if they were close minded and bigoted O Brian demonstrates a nice balance in this, letting Jack express some ignorance in his evaluation and understanding of sexuality, religion and race, with Stephen serving as a nice counterpoint


  8. Greg Strandberg Greg Strandberg says:

    This book has a jaunty pace and some quick turns In other words, it keeps things moving and you get through the 300 or so pages pretty fast I really have to say that the earlier volumes were the best of the series.


  9. C. A. Powell C. A. Powell says:

    Aubrey and Maturin continue their saga A large part of the story is land based where Jack Aubrey is not the most perceptive of people In fact, he is apt to be a bit of a buffoon Once at sea, he becomes the perfect seaman Like all of these books, The Commodore is very gripping and a good read.


  10. Anna Anna says:

    I love how the author addsdepth to Aubrey s character in the last books, subtle details that make him eveninteresting, be that his violin prowess or mathematical and nautical papers he writes.


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The Commodore Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa OakesMuch of The Commodore takes place on land, in sitting rooms and in drafty castles, but the roar of the great guns is never far from our hearing Aubrey and Maturin are sent on a bizarre decoy mission to the fever ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade But their ultimate destination is Ireland, where the French are mounting an invasion that will test Aubrey s seamanship and Maturin s resourcefulness as a secret intelligence agent ➹ [Read] ➵ Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Environmental Samples, Second Edition By Jose L Tadeo ➼ – 9facts.co.uk Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances For Jack it is a happy homecoming [PDF] ❤ Practical Research Methods in Education By Mike Lambert – 9facts.co.uk at least initially [Download] ✤ On the Edge of the Empires (2nd - 4th C. Ce) Author Rocco Palermo – 9facts.co.uk but for Stephen it is disastrous his little daughter appears to be autistic ❮BOOKS❯ ✮ Prophecy, Behaviour and Change Author Gerald G Smale – 9facts.co.uk incapable of speech or contact [PDF / Epub] ★ Applied Econometrics By Chung-Ki Min – 9facts.co.uk while his wife ➹ [Download] ➵ Sea Serpents, Sailors, and Sceptics By Graham J. McEwan ➼ – 9facts.co.uk Diana ❮Reading❯ ➸ Neoliberal Structural Change and the Electricity Sector Author Lynne Chester – 9facts.co.uk unable to bear this situation [Reading] ➿ Values and Institutions in Health Research Regulation By Shawn H E Harmon – 9facts.co.uk has disappeared ❴PDF / Epub❵ ☄ Fathering in Cultural Contexts Author Jaipaul L. Roopnarine – 9facts.co.uk her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa OakesMuch of The Commodore takes place on land ❮Read❯ ➬ Psychology and Culture Author Lisa Vaughn – 9facts.co.uk in sitting rooms and in drafty castles ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Fathering in Cultural Contexts Author Jaipaul L. Roopnarine – 9facts.co.uk but the roar of the great guns is never far from our hearing Aubrey and Maturin are sent on a bizarre decoy mission to the fever ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave trade But their ultimate destination is Ireland ☃ [PDF / Epub] ☂ Wealth, Inclusive Growth and Sustainability By Shunsuke Managi ✑ – 9facts.co.uk where the French are mounting an invasion that will test Aubrey s seamanship and Maturin s resourcefulness as a secret intelligence agent


About the Author: Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O Brian s acclaimed Aubrey Maturin series of historical novels has been described as a masterpiece David Mamet, New York Times , addictively readable Patrick T Reardon, Chicago Tribune , and the best historical novels ever written Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review , which should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century George Will.Set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, O Brian s twenty volume series centers on the enduring friendship between naval officer Jack Aubrey and physician and spy Stephen Maturin The Far Side of the World, the tenth book in the series, was adapted into a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany The film was nominated for ten Oscars, including Best Picture The books are now available in hardcover, paperback, and e book format.In addition to the Aubrey Maturin novels, Patrick O Brian wrote several books including the novels Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown Shore, as well as biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso He translated many works from French into English, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir, the first volume of Jean Lacouture s biography of Charles de Gaulle, and famed fugitive Henri Cherriere s memoir Papillon O Brian died in January 2000 The Aubrey Maturin Series on Goodreads