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H.M.S. Surprise (Aubrey & Maturin #3) Amid Sights And Smells Of The Indian Subcontinent Explore Ships Of The East India Company Aubrey Is On The Defensive, Pitting Wits And Seamanship Against An Enemy Enjoying Overwhelming Local Superiority Somewhere In The Indian Ocean Lies The Prize That Could Make Him Rich Ships Sent By Napoleon To Attack The China Fleet. Jack, you have debauched my sloth. 3 3.5 starsAs the rating attests I enjoyed this book, but I am not sure if I will ever be one of the rabid legion of fans enamoured of Patrick O Brian s work I certainly enjoyed this book muchthan I did Master and Commander which, quite frankly, I found opaque and uninteresting I also skipped over the second book in the series since Aubrey and Maturin on land worrying about their love lives didn t really seem like the next best point to re try getting into the series For some reason I 3 3.5 starsAs the rating attests I enjoyed this book, but I am not sure if I will ever be one of the rabid legion of fans enamoured of Patrick O Brian s work I certainly enjoyed this book muchthan I did Master and Commander which, quite frankly, I found opaque and uninteresting I also skipped over the second book in the series since Aubrey and Maturin on land worrying about their love lives didn t really seem like the next best point t Thus to the Eastern wealth through storms we go But now, the Cape once doubled, fear noA constant trade wind will securely blow,And gently lay us on the spicy shore HMS Surprise is the name of the latest command of Captain Jack Aubrey, a frigate with a ragtag crew sent on a solitary mission to the Indian Ocean The book debuts with a messy affair involving Doctor Aubrey Maturin who is betrayed by his own side and tortured by the French in Minorca and the ususal financial troubles for JaThus to the Eastern wealth through storms we go But now, the Cape once doubled, fear noA constant trade wind will securely blow,And gently lay us on the spicy shore HMS Surprise is the name of the latest command of Captain Jack Aubrey, a frigate with a ragtag crew sent on a solitary mission to the Indian Ocean The In praising Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin books I am on well trodden ground In a sense, it is superfluous to do so so many people, of such varied and excellent taste, have praised these books to the skies that further lauds from the modest likes of me are hardly necessary Still, I m glad to add my words These stories concern Jack Aubrey, a ship captain in the English Navy at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, and his great friend Stephen Maturin, an Irish Catalan doctor and spy who in the f In praising Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin books I am on well trodden ground In a sense, it is superfluous to do so so many people, of such varied and excellent taste, have praised these books to the skies that further lauds from the modest likes of me are hardly necessary Still, I m glad to add my words These stories concern Jack Aubrey, a ship captain in the English Navy at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, and his great friend Stephen Maturin, an Irish Catalan doctor and spy who in the first book joins Jack s crew as ship doctor.As H M S Surpries opens, political machinations cost Jack his prize money earned in the previous book0, and Stephen s cover in Spain is blown As a res I like listening to this book better than reading it, I think This one is steeped in the emotional lives of Jack and Stephen It s the first that really starts showing us how deeply these men feel about each other and the others they care about, and hearing it rather than reading it adds a level of intimacy that increases the novel s emotional satisfaction It opens with Stephen s torture at the hands of the French, and Jack s daring rescue Captain Jack cares for his wounded friend with a tend I like listening to this book better than reading it, I think This one is steeped in the emotional lives of Jack and Stephen It s the first that really starts showing us how deeply these men feel about each other and the others they care about, and hearing it rather than reading it adds a level of intimacy that increases the novel s emotional satisfaction It opens with Stephen s torture at the hands of the French, and Jack s daring rescue Captain Jack cares for his wounded friend with a tenderness that belies his massive frame, and he can t help but be rattled by the state in which he finds Stephen HMS Surprise continues in this vein, moving from emotional moment to emotional moment Jack loves Sophie Williams, but cannot marry her because he is arrested for debt and Mrs Williams wants a rich man for her daughter, not just a rank or name It cuts Jack to the quick Stephen loves Diana Villiers Sophie s cousin , but she has run off with Canning, a much This, the third of Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin series, gave me great pleasure in reading This came surely in part by again meeting the old, well loved figures of the previous two books It s true too that this is my third reading of the series as a whole, so a kind of nostalgia was partly in play However that was certainly not all there was to it.This book includes some extremely harrowing as well as uplifting sections, as well as O Brian s usual streak of humor We haveof Maturin t This, the third of Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin series, gave me great pleasure in reading This came surely in part by again meeting the old, well loved figures of the previous two books It s true too that this is my third reading of the series as a whole, so a kind of nostalgia was partly in play However that was certainly not all there was to it.This book includes some extremely harrowing as well as uplifting sections, as well as O Brian s usual streak of humor We haveof Maturin the secret agent, andof his pursuit of the beautiful and willful Diana Aubrey in his turn is still hoping for an early marriage to Miss Williams, with the approval of her grasping mother, who Maturin warmly describes as the most unromantic beast that ever urged its squat,thick bulk across the face of the protesting earth For most of the book time and great dista This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Quite possibly the finest of the entire 20 volume Aubrey Maturin series by Patrick O Brian, partly because the character of Stephen Maturin is so ruthlessly exposed First, his attachment to Diana Villiers comes to a head Second, his utter devastation after the death of Dil And, finally, his duel with Canning and self surgery afterwards Top that with the Surprise s brilliant action against Linois to save the China Fleet and Aubrey s reattachment to Sophie, and you have a truly wondrous work Quite possibly the finest of the entire 20 volume Aubrey Maturin series by Patrick O Brian, partly because the character of Stephen Maturin is so ruthlessly exposed First, his attachment to Diana Villiers comes to a head Second, his utter devastation after Surely man in general is born to be oppressed or solitary, if he is to be fully humanPatrick O Brian, HMS SurpriseJack, you have debauched my slothPatrick O Brian, H.M.S SurpriseSo, I am now three books into the Aubrey Maturin series and the books are only getting better Master and Commander and Post Captain were 459 to 527 pages respectively, and I wouldn t fault a page However, now it seems O Brian has trimmed and edited these books down to the sub 400 page range and they seemSurely man in general is born to be oppressed or solitary, if he is to be fully humanPatrick O Brian, HMS SurpriseJack, you have debauched my slothPatrick O Brian, H.M.S SurpriseSo, I am now three books into the Aubrey Maturin series and the books are only getting better Master and Commander and Post Captain were 459 to 527 pages respectively, and I wouldn t fault a page However, now it seems O Brian has trimmed and edited these books down to the sub 400 page range and they seem to spirit along nicely In its way, this beginning of this series reminds me a bit of th I m not going to add all twenty O Brians here, because I don t really have individual reviews for them All twenty just stand in my mind as one long reading experience of near unalloyed pleasure But H.M.S SUR


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 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


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