A companion to O'Brian's sea novels, this concise, historical overview offers a straightforward explanation of what daily life was like in Admiral Horatio Nelson's navy. Including wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy, the meticulously researched text provides an unparalleled insight into life during wartime in the Napoleonic era, and offers an evocative companion to the world of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin.
|Publisher||Clipper Audio; 2020|
Jack Aubrey is promoted to Commodore and sent on a mission to make a dent in the slave trade off the coast of Africa. On his return he is to intercept a French fleet with a cargo of weapons bound for Ireland. Book 17 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
Sequel to: 'The Mauritius Command' (4805). Captain Jack Aubrey and his surgeon and friend, Stephen Maturin, sail to Australia with a hold full of convicts to rescue Governor Bligh. Also on board is a beautiful and dangerous spy and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew. Book 5 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
Sequel to: 'Post Captain' (4375). Jack Aubrey accepts a commission to convey a British ambassador to the British Indies in a voyage which takes him on a mission through the archipelago of spice islands where he has to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues and the enemy.. Book 3 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
THE HUNDRED DAYS
Napoleon escapes from Elba, and the fate of Europe hinges on a desperate mission: Stephen Maturin must ferret out the French dictator's secret link to the powers of Islam, and Jack Aubrey must destroy it. Book 19 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
MASTER AND COMMANDER
Jack Aubrey's first action in command of a man-of-war in Nelson's time.The book establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship's surgeon and an intelligence agent. Book 1 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
THE MAURITIUS COMMAND
Sequel to: 'HMS Surprise' (4722). Captain Aubrey is ashore without a command until Maturin arrives with secret orders for him to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope. His task is made more difficult by two of his own captains: Lord Clonfert and Captain Corbet, a man with a reputation for great severity. Book 4 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
Sequel to: 'Master and Commander' (3771). Arriving back in England, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin live the lives of country gentlemen. When Jack loses his money their comfortable existence ends and Jack flees abroad to seek refuge. Instead he finds himself a hunted man.. Book 2 in 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.
THE UNKNOWN SHORE
The Wager is parted from her squadron in storms off Cape Horn and eventually gets driven onto the rocks and sinks. The survivors soon succumb to mutiny and drunkenness but, guided by a band of Indians, they make their way north and finally find safety in Valparaiso. Prequel to the 'Aubrey and Maturin' series.