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by Patrick O'Brian

  • ISBN: 0007180829
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Publisher: PerfectBound (November 25, 2003)
  • FB2 size: 1439 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Patrick O'Brian is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. His first novel, Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories have recently been reprinted by HarperCollins.

Patrick O'Brian is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He translated many works from French into English, among the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle.

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Post Captain is the second historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1972

Post Captain is the second historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1972. It features the characters of Captain Jack Aubrey and naval surgeon Stephen Maturin in the early 19th century and is set in the Napoleonic Wars. During the brief Peace of Amiens, Aubrey and Maturin live in a country house allowing both of them to meet the women they love. The mores of courtship restrict both men as to making a proposal of marriage.

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Author(s): Patrick O'Brian. Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin Book 2). Published January 1st 2004 by Books on Tape. Audio Cassette, 13 pages. Author(s): Patrick O'Brian. ISBN: 0393307069 (ISBN13: 9780393307061). ISBN: 0736622241 (ISBN13: 9785555358622).

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Wonderful, historical novel set during the Napoleonic Wars full of action so real you will smell the smoke and hear the roar of cannons. This is a series for anyone who loves Naval history set in the early 1800's.

O'Brian writes a cracking good story that is not only filled with action, but also the political views of the era, natural history as it was understood then, philosophy and fascinating details of the everyday lives of both officers and ordinary seamen.

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are complex characters that display the finest nobility, and at times the lowest of behavior, making them larger than life heroes with feet of clay that we can all identify with. There is also a splendid cast of supporting characters, many of which appear in his future works, as well.

All in all, O'Brian certainly deserves recognition as one of the top historical writers of his era.
This is an unorthodox review in that I thouroughly enjoyed this book and in fact I am deep into the third volume of the series.
What is unusual is that I can’t really explain why other than it is a very strong story, strong eccentric characters and a true sense of heroic adventure. And truly, what more can one want.
I needed to adjust to Mr O’Brian’s writing style in that he moves very quickly from one conversation and scene to another without the usual clues such as a break in the page or start of a new chapter. The prose, written in an early 19th century conversational style, also required a short adjustment period for me to get into an easy reading rhythm. The story contains much technical language concerning nineteenth century sailing practices, terms, and sail configurations that are completely beyond me. However, despite my ignorance, Mr O’Brian conveys such an urgency, desperation, danger and bravery in his naval battles that I found I was holding my breath as I read.
As I said, this is an unorthodox review in that it seems to convey more negatives than positives but I do very highly recommend POST COMMANDER for its characters, story, and adventures.
Every Patrick O'Brien novel - especially all of the Aubrey Maturin series - should be required reading for anyone who loves a great story with compelling characters, adventure, suspense and just the slightest touch of romance. Add to that that they are steeped in actual history - based on the logbooks of the RN captains who sailed in the era about which he writes - these are history lessons in the most entertaining form imaginable. Highest recommendation i could possibly give.
Conflict of every kind in Post Captain and without conflict there's no point in reading a novel. I love the history learned through trials and tribulations of Aubrey and Maturin and the characters are coming more to life in this 2nd book than they were in Master and Commander. I am glad I read this book and you will be too if choose to read it. I recommend it. I don't think you can find better entertainment at a cheaper price.
My second time through the series, and what a treat to have both the audio and the text to illuminate each other -- they really do. As a confirmed terrestrial, the first go-round I let the nautical language and some other arcana that O'Brian loved to throw in just wash over me---I was in a tearing hurry, cracking on, not a minute to lose, with child to finish each book! This time, the ruminations on existence, passages of exquisite, poignant and pellucid description stand out, as they would in any novel away from the sea.

These are not just sea adventure stories, although they're amazingly good sea adventure stories. I often go to sleep while being read to, but one of the chapters in this one had me lying in bed covering my eyes, even though it was dark.

There's more land business in this novel than most of them, but I found the sharp wit, recreation of 19th Century England, and characters every bit what you'd want from a writer who loved Jane Austen but has his own genius rather than aping hers -- he owns the early 19th Century as if he were born there, without ever sounding stilted. He's in his element.

I'm trying to limit myself to buying no more than one of these a month, but it's hard. I recommend getting the book and the audio together -- much cheaper than the audio alone, and hardly more expensive than the book by itself. So, Amazon, you've just reeled me in, you scrubs. Eighteen books, and audio, to go. A nice piece of coin, but having the whole series on my Kindle is a lot cheaper than therapy or a spa membership.
We find Aubrey with his finances wrecked, fleeing creditors and arrest in France by Bonaparte’s police. His only chance for a command is an experimental, almost un-sailable ship that likes going backwards as well as forwards. The crew is assigned an impossible mission; and mutiny is in the sea air-
Five stars!
This is the second book in O'Brian's Aubrey series that runs for 22 novels. They are all set in the Napoleonic War period and are based on solid research of the time, the French and English navies, the incredible complexity of sailing ships, and the behaviors of men and women of the time. Truly, the series is a step back in time, and it is so satisfying that this is my second time through the series. I admit that I am ex-Navy, that I have raced 14-foot sailboats, and that those experiences help makes these stories fascinating to me. Even so, I believe these stories will be interesting, even compelling, to any lay reader interested in excellent history.
Someone who has 283 reviews hardly needs another one, but for the record here it is. This was a good read, early 19th century and the action parts were gripping and suspenseful. The author obviously knows his Napoleonic Navy through and through, even down to the correct Navy slang and mannerisms of the time. The conversations between the male protagonists and their feminine counterparts are sometimes dull but never the less, this book would make a good movie.

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