Jack Aubrey arrives home to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He begins to live the life of a gentleman, but is soon reduced to a pauper. He flees to France to seek refuge, but finds himself a hunted fugitive as Napoleon has ordered the internment of all Englishmen.
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As the first sentences of Post Captain roll off actor Robert Hardy's tongue, you know you're somewhere you've never been before: the high seas in the early 19th century. Hardy's rich rendition of Patrick O'Brian's 1972 novel, a follow-up to Master and Commander, starts with series heroes Captain Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin enjoying a brief period of peace. Soon enough, though, the Napoleonic Wars resume, and the seafaring adventures continue. (Running time: 4.5 hours, three cassettes) --Lou SchulerFrom the Inside Flap:
3 Cassettes, 4 1/2 hours
Read by Robert Hardy
Audio contains the sails of a square-rigged ship illustration.
The 2nd installment in O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series
"The best historical novels ever written..."
-The New York Times Book Review
"They're funny, they're exciting, they're informative. There are legions of us who gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey."
-The New Yorker
Post Captain is the second novel in Patrick O'Brian's beloved adventure series. In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, Royal Navy, taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held-harbor. Stephen Maturin's struggles, with himself as much as with a proud and intelligent woman, are woven into Aubrey's, straining their friendship at times to the breaking point.
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Book Description HarperCollins 1997, 1997. Book Condition: New. New sealed audio cassette set. Case may show some slight shelf wear but cassettes fine and unused. Audio Cassettes, Fiction. Bookseller Inventory # A118748