Friends of the Albany Library HMS Surprise

ISBN 13: 9780007261710

HMS Surprise

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9780007261710: HMS Surprise

"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."―Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press

Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...

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The stakes are high as HMS Surprise opens, and actor Robert Hardy's sterling reading never lets you forget them. Hardy makes Patrick O'Brian's third novel of high-seas adventure--written in 1973 and set mainly in 1805 on the waters surrounding India and the Orient--seem as immediate as an overdrawn checking account. Money plays a big role, and Captain Jack Aubrey stands to make a lot of it. All he has to do is find Napoleon's fleet--and take their gold away from them. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Lou Schuler

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2 cassettes/ 3 hours
Read by Robert Hardy
Abridged
AudioBook contains an illustration of the sails of a square-rigged ship.

The 3rd installment in O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series

"The best historical novels ever written..."
-The New York Times Book Review

Third in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this novel is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company.  Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority.  But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams; the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet . . . .

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