The Ionian Mission

 
9780007261765: The Ionian Mission

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin set sail on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, as ever fighting against the odds.

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate action of his early days.

A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship, and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds, come triumphantly into their own. The book ends with as fierce and thrilling an action as any in this magnificent series of novels.

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'…full of the energy that comes from a writer having struck a vein… Patrick O'Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.' James Hamilton- Paterson

'You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O'Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.' Kevin Myers, Irish Times

'In a highly competitive field it goes straight to the top. A real first-rater.' Mary Renault

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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days.

A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands. All his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own. The book ends with as fierce and thrilling an action as any in this magnificent series of novels.

'Everything that is said of the amazing Dr Maturin – 'Such a range of inquiry, such erudition, such illuminating comparisons, such flashes of wit!' – also applies to Patrick O'Brian.'
T.J. BINYON, 'Times Literary Supplement'

'Cemented over the years and across the seven seas by good writing and good humour, the friendship between surgeon and intelligence agent Maturin and that lion-in-action and ass ashore, Jack Aubrey, may yet rank with Athos-D'Artagnan or Holmes-Watson as part of the permanent literature of adventure.'
STEPHEN VAUGHAN,'Observer'

‘'The Ionain Mission' is witty, funny, erudite and exciting… a triumph.’
HELEN LUCY BURKE, 'Irish Press'

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Book Description HarperCollins Audiobooks, London, 2009. Audio Book (CD). Book Condition: New. 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall. Abridged on 3 CDs, running time 3 hours. Read by Robert Hardy. An Aubrey-Maturin adventure. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. Jack is now a senior Captain commanding a ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this isa longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands. All his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumpantly into their own. The book ends with as fierce and thrilling an action as any in this magnificent series of novels. Bookseller Inventory # 008244

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