Literature Patrick O'Brian The Hundred Days

ISBN 13: 9780002257893

The Hundred Days

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9780002257893: The Hundred Days

This novel sees Aubrey and Maturin in the thick of Europe's attempt to prevent the French emperor from regaining his power.

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In this, actor Robert Hardy's fourth reading from Patrick O'Brian's celebrated historical novels, series heroes Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in very different circumstances from when we first meet them. In Master and Commander, the first of the series, Aubrey is young and full of himself, and through Hardy's performance we can practically hear Aubrey's puffed-out chest. But in The Hundred Days, Aubrey is a commodore, famous throughout the British Empire for his naval exploits, and Hardy reflects the confidence that comes with those accomplishments. Meanwhile, his best friend, surgeon-spy Stephen Maturin, is wasting away as the audiocassette opens, in deep mourning for his recently deceased wife. But soon enough, both are pulled into great adventure again--in this case, Napoleon's final campaign--and the fate of the Empire rests on their ability to stop the fitting out of a new French fleet and to keep a shipment of gold from reaching a mercenary army. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Lou Schuler

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7 1.5-hour cassettes

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Patrick O'Brian
Published by Harpercollins Uk (1998)
ISBN 10: 0002257890 ISBN 13: 9780002257893
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