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[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]
[Read by Simon Vance]
This ninth volume in Patrick O'Brian's beloved Aubrey-Maturin series is full of suspense, taking on the role of both nautical adventure and spy story. The polished prose vividly evokes the nineteenth century atmosphere.
All of Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage, for the stockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.
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This segment of the Aubrey saga is set in Malta, where the captain's "small, sweet-sailing frigate" is undergoing repairs. The island, however, is swarming with Napoleonic agents, which means that Stephen Maturin must do everything in his power to avert sabotage. A typical O'Brian cocktail of action and intrigue.From the Publisher:
9 1.5-hour cassettes
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Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2005. MP3 CD. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020786180242
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc. MP3 CD. Condition: Good. 0786180242 Good condition ex-library book with usual library markings and stickers. Seller Inventory # Z0786180242Z3