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The Aubrey-Maturin Chronicles, Vol. 4: The Far Side of the World / The Reverse of the Medal / The Letter of Marque [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Patrick O'Brian , Robert Hardy
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Book Description

5 April 2010 The Aubrey-Maturin Chronicles

A breathtaking collection of sea-faring tales.

For the first time ever Patrick O'Brian's famous and much-loved Aubrey-Maturin novels will be available on audio CD - as omnibus editions and split into seven volumes.

Follow the adventures of Jack Aubrey and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. Theirs is one of the greatest friendships in all literature. These collections are a perfect tribute to such a literary achievement and a perfect gift for the O'Brian enthusiast.

Collection Four contains The Far Side of the World, The Reverse of the Medal, The Letter of Marque.


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  • Audio CD: 12 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (5 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007319339
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007319336
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 13.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 213,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Patrick O’Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey–Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime’s contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Christrmas Listening 5 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The CD set came in time for Christmas.

Having read many of the books by Patrick O' Brian I was sure that I would enjoy listening to these stories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic 13 Jun 2011
By Kwev
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I i have been a huge fan of these novels for years, have read them all 3 or more times, and have been really enjoying this series of audio books - nicely ,though not brilliantly, read by Robert Hardy. He has a tendency to get to sound as though he has got to the end of a line of tect expecting the sentence to end there, and when it doesn't he tacks the final piece up in a slightly lame way.
His characterisation of the two main protagonists is good and improves over the series.
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