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Exciting chases, storms and battles abound in the captivating and exciting Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian.

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Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 - 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey-Maturin series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centred on the friendship of English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish-Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series, the first of which is Master and Commander, is known for its well-researched and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th-century life, as well as its authentic and evocative language. A partially finished twenty-first novel in the series was published posthumously containing facing pages of handwriting and typescript. Ric Jerrom is an actor, writer and highly established audiobook narrator. He is a leading performer and director with the UK comedy theatre ensemble, Natural Theatre Company. He has narrated a number of titles from big-name authors including Ruth Rendell, Patrick O'Brian and Barbara Taylor Bradford.


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

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