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I loved the film, and really, really wanted to love this book with plans to go on and read others in the series but with the exception of perhaps the first chapter, I found the first hundred pages to be sheer drudgery O Brian is obviously a brilliant writer and scholar, but the lengths to which he luxuriates in nautical lingo coupled with the already flowery however beautiful vernacular of the time rendered the text incredibly inaccessible in terms of a casual read I m years out of sch I loved the film, and really, really wanted to love this book with plans to go on and read others in the series but with the exception of perhaps the first chapter, I found the first hundred pages to be sheer drudgery O Brian is obviously a brilliant writer and scholar, but the lengths to which he luxuriates in nautical lingo coupled with the already flowery however beautiful vernacular of the time rendered the text incredibly inaccessible in terms of a casual read I m years out of school n You know, I ve often been annoyed by the fact that so many times, I never get to experience something the way it was intended, or to its fullest Because someone else always gets there first, and someone s else s eyes are always put in front of mine before I get the chance to do it for myself I recall writing a very emotional paper on Vermeer s Girl With a Pearl Earring, the Chevalier book and the movie that followed along these lines Yeah, I was a silly teenager I often see the parodies of You know, I ve often been annoyed by the fact that so many times, I never get to experience something the way it was intended, or to its fullest Because someone else always gets there first, and someone s else s eyes are always put in front of mine before I get the chance to do it for myself I recall writing a very emotional paper on Vermeer s Girl With a Pearl Earring, the Chevalier book and the movie that Jack Aubrey, the frustrated naval officer, at last, after a long wait, on shore, receives his own ship to command, the brig Sophie, but by the strange ways of the British Royal Navy , called a sloop The year 1800, Napoleon is unstoppable on land, but the British rule the Seas In Port Mahon, on the Mediterranean island of Minorca, captured from the Spanish, allies of the French Aubrey tries to gets his ship ready, war rages, it has for many years He, a music lover, meets Stephen Maturin, on The music room in the Governor s House at Port Mahon, a tall, handsome, pillared octagon, was filled with the triumphant first movement of Locatelli s C major quartet The players were playing with passionate conviction as they mounted towards the penultimate crescendo, towards the tremendous pause and the deep, liberating final chord Maybe it s a blasphemy, but I prefer the Aubrey Maturin series to all others, even Holmes Watson Every book is packed to absolute straining with erudition, wit, history, and thunderous action I read two books from the series every ii I m at it again, but this time I opened up my Aubrey Maturin reread by listening It took a month of commuting, but it was worth the time and the patience, and though I have gleaned no new insights into Master and Commander, my enjoyment of the audio experience wasthan fulfilling enough.O Brian wasn t a big fan of the audio versions of his books, nor of the men reading them To revert to my ideal reader he would avoid obvious emotion, italics and exclamation marks like the plague ii I m at it again, but this time I opened up my Aubrey Maturin reread by listening It took a month of commuting, but it was worth the time and the patience, and though I have gleaned no new insights into Master and Commander, my enjoyment of the audio experience wasthan fulfilling enough.O Brian wasn t a big fan of the audio versions of his books, nor of the men reading them To revert to my ideal reader he would avoid obvious emotion, italics and exclamation marks like the plague trying to put life into flat prose is as useful as flogging a dead horse As a fan of O Brian s flat prose, however, and one who is only coming to the audio books after having read the n Master and Commander begins English author Patrick O Brian s lush and literary epic seafaring historical fiction series based on the career of a naval captain during the time of the Napoleonic Wars Through out the entire series O Brian delves into the themes of love, war and friendship At the heart of MC is the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey and Irish surgeon and naturalist Stephen Maturin When they meet at the book s outset Aubrey a lieutenant without a ship, Maturin a doctor Master and Commander begins English author Patrick O Brian s lush and literary epic seafaring historical fiction series based on the career of a naval captain during the time of the Napoleonic Wars Through out the entire series O Brian delves into the themes of love, war and friendship At the heart of MC is the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey and Irish surgeon and naturalist Stephen Maturin When they meet at the book s outset Aubrey a lieutenant without a ship, Maturin a doctor without a penny they nearly kill one another, but fortune forgives all and these two entirely opposite individuals are brought together into an unlikely but mutually beneficial friendship, one that at times tests boundaries, but also one that warms the reader s heart To fully enjoy these books you must cast your mind into that period, the very dawn on the 19th century, the Age of Sail, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason As much of the story plays out upon ships serving the Royal Navy, English customs a Ahoy, calling all fans of historical fiction This first book in Patrick O Brian s popular series about a captain in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars was a surprising delight.I say surprising because even though I had seen some great reviews of it by fellow Goodreaders, I was intimidated to read it out of fear of the nautical jargon I listened to this on audio narrated by the excellent Simon Vance and I was glad I also had a print copy handy so I could look up some terms My edition Ahoy, calling all fans of historical fiction This first book in Patrick O Brian s popular series about a captain in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars was a surprising delight.I say surprising because even though I had seen some great reviews of it by fellow Goodreaders, I was intimidated to read it out of fear of the nautical jargon I listened to this on audio narrated by the excellent Simon Vance and I was glad I also had a print copy handy so I coul 1.99 Kindle sale, May 2, 2017 The classic high seas adventure In the year 1800, Jack Aubrey sits next Stephen Maturin at a musical performance in Port Mahon, Minorca, a base of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Italy They immediately rub each other the wrong way Both are snappish because of other issues in their lives, and they part planning on next meeting for a duel But when Jack is given his first command of a ship, all is forgiven, and he needs a ship s 1.99 Kindle sale, May 2, 2017 The classic high seas adventure In the year 1800, Jack Aubrey sits next Stephen Maturin at a musical performance in Port Mahon, Minorca, a base of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Italy They immediately rub each other the wrong way Both are snappish because of other issues in their lives, and they part planning on next meeting for a duel But when Jack is given his first command of a ship, all is forgiven, and he needs a ship s surgeon who better than Stephen Stephen, down on his luck, is happy to accept And so begins the first Aubrey Maturin voyage, with Stephen conveniently playing the role of landlubber who needs to be informed of everything naval, so the reader can be informe `Ebook ⇻ Master and Commander (Aubrey & Maturin, #1) ↳ s Britain S Nelson Leads Navy Against Napoleon S France Captain Jack Aubrey, Newly Promoted To Old, Slow HMS Sophie, Is A Brave And Gifted Seaman, His Thirst For Adventure And Victory Immense Aided By Friend And Skilled Ship Surgeon Stephen Maturin, Aubrey And Crew Win Clashes, Finally Hopelessly Outmatched By A Mighty Spanish Frigate