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Blue at the Mizzen

Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 20
Auteur(s): Patrick O'Brian
Narrateur(s): Ric Jerrom
Durée: 10 h et 17 min
Catégories: Littérature, Historique
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Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America - where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain - the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences.

The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.

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A triumphant conclusion to the series

I could not have imagined when I started listening to Master and Commander two years ago that I would go through the entire series. Nor that I would find the adventure so engrossing and satisfying. It has been a wonderful alternate reality to share with Captain Aubrey, Dr. Maturin, and all the other characters brought so vibrantly to life by Mr. Jerom.