Aubrey/Maturin

27 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 231 ratings

Master and Commander Publisher's Summary

This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
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  • Book 1

    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, Royal Navy, and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against the thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the road of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

    Price: CDN$ 49.98

    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O’Brian’s now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship’s surgeon and an intelligence agent. It displays the qualities which have put O’Brian far ahead of any of his competitors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my all time facorite stories

    • By Scott Wayne Baker on 2018-02-23

    Price: CDN$ 30.07

  • Book 2

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining, and enjoying amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even better the second time around.

    • By Jeff Allan on 2018-08-18

    Price: CDN$ 30.07

  • Book 3

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 3
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    H.M.S. Surprise, the third in O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Aubrey's career in Nelson's navy, as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues, and the enemy, and accepts a commission to convey a British ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage leads him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and through the archipelago of Spice Islands where the French have a near-overwhelming local superiority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The wonderful journey continues

    • By Jeff Allan on 2018-09-20

    Price: CDN$ 30.07

  • Book 4

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 4
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    In The Mauritius Command, Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half-pay without a command until his friend, occasional intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a Commodore's pennant. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains: one a pleasure-seeking dilettante, the other liable to provoke the crew to mutiny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent performance

    • By Brad on 2019-03-27

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 5

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a dangerous disease which decimates the crew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Jeff Allan on 2018-12-12

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 6

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 7

    • The Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 7
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as thrilling, as tense and as unexpected in its culmination as anything Patrick O'Brian has written.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 8

    • The Ionian Mission

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain, commanding a line-of-battle ship sent out to reinforce the squadron blockading Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate action of his early days.... A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek islands. All his old skills of seamanship - and luck when fighting against odds - come triumphantly into their own as the story concludes with some fierce and thrilling action.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Bad

    • By Marcus DiGenova on 2018-07-28

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 9

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 9
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the centre stage; for the dockyards 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. 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.

    Price: CDN$ 26.91

  • Book 10

    • The Far Side of the World

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 10
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    It is still the War of 1812 and Jack Aubrey - with his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin - has set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. If they do not come up with her before she rounds the Horn, they must follow her into the Great South Sea and as far across the Pacific as she may lead them.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 11

    • The Reverse of the Medal

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 11
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jack Aubrey is back in London after a successful mission. On the advice of an acquaintance he uses the time to invest some of his prize money. However when the investments link him to London's powerful criminal element and land him in jail it looks as if he has lost his post captaincy and the H.M.S. Surprise. It is once again up to ship's surgeon and covert agent Stephen Maturin to rescue his hapless friend.

    Price: CDN$ 35.16

    • The Reverse of the Medal

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 11
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Jack Aubrey returns from his duties protecting whalers off South America and is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make investments in the City on the strength of supposedly certain information. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage - the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs to be read as part of the series

    • By Jeff Allan on 2017-10-09

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 12

    • The Letter of Marque

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In The Letter of Marque, Jack is once again aboard his beloved Surprise but stripped of his post captaincy for a crime he did not commit. Bought by Stephen, the Surprise has become a privateer. Sailing into French waters, the two concoct a desperate mission which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from his state of disgrace.

    Price: CDN$ 31.76

    • The Letter of Marque

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 12
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great to be back at sea.

    • By Jeff Allan on 2017-10-26

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 13

    • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 13
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin set sail aboard the Diane for the South China Sea, shepherding a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes. If their mission fails, English merchant shipping in the area will be threatened. At the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang, the stage is set for a duel of intelligence agents, pitting the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin against the French envoys, who are already entrenched in the Sultan's favor.

    Price: CDN$ 38.37

    • The Thirteen-Gun Salute

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 13
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Jack Aubrey and his old friend Dr Maturin are sailing on a secret mission with a hand-picked crew, most of them shipmates from the adventures and lucrative voyages of earlier years.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 14

    • The Nutmeg of Consolation

    • Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 14
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    When last seen, Jack and Stephen had been shipwrecked on a desert island in the glittering South China Sea. The Nutmeg of Consolation opens as the castaways fashion a makeshift vessel from the wreckage, only to have it destroyed in a fiery attack by Malay pirates. Only the wondrous ingenuity of Stephen, along with the unexpected appearance of one of Jack's oldest allies, leads them to escape, and to dubious safety in a penal colony at New South Wales.

    Price: CDN$ 32.35

    • The Nutmeg of Consolation

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 14
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O Brian or Stephen Maturin could devise.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

  • Book 15

    • Clarissa Oakes

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 15 (Unabridged)
    • Written by: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Captain Jack Aubrey sails away from the hated Australian prison colonies in his favourite vessel the Surprise, pondering on middle age and sexual frustration. He soon becomes aware that he is out of touch with the mood of his ship: to his astonishment he finds that in spite of a lifetime's experience he does not know what the foremost hands or even his own officers are thinking.

    Price: CDN$ 28.21

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