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. Instead he finds himself a hunted fugitive as Napoleon has ordered the internment of all Englishmen in France.
Patrick O'Brian is regarded by many as the greatest historical novelist of the 20th century. Post Captain is the second novel in his remarkable Aubrey/Maturin series.
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Brilliant series sadly unfinnished
Best audiobook version and a fantastic series production of this book in my humble opinion.
Ric Jerrom is the best narrator of these stories I have heard but sadly the original publisher has gone in to liquidation and there is nothing available after a Wine Dark Sea".
I sincerely hope Audible will work with Mr Jerrom to finish this brilliant body of work!
The second in an amazing 20 book series. All of them unabridged is going to hit the pocket hard, but worth it judging by the first two. I have read them all years ago and listening to them brings back the same excitement and expectation of the first time round. Superb and unrivalled. Naval buffs, treat yourself.