Publish date: June 1st 2012
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#3)
bookshelves: summer-2010, historical-fiction, seven-seas, play-dramatisation, napoleonic, war Recommended for: Radio 4 listeners Read from August 18 to 20, 2010 (clickerty) 1/3. blurb - Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry are all to the fore in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set i...
3 – 3.5 starsAs the rating attests I enjoyed this book, but I am not sure if I will ever be one of the rabid legion of fans enamoured of Patrick O’Brian’s work. I certainly enjoyed this book much more than I did [b:Master and Commander|77430|Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin, #1)|Patrick O'Brian|...
Much better than I thought - not too much fighting!
(clickerty)1/3. blurb - Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry are all to the fore in Patrick O'Brian's novel, set in 1804-5 in England, India and on the high seas. Captain Jack Aubrey engages the Spanish at sea and the French on land - but falls victim to enemies at home. Starring D...
My favorite of the first three novels and perhaps of the entire series! HMS Surprise deftly combines the best aspects of the first two books. Love, friendship and war. Frankly, there's so much going on it's hard to believe O'Brian fits it all in comfortably!The amazing thing about this book is how i...