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H.M.S. Surprise - Patrick O'Brian
H.M.S. Surprise
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"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."—Helen Lucy Burke, Irish PressThird in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the... show more
"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."—Helen Lucy Burke, Irish PressThird in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393307610 (0393307611)
ASIN: 393307611
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 405
Edition language: English
Series: Aubrey & Maturin (#3)
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 HMS Surprise (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...
D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it
3.0
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|...
carey
carey rated it
Much better than I thought - not too much fighting!
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
(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...
JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
5.0 H.M.S. Surprise
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...
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