Surgeon's Mate Author:Patrick O'Brian Read by Tim Pigott-Smith — Three Cassettes, 5 hours — The 7th installment in the Aubrey/Maturin Series. — Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest vitory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the Fren intelligence network in the New Worl... more »d, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing. the chase that follows is as thrilling and unexpected as anything O'Brian has written.« less
this is a novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series, which just gets better and better. I am trying *so hard* not to read them all in a row, as I can only read them for the first time once, and I will have the rest of my life to reread them in a row if I wish (and I bet I could do that forever). I'm trying to make the excitable tension of wondering what comes next last as long as possible, and O'Brian never fails me.