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    • The Commodore

    • (Vol. Book 17)
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Having survived a long and desperate adventure in the Great South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin return to England to very different circumstances. For Jack it is a happy homecoming, at least initially, but for Stephen it is disastrous: his little daughter appears to be autistic, incapable of speech or contact, while his wife, Diana, unable to bear this situation, has disappeared, her house being looked after by the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best reader for the best writer.

    • By Bruce Beer on 13-05-2016

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • Master and Commander

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 1
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    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
    • The whole series is excellent

    • By A on 20-07-2016

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • The Wine-Dark Sea

    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States. The shock and barbarity of hand-to-hand fighting are sharpened by O'Brian's exact sense of period, his eye for landscape and his feel for a ship under sail.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • H.M.S. Surprise

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 3
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    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
    • Completely addictive listening!

    • By V on 06-05-2017

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • Post Captain

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 2
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Post Captain-on THE LIST at last!

    • By Michael on 28-10-2016

    Non-member price: $32.77

    • The Mauritius Command

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 4
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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
    • addicted to life at sea

    • By V on 23-05-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Surgeon's Mate

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 7
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Desolation Island

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 5
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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
    • Great seagoing novel

    • By Roger on 03-08-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Clarissa Oakes

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 15 (Unabridged)
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Normally a fan but this was a

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-01-2019

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Hundred Days

    • (Vol. Book 19)
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo. In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering.

    Non-member price: $29.65

    • The Ionian Mission

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 8
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • Treason's Harbour

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 9
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good books

    • By chris on 02-11-2016

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Fortune of War

    • Aubrey-Maturin Series, Book 6
    • By: Patrick O'Brian
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another ripper

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-08-2017

    Non-member price: $30.74

    • The Age of Genius

    • The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
    • By: A. C. Grayling
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    The Age of Genius explores the eventful intertwining of outward event and inner intellectual life to tell, in all its richness and depth, the story of the 17th century in Europe. It was a time of creativity unparalleled in history before or since, from science to the arts, from philosophy to politics. Acclaimed philosopher and historian A. C. Grayling points to three primary factors that led to the rise of vernacular (popular) languages in philosophy, theology, science, and literature.

    Non-member price: $36.54

    • Brass Man

    • Agent Cormac, Book 3
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    On the primitive world Cull, a knight errant called Anderson hunts a dragon, not knowing that elsewhere is a resurrected brass killing machine, Mr Crane, assisting in a similar hunt. Learning that this old enemy still lives, agent Cormac pursues while scientist Mika begins discovering the horrifying truth about an ancient alien technology. Each day is a survival struggle for the people of Cull. Ferocious insectile monsters roam their planet as they try to escape to their forefathers' starship, still orbiting far above them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Almost perfect.

    • By Cameron on 04-09-2018

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • The Line of Polity

    • Agent Cormac, Book 2
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 22 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Outlink station Miranda has been destroyed by a nanomycelium, and the very nature of this sabotage suggests that the alien bioconstruct Dragon - a creature as untrustworthy as it is gigantic - is somehow involved. Sent out on a titanic Polity dreadnought, the Occam Razor, agent Cormac must investigate the disaster.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good But Confusing

    • By Bryony S Gordon on 26-01-2018

    Non-member price: $39.02

    • Bruno, Chief Of Police

    • By: Martin Walker
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    When an old man is found viciously murdered, a swastika carved in his chest, the obvious conclusion is that this killing must be racist. Suspicion falls on the son of the local doctor, found in flagrant playing sex games surrounded by Nazi paraphernalia.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Badly let down by narration.

    • By Elizabeth Gutteridge on 28-11-2016

    Non-member price: $26.84

    • Gridlinked

    • Agent Cormac, Book 1
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    In outer space you can never feel sure that your adversary is altogether human. The runcible buffers on Samarkand have been mysteriously sabotaged, killing many thousands and destroying a terraforming project. Agent Cormac must reach it by ship to begin an investigation. But Cormac has incurred the wrath of a vicious psychopath called Pelter, who is prepared to follow him across the galaxy with a terrifying android in tow.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The American Lover

    • By: Rose Tremain
    • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson, Ric Jerrom, Kate Rawson, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Trapped in a London flat, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in 1960s Paris. The most famous writer in Russia takes his last breath in a stationmaster’s cottage, miles from Moscow. A father, finally free of his daughter’s demands, embarks on a long swim from his Canadian lakeside retreat. And in the grandest house of all, Danni the Polish housekeeper catches the eye of an enigmatic visitor.Rose Tremain awakens the senses in this diverse collection of short stories.

    Non-member price: $23.41

    • Polity Agent

    • Agent Cormac, Book 4
    • By: Neal Asher
    • Narrated by: Ric Jerrom
    • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    From 800 years in the future, a runcible gate is opened into the Polity. Those coming through it have been tasked with taking the alien 'Maker' back to its home civilization in the Small Magellanic cloud. Once these refugees are safely through, the gate itself is rapidly shut down - because something alien is pursuing them. From those who get through, agent Cormac learns that the Maker civilization has been destroyed by a pernicious virus known as the Jain technology.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Read

    • By Ethan on 30-11-2018

    Non-member price: $39.02

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