Viewing Entry - The Mauritius command (E14371) by O'Brian, Patrick.
Playing time for epub/audio formats : 12 hours 50 minutes
The Mauritius command : Aubrey-Maturin, book 4
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Sea stories. Historical fiction. Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.
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. This tale is as beautifully written and as gripping as any in the series; it also stands on its own as a superlative work of fiction.