This book is the third installment of the Aubrey/Maturin series written by Patrick O’Brian. It tells the story of Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, as they set sail on a journey around the world aboard H.M.S. Surprise. Along their travels, they encounter all sorts of adventures and danger, from natural disasters to naval battles with rival ships. This exciting tale brings readers on an exhilarating adventure that will keep them entertained until the very end.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who enjoys a thrilling adventure story. It tells the tale of two friends who set sail on an exciting journey around the world, and it provides plenty of action and suspense along the way. If you’re looking for a page-turning read that will keep you entertained from start to finish, then this book is definitely for you.
- The author’s meticulous attention to historical detail makes for an incredibly authentic reading experience
- The dynamic between Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin is fascinating and provides a rich storyline
- This book is highly engaging and will keep readers captivated from beginning to end
- The author’s language can be difficult to follow at times.
- The plot is slow in the beginning, but builds up near the end.
- Some parts of the story are not as exciting as others.
Learn more about the author
Patrick O’Brian was born in Ireland in 1914 and spent his childhood there, before moving to England when he was sixteen. After attending Oxford University, he served as a doctor in the Royal Navy during World War II. In 1945, he married Judy Runham and they had two children together. O’Brian began writing novels in the 1960s and achieved great success with his Aubrey/Maturin series of books about a British naval officer and his friend, a physician-turned-spy. The series spanned twenty volumes over two decades; the final installment was published shortly after O’Brian’s death from cancer at age seventy-eight.
“This book is the third of Patrick O’Brian’s famed Aubrey/Maturin series, and it does not disappoint. The characters are well-developed and engaging, and the plot is rich with excitement and danger. I absolutely loved this book!”
“Patrick O’Brian is one of the few authors whose books I will buy as they are published, regardless of what else is available…O’Brian’s historical novels featuring Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin rank with the best that Clive Cussler or Bernard Cornwell has written.”
“A page-turner and an utter joy.”
“If you’re looking for a great adventure tale, look no further than Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series. H.M.S Surprise is the third book in the series, and it does not disappoint! O’Brian brings his characters to life with vivid descriptions and exciting action scenes that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.”