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Author O'Brian, Patrick, 1914-2000.

Title 21 [sound recording] : the final unfinished voyage of Jack Aubrey / by Patrick O'Brian.

Imprint [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    OBR    Available
Description 1 sound disc (ca. 2 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Unabridged.
Performer Read by Simon Vance.
Summary Blue at the Mizzen (novel #20) ended with Jack Aubrey getting the news, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. The next novel, unfinished and untitled at the time of the author's death, would have been the chronicle of that mission, and much else besides. The three chapters left on O'Brian's desk at the time of his death are presented here both in printed version-including his corrections to the typescript-and a facsimile of his manuscript, which goes several pages beyond the end of the typescript to include a duel between Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer who is courting his fiancee. Of course we would rather have had the whole story; instead we have this proof that O'Brian's powers of observation, his humor, and his understanding of his characters were undiminished to the end.
System Details Compact disc, MP3 format.
System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Subject Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
British -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Ship physicians -- Fiction.
Admirals -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 19th century -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Audiobooks
Historical fiction.
Sea stories.
Added Author Vance, Simon.
Added Title Twenty-one
ISBN 9781433229619 : $19.95
1433229617 : $19.95
Music No. ZM5198 Blackstone Audio

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