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[Patrick O'Brian] ¹ The Thirteen-Gun Salute [womens-fiction PDF] Ebook Epub Download Æ Out of all of O Brian s Aubrey Maturin series up to this point, The Thirtheen Gun Salute gets further away from the sea battles and life aboard ship to really delve into the interior of a new and exciting frontier in the eyes of the characters as set in a pre Planet Earth world and paints a not always pretty picture of diplomacy in the Far East as it was some 200 years ago O Brian describes Maturin s romp into the countryside in such flowing and absorbing detail that it reads as vividly as watching any of those fancy nature programs David Attenborough makes.
There are no naval battles in this, the thirteenth episode of the saga I mention it because that is such a big draw for many who read these kinds of books However, this is Patrick O Brian we re talking about, so all the rest that makes up this book is well wor Captain Jack Aubrey Sets Sail For The South China Sea With A New Lease On Life Following His Dismissal From The Royal Navy A False Accusation , He Has Earned Reinstatement Through His Daring Exploits As A Privateer, Brilliantly Chronicled In The Letter Of Marque Now He Is To Shepherd Stephen Maturin His Friend, Ship S Surgeon, And Sometimes Intelligence Agent On A Diplomatic Mission To Prevent Links Between Bonaparte And The Malay Princes Which Would Put English Merchant Shipping At RiskThe Journey Of The Diane Encompasses A Great And Satisfying Diversity Of Adventures Maturin Climbs The Thousand Steps Of The Sacred Crater Of The Orangutans A Killer Typhoon Catches Aubrey And His Crew Trying To Work The Diane Off A Reef And In The Barbaric Court Of Pulo Prabang A Classic Duel Of Intelligence Agents Unfolds The French Envoys, Well Entrenched In The Sultan S Good Graces, Against The Savage Cunning Of Stephen Maturin Dull, dull, dull I could not get into this story with the endless expeditions by Stephen to see all manner of flora and fauna and I heard as much as I would like to know about orangutans I know this was his cover, but this stuff went on and on and on to the point where my mind wandered, waiting for something else to happen.
The only interesting part was where Jack got his commission back in the Royal Navy and this could have been told in a short story, which perhaps this story should have been Disappointed.
for him, Truth was what he could make others believePatrick O Brian, Thirteen Gun SaluteWhat I meant was that if he could induce others to believe what he said, then for him the statement acquired some degree of truth, a reflection of their belief that it was true and this reflected truth might grow stronger with time and repetition until it became conviction, indistinguishable from ordinary factual truth, or very nearly soThe Thriteen Gun Salute, 188 Certain O Brian novels just make me want to soak in them I slow down while reading just to float on the prose There is a poetry to his descriptions of sailing, the natural world, and music Thirteen books in I wonder if this was purposeful O Brian continues to paint and sketchanddetail on his two protagonists I now consider Captain Aubrey and Dr Maturin to be, perhaps Out of all of O Brian s Aubrey Maturin series up to this point, The Thirtheen Gun Salute gets further away from the sea battles and life aboard ship to really delve into the interior of a new and exciting frontier in the eyes of the characters as set in a pre Planet Earth world and paints a not always pretty picture of diplomacy in the Far East as it was some 200 years ago O Brian describes Maturin s romp into the countryside in such flowing and absorbing detail that it reads as vividly as watching any of those fancy nature programs David Attenborough makes.
There are no naval battles in this, the thirteenth episode of the saga I mention it because that is such a big draw for many who read these kinds of books However, this is Patrick O Brian we re talking about, so all the rest that makes up this book is well wor Glad I bought the next two, because this doesn t end at the end Scads of good fun, as always Probably the most memorable part of this adventure was Stephen s trip to the Buddhist temple, where men and beasts live together in harmony and Stephen basically gets to have the on shore naturalizing experience he is repeatedly denied while sailing with Jack Too good Also, enemy dissection.
Words Notesp 29 As usual, Stephen is at the cutting edge of medical technology, stocking plaster of Paris for healing broken limbs in the oriental manner much favoured now by Dr Maturin Wikipedia has an extensive article on orthopedic casts, and traces their origin in Western medicine to observations made in Turkey around 1800.
popliteal adj referring to the back of the knee p 40 plansheer n possibly the same as plancer, the underside of a cornice p 61 spirke Glad I bought the next two, because this doesn t end at the end Scads of good fun, as always Probably the most memorable part of this adventure was Stephen s trip to the Buddhist temple, where men and beasts live together in harmony and Stephen basically gets to have the on shore naturalizing experience he is repeatedly denied while sailing with Jack Too good Also, enemy dissection.
Words Notesp 29 As usual, Stephen is at the cutting edge of medical technology, stocking plaster of Paris for healing broken limbs in the oriental manner much favoured now by Dr Maturin Wikipedia has an extensive article on orthopedic casts, and traces their origin in Western medicine to observations made in Turkey around 1800.
popliteal adj referring to the back of the knee p 40 plansheer n possibly the same as plancer, the underside of a cornice p 61 spirke The thirteenth instalment of the Aubrey and Maturin chronicles is as delightful and compelling as the rest of this matchless series The pair are sent on an urgent global mission, introduced to annoying new people and charming new animals, menaced by forces meteorological and human, yet their steadfast friendship remains the heart and soul of the narrative There is so much to appreciate in O Brian s elegant, witty, and endlessly humane writing At the start, he sets the scene for the reader who read the last in the series a while back, while subtly introducing the plot The customary verbal misunderstandings, punctured pomposities, and personal eccentricities are all present and correct, yet O Brian makes them fresh and delightful every tim At some point O Brian decided this series would go on indefinitely The structure of some of the books then became odd There are some that don t end they just stop There s an obvious on going, unresolved plot but tough luck you re gonna hafta wait for the next volume to get a resolution This is one of them It ends with a cliff hanger which some don t and for some reason it s easier to handle then when a book just stops apparently arbitrarily.
So, thirteen books in and it s getting harder to find non repetitive things for Aubrey and Maturin to do with each volume, yet O Brian pulls it off again Making Maturin not just a physician but an intelligence officer was a stroke of genius in this regard It offers a much greater range of possible and p Now that Aubrey is restored to the King s Navy once , he s off on another mission, this time to Malaysia His particular friend, Dr.
Stephen Maturin, is along to spy on the French s forces in Malaysia view spoiler The diplomatic mission goes well, not least because Maturin disgraces and then kills the leading French diplomats This plot line is one of those masterful strokes that O Brian is so excellent at For the first half of the book, Maturin and Fox often practice their long distance shooting as part of a friendly competition Later, Maturin befriends an anatomist and has amusingly detached conversations with him Maturin stays in a brothel and watches the French All of these minor little background moments come together in one stunning scene, when Maturin turns up on the anatomist s doorstop with an unnamed body with a precise bullet hole, and they dispassionately dissec Afterthan a year s hiatus from my favorite maritime series, all I can sigh is I love these stories Patrick O Brian may well be the most brilliant man to ever put pen to page This installment easily bears up to its predecessors, with its subtle humor, nuanced characters, and balanced pacing Can t wait for the next one Listened to Patrick Tull s masterful reading Of course By book 13 you re already heavily invested in the ongoing adventures of captain Jack Aubrey and doctor Stephen Maturin So I will just say that I treat these as leisurely serial novels, much like the radio shows of old, where the adventures keep the story rolling along and we enjoy the characters developing lives as much as the main action This was enjoyable and kept me rolling along to anticipate a leisurely listen to book 14.
Another solid entry in the Aubrey Maturin saga, The Thirteen Gun Salute finds our seagoing protagonists heading to the South China Sea on a diplomatic mission By this thirteenth book, titles are starting to feellike arbitrary chunks of the ongoing dual biography than discrete novels A high degree of familiarity with the series is presumed, but for dedicated readers this is part of the charm Highlights include Dr Maturin s sojourn at a Buddhist temple in an isolated volcanic crater a naturalist s paradise and a frightening encounter with a violent typhoon All the usual history, politics, humor, espionage, naval sociology and fascinating character studies are here too.
I read this partly in print and partly in the audio Dull, dull, dull I could not get into this story with the endless expeditions by Stephen to see all manner of flora and fauna and I heard as much as I would like to know about orangutans I know this was his cover, but this stuff went on and on and on to the point where my mind wandered, waiting for something else to happen.
The only interesting part was where Jack got his commission back in the Royal Navy and this could have been told in a short story, which perhaps this story should have been Disappointed.

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