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Post Captain (Aubrey-Maturin Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Caution...

    This is the second of the O'Brian books that I have purchased. I am now on my fourth or fifth of the series.They are a good read, action interlaced with a good deal of naval and natural history. Caution must be exercised since this series is addictive.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Substantially Different than Book 1

    Book 2 in the Aubrey/Maturin series, Post Captain, takes a dramatic turn veering sharply from the highly-technical and action-packed tone in Master & Commander. If you are expecting something very similar to Book 1, you won't find it, as this book delves deeply into the character and motivations of these characters when they are not at sea in a dramatic fashion.

    O'Brian's strength is in his technical writing, his historical accuracy, and in his ability to convey the action of a ship-to-ship battle. His weakness is in his writing of female characters who come off as unidimensional, particularly in Post Captain. Book 2 demonstrates very little of his strengths and very much of his weaknesses, though it should be read to put context to the rest of the series which is better written, more engaging, and definitely worth reading through Book 2 to get to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2014

    The Adventure Continues

    This book continues the story of Aubrey and Maturin and even surpasses its predecessor with rollicking action, engrossing backstory, more humor, and an exquisiteness of detail that convinces me that O'Brian must have lived through all this in a previous life and is writing what he remembers. There is no filler in this book -- something happens on every page.

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