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Desolation Island (Vol. Book 5)  (Aubrey/Maturin Novels) di [O'Brian, Patrick]
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Lunghezza: 351 pagine Word Wise: Abilitato Miglioramenti tipografici: Abilitato
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Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.’ James Hamilton- Paterson

‘You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O’Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.’ Kevin Myers, Irish Times

‘In a highly competitive field it goes straight to the top. A real first-rater.’ Mary Renault


"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin] about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer

Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy—and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 1628 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 351
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 039330812X
  • Editore: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edizione (5 dicembre 2011)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B006CQQPM8
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  • Media recensioni: 5.0 su 5 stelle 1 recensione cliente
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Anche quest'altro capitolo della saga di Aubrey e Maturin non delude le aspettative.
Purtroppo ci sono meno battaglie navali rispetto agli altri libri ma non per questo é meno bello.
Tantissimi avvenimenti con un Maturin che comincia ad essere piú protagonista.
Difficile smettere di leggerlo!
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5.0 su 5 stelle The best, hands down 5 marzo 2015
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The best nautical historical fiction ever written, period. O'Brian researched exhaustively and infused a lifetime of passion, expertise, and emotion into every volume. The books are not only infinitely readable, they're page burners, each and every one, with laudable character development and environmental description that put you firmly in the midst of what you're reading, There is such a wealth of description, you'll want a dictionary, thesaurus, and an atlas at hand when you dive in. Trust me when I tell you, buy them all, because you won't be able to put them down, and when you're done with one, you'll simply have to have the next.
4.0 su 5 stelle Rich story telling at it's finest! 3 novembre 2014
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This story says a lot about the characters. We learn the competence, resiliency and positive outlook of Aubrey and his loyal followers. There is so much happening including a sea battle against a superior force, working among traitorous criminals that are spies in reality, surviving in the arctic after holing the hull and dislodging the rudder on an iceberg, cooperating with the enemy for mutual benefit, Maturin spying and a great deal of life at sea. This is a very rich story in the series that entertained me. I didn't put the book down until it was finished. I highly recommend this installment. Enjoy!
5.0 su 5 stelle Trouble in the cable tiers, and a rotten sternpost to boot. 30 maggio 2015
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I have read the entire 20 book series twice. This volume stands a head over the others for me. It's a compelling sea story - as are all the others - but DESOLATION ISLAND has a little bit of everything that made life at sea a life or death challenge in the days following Napoleon. Women, being forever bad luck aboard ship, feature in this book as simultaneously a love interest (for the Doctor, give him joy!) a curse and distraction for all hands from the Captain down, and a point of manipulation for the transmission of bad intelligence to a potential enemy. The bad luck surfaces soon enough in the form of a menacing superior Dutch ship which relentlessly pursues the horrible old LEOPARD and they are forced to pepper each other with round shot through towering seas and typical high-latitude weather. After that affair, which ends shockingly, the LEOPARD strikes an iceberg and tears off her rudder while opening a giant leak that must be dealt with before the ship sinks with all hands frantically pumping to near mutiny with no land in sight. At last they find a speck of an island, for which the book is named, and living on seal and penguin they manage to heel the ship over and patch the bottom, while enduring cold and short hands, since the Captain let most of the crew take the boats when it looked like all was lost. Basically, everything that could go wrong, did. But Lucky Jack and his crafty surgeon pull through just in time for the next volume. Literally, on the edge of the chair action from the moment they weigh until they find DESOLATION ISLAND. It's my favorite! And all the new words! These books are a treasure and this is the best.
5.0 su 5 stelle Not just for sailors. 18 dicembre 2016
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If you're a sailor, rejoice. If not, read this series anyway for the incomparably delightful writing, characters, adventures, daily life aboard and ashore, natural history, regular history, settings, spy craft, spotted dick, and above all, humor. You have my grudging permission to skim over the admittedly exhaustive (to some readers, perhaps, but by no means all) details of sails, rigging, and naval battles. Do read. I envy your coming discoveries of the manifold delights of "the canon," as the series is known. Start with Master and Commander, and may god set a flower upon your head.
5.0 su 5 stelle Exceptional and great books by Patrick O'Brien 1 maggio 2017
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Exceptional and great books by Patrick O'Brien. You get deeply involved almost immediately. This story amazes you with the dangers that sailing around the world confronted. Hard to put down.
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