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Master and Commander By Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander The Far Side of the World Nov , Directed by Peter Weir With Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D Arcy During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America. Master and Commander Patrick O Brian Master and Commander Patrick O Brian on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey Maturin series The best sea Master and Commander The Far Side of the World Master and Commander The Far Side of the World is a American epic period war drama film co written, produced and directed by Peter Weir, set in the Napoleonic Wars.The film s plot and characters are adapted from three novels in author Patrick O Brian s Aubrey Maturin series, which includes completed novels of Jack Aubrey s naval career The film stars Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey Boccherini Master and Commander YouTube Jan , LA MUSICA NOTTURNA DELLE STRADE DI MADRID No , Op. Composed by Luigi Boccherini Arrangement by Iva Davies, Christopher Gordon and Richard Tognetti String Quintet Quintettino for violins Master Commander Original Soundtrack by Various artists Dec , The soundtrack for Master and Commander contains two distinct types of music First there is the incidental music for the film These pieces are heavy on the bass side of the orchestra and are often emphasized with bass drums and tympani. Master and Commander The Far Side of the World Director Peter Weir s first turn behind the camera since s critically acclaimed The Truman Show, Master and Commander The Far Side of the World is based on two Napoleonic War era adventure Commander Commander is a rank used in navies but is very rarely used as a rank in armies.The title, originally master and commander, originated in the th century to describe naval officers who commanded ships of war too large to be commanded by a lieutenant but too small to warrant the assignment of a post captain and before about a sailing master the commanding officer served as his own Master. MASTER AND COMMANDER FINAL SONG YouTube Jun , The Battle of the Coral Sea The First Aircraft Carrier Battle in History Duration Montemayor Recommended for you Master and Commander De l autre ct du monde Wikipdia Master and Commander De l autre ct du monde ou Matre bord de l autre ct du monde au Canada francophone Master and Commander The Far Side of the World en version originale est un film amricain ralis par Peter Weir sorti en , s inspirant des tomes Matre bord, La Surprise, Fortune de guerre, De l autre ct du monde, La Lettre de marque tirs de la srie de Master and Commander The Far Side of the World Master and Commander The Far Side of the World cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and .

  • Title: Master and Commander
  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1800s Britain s Nelson leads Navy against Napoleon s France Captain Jack Aubrey, newly promoted to old, slow HMS Sophie, is a brave and gifted seaman, his thirst for adventure and victory immense Aided by friend and skilled ship surgeon Stephen Maturin, Aubrey and crew win clashes, finally hopelessly outmatched by a mighty Spanish frigate.
    Master and Commander s Britain s Nelson leads Navy against Napoleon s France Captain Jack Aubrey newly promoted to old slow HMS Sophie is a brave and gifted seaman his thirst for adventure and victory immense Aide

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    1. This story posed a bugger of a ratings quandary for yours truly While reading it I was bouncing around between everything from a bountiful 5 star rating for pure quality of writing, hefty historical detail and superbly drawn characters, all the way south to a skimpy 2 star for less than engaging plotting, iceberg like pacing and noticeable lack of emotional resonance Finally, in my best impression of Solomon, I settled on a solid, if not quite ebullient, 3 stars based on the fact that I was deep [...]

    2. 1.99 Kindle sale, May 2, 2017 The classic high seas adventure In the year 1800, Jack Aubrey sits next Stephen Maturin at a musical performance in Port Mahon, Minorca, a base of the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Italy They immediately rub each other the wrong way Both are snappish because of other issues in their lives, and they part planning on next meeting for a duel But when Jack is given his first command of a ship, all is forgiven, and he needs a ship s surgeo [...]

    3. Jack Aubrey, the frustrated naval officer, at last, after a long wait, on shore, receives his own ship to command, the brig Sophie, but by the strange ways of the British Royal Navy , called a sloop The year 1800, Napoleon is unstoppable on land, but the British rule the Seas In Port Mahon, on the Mediterranean island of Minorca, captured from the Spanish, allies of the French Aubrey tries to gets his ship ready, war rages, it has for many years He, a music lover, meets Stephen Maturin, on dry l [...]

    4. The music room in the Governor s House at Port Mahon, a tall, handsome, pillared octagon, was filled with the triumphant first movement of Locatelli s C major quartet The players were playing with passionate conviction as they mounted towards the penultimate crescendo, towards the tremendous pause and the deep, liberating final chord.Thus the first sentence of Master and Commander thus begins the grand series of historical novels penned by Patrick O Brian over the last three decades of the last [...]

    5. You know, I ve often been annoyed by the fact that so many times, I never get to experience something the way it was intended, or to its fullest Because someone else always gets there first, and someone s else s eyes are always put in front of mine before I get the chance to do it for myself I recall writing a very emotional paper on Vermeer s Girl With a Pearl Earring, the Chevalier book and the movie that followed along these lines Yeah, I was a silly teenager I often see the parodies of many [...]

    6. ii I m at it again, but this time I opened up my Aubrey Maturin reread by listening It took a month of commuting, but it was worth the time and the patience, and though I have gleaned no new insights into Master and Commander, my enjoyment of the audio experience was than fulfilling enough.O Brian wasn t a big fan of the audio versions of his books, nor of the men reading them To revert to my ideal reader he would avoid obvious emotion, italics and exclamation marks like the plague trying to pu [...]

    7. Maybe it s a blasphemy, but I prefer the Aubrey Maturin series to all others, even Holmes Watson Every book is packed to absolute straining with erudition, wit, history, and thunderous action I read two books from the series every year they re reliable standbys when I absolutely must read something I know I will love.

    8. Master and Commander begins English author Patrick O Brian s lush and literary epic seafaring historical fiction series based on the career of a naval captain during the time of the Napoleonic Wars Through out the entire series O Brian delves into the themes of love, war and friendship At the heart of MC is the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey and Irish surgeon and naturalist Stephen Maturin When they meet at the book s outset Aubrey a lieutenant without a ship, Maturin a doctor without a [...]

    9. Ahoy, calling all fans of historical fiction This first book in Patrick O Brian s popular series about a captain in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars was a surprising delight.I say surprising because even though I had seen some great reviews of it by fellow Goodreaders, I was intimidated to read it out of fear of the nautical jargon I listened to this on audio narrated by the excellent Simon Vance and I was glad I also had a print copy handy so I could look up some terms My edition had a [...]

    10. I loved the film, and really, really wanted to love this book with plans to go on and read others in the series but with the exception of perhaps the first chapter, I found the first hundred pages to be sheer drudgery O Brian is obviously a brilliant writer and scholar, but the lengths to which he luxuriates in nautical lingo coupled with the already flowery however beautiful vernacular of the time rendered the text incredibly inaccessible in terms of a casual read I m years out of school now, a [...]

    11. Patriotism is a word and one that generally comes to mean either my country, right or wrong, which is infamous, or my country is always right, which is imbecile Patrick O Brian, Master and CommanderOver the years I ve collected O Brian s paperback novels at used book stores, sale racks, goodwills, etc one or two at a time I almost have a complete paperback set I also recently broke down and bought a four volume complete set , but didn t yet feel quite ready to attack I needed a push or a promoti [...]

    12. This book is very valuable insofar as it has taught me to respect the society of men the way I would respect the circle around a chained up rabid dog Usually it seemed like the men were always criticizing each other behind one another s backs and this usually arose from something like he has slightly insulted my honor or friend, perhaps unintentionally, I m not going to find out, I m just going to list off and exaggerate every one of his faults because it will create a deeper bond between me and [...]

    13. I m putting this volume on my list to represent the entire twenty volume series, which I ve almost finished now If you saw the Peter Weir movie, my impression was that the period detail was nice and Russell Crowe was well cast but the rest of the film really didn t convey what is wonderful about Patrick O Brian s mind These are naval adventure stories, set mostly aboard a British man of war during the Napoleonic conflicts In those respects they are like C.S Forester s Horatio Hornblower series, [...]

    14. It s 1800 and the British navy is at war with Napoleon Jack Aubrey is given command of his first ship The main and most lovingly drawn character in this book is the ship itself, the Sophie The knowledge Patrick O Brian has of 19th century naval vessels is remarkable, almost overwhelming I have to confess that at times there was almost too much research in this novel Virtually every sentence contains nautical terms that I had to look up It s a very cinematic novel focused on action scenes than c [...]

    15. Now, this is my favorite maritime historical novel It has just dislodged Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdhal and Over the Edge of the World Magellan s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen The reason the detailed and vivid writing of Patrick O Brian 1914 2000 How could a trained pilot write a 20 novel Aubrey Maturin yes, this is 411 page book is just the first about naval warfare during Napoleonic Wars 1803 1815 with such details and jargons as if he was from the era Read this boo [...]

    16. Never mind manoeuvres, always go at them Patrick O Brian, Master and CommanderO Brian s Master Commander, the first of his impressively lengthy 21 volume Aubrey Maturinseries which takes place during the era of the Napoleonic Wars, surely must have one of the all time great set ups of a male friendship in all of literature The meeting of our two protagonists Jack Aubrey an impoverished lieutenant aching for command of a ship, Stephen Maturin a rather aimless surgeon with a deep love for natural [...]

    17. I read the Hornblower series not long ago, also as audio books, this series was recommended to me The comparison is obvious since both cover the same subject, a British officer during the Napoleonic Wars beyond Both are historically accurate in many ways, although this series seems a bit richer for historical detail, one of the good by products of O Brian s wordy style.Well read by Simon Vance He always does a good job is particularly suited to this series.The characters are also full blown Aub [...]

    18. I smile every time I read the first pages of Master and Commander knowing that hours, days of pure reading joy lie ahead.In the music room in the Governor s House at Port Mahon, the triumphant first movement of Locatelli s C major quartet is coming to a resolution A Royal Navy lieutenant conducts from his audience seat Beside him, a small dark man, also intent on the music whispers If you really must beat the measure, sir, let me entreat you to do so in time and not half a beat ahead For a momen [...]

    19. This series has been on my To Be Read list for a few years My interest in boats and sailing together with my love of historical fiction prompted me to finally start reading on the anniversary of my first year of living on a boat, travelling around the world I wasn t sure what to expect exactly, I try not to read blurbs and it had been a while since I had seen the hollywood movie Master and Commander and trust, as with most adaptions, it doesn t really give you an indication of what the book will [...]

    20. OMG I finally finished this fucking book Clearly I m not cut out for nautical fiction I didn t understand 50% of it because of all the nautical terminology But I did enjoy the seamen HA Seriously, the characters are great and it s very funny but sort of plotless Glad I read it Never read it again Although kudos for realism Goat sodomy was mentioned and Captain Jack Aubrey caught an STD You won t see THAT in Pirates of the Caribbean 5, eh

    21. Oh My Goodness I can t begin to put into words just how much I enjoyed listening to this story It was unbelievably wonderful listening to Simon Vance bring O Brian s characters to life I am in complete awe at having just discovered this series and knowing there are eighteen books still to be enjoyed.How wonderfully well written the characters are and how much I care about them already I love the doctor and how he writes in his journal about Jack Aubrey and his shipmates O Brian makes life on bo [...]

    22. The first book in a series that I adore.I ve spent a long time trying to figure out the Aubrey Maturin phenomenon On the surface, O Brian appears to make some rookie mistakes when it comes to historical nautical fiction In places, when describing complex tacking maneuvers, the ways in which sails are set, or fleets wearing or attacking together, O Brian gets fathoms deep into nautical jargon so that even Stephen Maturin, the well appointed lubberly reader s surrogate, can t bail you out A peril [...]

    23. Second time lucky in my first attempt, I put the book away after a chapter and a half, slightly daunted by maritime jargon and a little bored by the lack of action right from the start I guess it also caught me in a bad spot, too tired to give the story a fair chance, because coming back to it years later, I couldn t put it down, immediately setting aside the other three books I had on The technical terms are as eclectic and frequent as I remembered the schematic of a square rigged ship included [...]

    24. Never mind maneuvers go straight at em This describes the main character s temperament perfectly But when combined with his alter ego s calculating nature, the POV is entirely human and utterly compelling in it s contradictions, flaws and dramatic leverage.This book had everything in it that I love in great books The sentence structure and wordplay were so dexterous and pleasing that I chuckled at its art and cleverness I learned later that Mr O Brian his nom de plume, a fact revealed after his [...]

    25. I ll be totally honest here I read this book because I saw the movie version first There were other reasons, of course this book and the entire series is generally well reviewed, and my dad is a huge fan of the series But mostly I picked this up because I freaking love the movie and wanted to see how the book matched up Very well, it turns out Although some good parts from the movie are missing here like that adorable kid who gets his arm amputated , I didn t mind Master and Commander The Far Si [...]

    26. Mamma mia quanto mi piaciuto Io che non amo le serie lunghe mi sono incastrata da sola con questa che conta ben 20 libri Che Adesso Devo Leggere TUTTI A partire da SUBITO.E neanche uno di quei libri dalla trama talmente scoppiettante che non riesci a metterlo gi per la voglia di sapere che succede Il ritmo infatti abbastanza lento e tranquillo, siamo nel pieno delle guerre napoleoniche anno 1800 e a Jack Aubrey, ufficiale della Royal Navy di stanza a Minorca, viene offerta finalmente l occasione [...]

    27. I think Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are two of the greatest characters ever And part of what makes them so great is that POB wasn t afraid to let them be complex and awkward and sad He wasn t afraid, either, to let them be products of their time Too often, writers of historical fiction feel like they need to make their characters some kind of historical prodigy the 18thC doctor who has discovered that if he feeds his patients this special mold, they ll get better That sort of thing But no St [...]

    28. Ai confini del mareNon so perch io che sono cresciuta a pane, Salgari e Isole del tesoro non avessi ancora letto un libro di O Brian In questo romanzo c tutto quello che si pu chiedere a un buon libro narrazione coinvolgente grandi velieri, arrembaggi, avventura , sontuosa ricostruzione storica in questo caso del periodo napoleonico , perfetta caratterizzazione dei personaggi insomma, per chi ama il genere una vera e propria goduria Unica pecca forse sono i tanti termini marinareschi che rallent [...]

    29. In Master and Commander, the first of the Aubrey Maturin series by Patrick O Brian, Jack gets his first command It s the Sophie, a seventy eight foot sloop with a crew of than eighty It s a wonder where they stuck them all It s also the beginning of the friendship between Jack and Stephen Maturin, who becomes the ship s surgeon They don t get off on the right foot, however, as Maturin castigatesJack for tapping his hand out of rhythm during a chamber concert Rather than come to blows, they disc [...]

    30. The first time I read it, I sat down in my reading chair, curious, disengaged, the warm summer air wafting through my open window the distant cries of children running on the grass Another rereading, during the bleakness of a winter day, the sweet spice of cinnamon laced hot chocolate at my side a third image, just a flash, splashing across the deep green lawns of Mount Vernon, the book tucked firmly under my arm to protect it, at least, as I cannot protect my clothing, for I had no idea that a [...]

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