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  • Deleted user 27 November 2011 16:37:12
    For those who care, these all get official ebook released on December 5th, including Kindle store.
  • Deleted user 27 November 2011 16:47:47
    Err, though in slight edit to that, it may only be US releases. I can find it for preorder on the .com store - http://www.amazon.com/Master-and-Commander-ebook/dp/B006C3Q6GG/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322412150&sr=1-6

    but it's entirely absent from the .co.uk one.

    Though you can happily buy from the .com store with a fake US shipping address anyway.
  • Deleted user 27 November 2011 17:18:34
    That's good news. I do have them on my Kindle. But I'd much rather pay for legit copies of my favourite books.
  • coastal 27 Nov 2011 17:26:10 5,430 posts
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    +1 on ryan's recommendation. Cochrane's biographies are a jaw dropping read.
  • Deleted user 29 November 2011 19:30:35
    Good news for us folks in the UK. The books are now on the UK Kindle store available for pre-order. They go on sale on December 19th.
  • Deleted user 19 December 2011 15:15:25
    Just a quick heads up to remind you lubbers that the Kindle editions are now available from Amazon UK.
  • Deleted user 9 January 2012 20:46:45
    Heads up for folks in the UK. There's a show on right now on the Discovery Channel (and will be repeated on the +1 channel at 9pm) called Master & Commander : The True story which compares the book/movie to real historical events and especially the adventures of Cochrane.

    Don't know if it's any good, but have set Sky+ to catch the +1 repeat.

    Edited by Maturin at 20:47:07 09-01-2012
  • Blaketown 9 Jan 2012 21:24:38 5,658 posts
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    Bugger just missed this. Will keep an eye out for any repeats though.
  • Deleted user 9 January 2012 21:36:23
    Sounds like a complete rip off of Enemy Mine
  • Deleted user 9 January 2012 22:19:05
    Blaketown wrote:
    Bugger just missed this. Will keep an eye out for any repeats though.
    It's on again at 2am,  set Sky+ for it.
  • Blaketown 9 Jan 2012 22:49:01 5,658 posts
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    Nice one. Got it set.
  • brokenkey 7 Mar 2012 13:11:44 10,519 posts
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    brokenkey wrote:
    It might be difficult to find, since you have to download the full library in order to extract the books from it. And this particluar library has 4687 books in it. Kindle Organized Library 4687 Books. Imagine such a thing.
    Hmm. had a look at one of these today (Wine Dark Sea). It appears to be missing content.
  • President_Weasel 7 Mar 2012 13:44:57 12,355 posts
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    coastal wrote:
    +1 on ryan's recommendation. Cochrane's biographies are a jaw dropping read.
    He was quite the man. Could start a fight in an empty room though.
    There's a statue of him by the bridge at Richmond.
  • RyanDS 3 Oct 2013 19:56:38 13,280 posts
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    Just finished the audiobook of Post Captain.

    Wow.

    There goes my 18 months of sticking to my single book per month from Audible promise. Have to start the next one right now, bank account be damned!
  • President_Weasel 3 Oct 2013 20:21:14 12,355 posts
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    RyanDS wrote:
    Just finished the audiobook of Post Captain.

    Wow.

    There goes my 18 months of sticking to my single book per month from Audible promise. Have to start the next one right now, bank account be damned!
    Who reads it?
  • RyanDS 3 Oct 2013 21:05:04 13,280 posts
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    Ric Jerome.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2013 16:24:58
    Some amazing old photos of old shipwrecks here.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2013 16:27:28
    This thread's title is why you guys need me.
  • binky Moderator 23 Oct 2013 16:29:54 11,039 posts
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    It's a bit like Chinese spam.
  • Deleted user 23 October 2013 16:33:15
    Which it is writ in the decent Christian style of the books these gentlemen are discussing.
  • Deleted user 14 May 2014 08:57:40
    The BBC is currently rebroadcasting its dramatisation of The Mauritius Command and so it's available to stream online too. You can find it here at the BBC.

    There's this site, which has The Mauritius Command BBC dramatisation for download. You can also download the BBC version of HMS Surprise at the same site - this one actually covers several books.

    The BBC also dramatised Desolation Island, but it's not available online. PM if you're interested in getting it.

    Well worth downloading these as they are very good - especially for some of the stuff that doesn't appear in the movie such as Stephen as a spy and Stephen/Jack's women troubles.
  • Deleted user 14 May 2014 09:13:24
    Thank-you very much indeed. Looking forward to listening to them in the car.
  • Deleted user 19 December 2014 07:42:10
    Heads up lubbers. The BBC is currently repeating its six-part radio drama of Master and Commander.

    First episode is here
  • Deleted user 19 December 2014 12:32:18
    Huzzah!

    I see they have a Patrick O'Brien page, which includes 'The Surgeon's Mate' read by Benedict Cumberbatch! Huzzah!
  • sam_spade 31 May 2020 20:25:19 15,745 posts
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?rh=n%3A4725112031&pf_rd_i=5400977031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_p=759ab878-a618-48d3-903e-d25aee416206&pf_rd_r=N5ZDRRS8Z0Y0XT7CEPS9&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-4&pf_rd_t=1201&ref=mh_s9_acsd_al_c2_x_c2cl

    Daily deal on Kindle. 99p for each book.

    *Returns to cave*
  • LegendaryApe 31 May 2020 20:45:56 2,064 posts
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    Is this series any good mlads
  • TechnoHippy 31 May 2020 21:16:22 17,520 posts
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    My respect for this forum has just gone up some.
  • Rodney 31 May 2020 22:07:56 4,471 posts
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    It's my favourite series of books.

    I read through all 20 books, then started again. If I ever have a long flight (not many these days), and I just want to read something entertaining then I'll pick one of these.

    The writing is so good, and has such a unique style that I find it difficult to read other books afterwards.

    I'm a bit of a fanboy.

    Get them!
  • LegendaryApe 31 May 2020 22:33:29 2,064 posts
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    Rodney wrote:
    It's my favourite series of books.

    I read through all 20 books, then started again. If I ever have a long flight (not many these days), and I just want to read something entertaining then I'll pick one of these.

    The writing is so good, and has such a unique style that I find it difficult to read other books afterwards.

    I'm a bit of a fanboy.

    Get them!
    Cheers, picked up the first five
  • Rodney 31 May 2020 23:02:43 4,471 posts
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    Do it. Some people find the terminology a bit challenging in the first book, and it does lay it on a bit thick in places, but you normally grasp the jist of what is going on even if you don't get all the small details.

    You'll find by the third or fourth book that you've picked up a lot of the terminology just through inference.

    I keep trying to get my family and friends to read these so I've got someone to talk to about them, but no bites so far.
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