The Far Side of the World

The Far Side of the World The war of continues and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trad

The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of theThe war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

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  1. Jason Koivu

    In case you ever wanted to know what it feels like without actually doing it, here is a book that moves with the slow satisfaction of a sailboat journey around the world.The flow of language will at times rock you asleep and other times you will be buffeted about by a crash of words mightily massed and moving perpetually forward.But mostly The Far Side of the World is a book for those who are already embroiled in the saga of Jack and Stephen, two unlikely friends bound together in a noble cause, [...]

  2. Darwin8u

    “Martin was a thoroughly amiable man, a man of wide reading, but when he came to write he mounted upon a pair of stilts, unusually lofty stilts, and staggered along at a most ungracious pace, with an occasional awkward lurch into colloquialism, giving a strikingly false impression of himself.” ― Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World'The Far Side of the World' is driven by a fairly simple plot. It is a chase, a hunt, a sea race from Gibraltar, down around Cape Horn into the Pacific. Th [...]

  3. Algernon

    Come all you thoughtlessyoung men, a warningtake by meAnd never leave yourhappy homes to sail theraging sea.Episode number ten bring about a change of tack in the long journey of Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, Doctor Stephen Maturin. It is time to sail away from the crowded and treacherous waters of the Mediterranean, from the cat-and-mouse games with French spies and frombureaucratic entanglements. "H.M.S. Surprise" is sent on a solitary mission to the far side of the world, there to give [...]

  4. Madeline

    It's always nice to revisit Aubrey and Maturin. I've only read a couple books from this series, and I never feel any serious need to find more installments, but I always enjoy them when I do. And this is one of the best ones - not only because it's pretty similar to the movie version and picking out what they changed/didn't change for the adaptation is a fun game, but also for other reasons, which I will now list:-Plots! So many plots. Almost too many plots.This book is just over four hundred pa [...]

  5. Wealhtheow

    Captain Aubrey of the British Royal Navy is sent to the South Seas to prevent the American frigate Norfolk from harassing English whalers. It's an excellent book all around, but there are moments of pure perfection in it. The prim parson Martin shows Maturin the letter he wants to woo his lady-love with, it's horrifyingly bad, Maturin tries to tell him so as gently as possible, and Martin completely refuses to hear it. Or at one point Maturin falls out of the cabin window while Aubrey is talking [...]

  6. Renee M

    Call me Ishmael! I think of this one as "Jack and Stephen Meet Moby Dick." They spend the first half of the book chasing an American frigate through whaling waters, gathering information from those they come across much the way Melville handled the bulk of his Great American Novel. Of course, that's not all. There's a tragic affair, impotence, murder, suicide, men overboard, cannibals, shipwreck Culminating in a final chapter that's as suspenseful as any sea battle. God, I love these books!

  7. Cherie

    Not a lot of war or spying stuff going on for the most parts, just a lot of going about the seas, my favorite parts! Jack and Stephen lost at sea and Stephen on the verge of having his head operated on. The Surprise to the rescue and - the end. IS the war over? As always, a stellar reading by Simon Vance.

  8. John Jr.

    No women are major characters in this volume of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin’s adventures during the War of 1812, but women are central to parts of the action, even though the story takes place entirely on and around the frigate H.M.S. Surprise, which Aubrey commands. Needless to say, naval practices were different 200 years ago. Along with two women, the Surprise is carrying a cat belonging to the bosun, a goat named Aspasia to provide milk, and a handful of other animals taken along as fo [...]

  9. Jamie Collins

    This is the book that provides the largest chunk of plot for the movie, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Jack Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise pursue their enemy around stormy Cape Horn, and naturalist Stephen Maturin is furious at being denied the opportunity to spend time on the amazing Galapagos Islands. During the journey there is drama on board concerning an unlucky “old” Midshipman who is considered a Jonah by the superstitious crew.The plot of the book differs, of c [...]

  10. Anna

    This must be one of my favourite instalments of the Aubrey and Maturin series. It contains a good many exciting pursuits, terrible storms, unfortunate misadventures, amusing puns, appealing creatures, even some frightening and sad moments. The whole book concerns one very long voyage to the South Pacific and thus there is a lot more in the way of ship shenanigans than spy happenings. As usual, I laughed out loud many times, for example at Jack misquoting "Lead on, Macbeth," only for a crewman na [...]

  11. Dan Glover

    Like all of the Aubrey/Maturin series that I have thus far read, this was great. This book contained much more of the sailor's superstitions than the other books and there was a more serious falling out between Jack and Stephen than in previous volumes as well, adding some further depth to their relationship. Overall, really enjoyed it. In the volume I have there is an essay on Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels by Charlton Heston. Of course it is an admirer's perspective but it is a good e [...]

  12. Evan

    This is a book that calls for a breakdown in the rating. There are aspects of it that probably deserve a three at best. The plot itself isn't actually all that compelling: the story simply plods along from one adventure or crisis to the next, framed by the overarching back-cover-synopsis plot (which occupies remarkably little of the book). The characters are memorable, but I can't think of a single one that really develops during the story. But what brings the overall rating up to five stars is [...]

  13. Lisa

    Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin series is one of my favourites of all time. Despite initially not having much of a clue what the many, different sailing terms meant, somewhere in the first instalment I fell hook, line and sinker for the characters – particularly for the delightfully grumpy Stephen Maturin – and since then, whenever times have got tough and I need a pick-me-up, I treat myself to a little holiday in their company. As O’Brian is deceased and the series numbers twenty boo [...]

  14. Leigh

    I have never read a book so dissimilar in plot line from the movie and yet both are very good, it's weird.

  15. Sean Lee

    Slow start, epic finish. The last third of the book cuts an impressive bow wave. Aubrey and Maturin - what a duo!

  16. Patrick

    'The Far Side of the World' by Patrick O’Brian shares a name with the subtitle of the movie, but apart from that, the two don’t have a great deal in common. The film by Peter Weir made a pretty good attempt at putting those books on screen, and it was entertaining piece of cinema in its own right, but it lacked a certain something. The script was actually a collage of incidents drawn from all the books; from 'The Far Side of the World' the film borrows the voyage to the Galapagos islands, an [...]

  17. Gilly McGillicuddy

    I was going to do what I usually do and just copypaste what I wrote in my LJ at the time I was actually reading the book, only to find out that my review for Chapter 3 ALONE was already far over the character limit here. Sigh!Instead I'll just copy my love-rant I wrote when I had just read Chapter 4 and his and Stephen's distracted duet. It'll have to do.'You are not offended by my moss, Stephen, are you?' asked Jack. You can't not love the man in moments like this. I am of a mind to challenge t [...]

  18. Karla

    It was impossible to listen to this book and not think of the film the entire time. I was actually surprised by how much the movie adhered to it, although it was more in terms of themes and glimpses, rather than sticking to the actual plot. The plot as a whole was the same (chasing a ship around the Horn), but so much of the ancillary details had been altered.The character of Hollom was another of these "same, but different" elements - in the film, he is a wholly sympathetic character but in the [...]

  19. Kenneth

    Although I've been reading the Aubrey/Maturin books on and off for years, I saw the Far Side of the World movie before I got to the book. As others stated, it was interesting to see what was kept and what was dropped in the film, and ultimately, I think they nailed the feel of the books as best they could.As for the book, O'Brian packs a lot into this one, but ultimately I prefer the conclusion of the movie to that of the book.SPOILER.The wreck of the Norfolk was a disappointment, especially aft [...]

  20. Kaye Stambaugh

    I'm reading (in the case, listening) to this series in order, and The Far Side of the World is action-packed and full of twists and turns. There is a little of everything thrown into this novel making it incredibly entertaining and sometimes thought provoking. I had no problem rooting for the HMS Surprise over the American Frigate Norfolk and found Simon Vance's American accent amusing. I'm finding this the perfect series for audio books.

  21. Susan

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as some others. There was way too much talk about bugs, animals and vegetation for me. And I would have been much happier if the description about how to cut up a whale was skipped (much like Jack Aubrey). There weren't any huge dramas at sea but instead there was alot of talk, talk, talk.I'm afraid while listening to this I was comparing it to the movie in my head. Perhaps this was why I was disappointed. I hope the next one is a bit better.

  22. Jennifer

    I had a hard time separating the movie, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World from the book. I adore the movie. Even reading the previous 9 volumes made me aware that a lot of the movie lines and plot came from the previous novels, I was not expecting how little similarity the book and movie had with each other. I suspect that I would've enjoyed this more if I didn't have such a love for the movie.

  23. Deb

    These books only get better, deeper relationships, far distant missions, beautifully evocative language. The piéce de résistance however is Jack's rescue of Stephen as he falls out the stern windows while collecting specimens, and their encounter with a ship crewed by Polynesian amazons! Endless surprises

  24. Judith Johnson

    Once again, this book is full of all the usual good things that make Patrick O'Brian so beloved by his followers. Definitely my Desert Island pick for the complete works of!

  25. Hil

    10/10, would recommend to any flotillas of lesbian cannibals out there, thank god Stephen didn't get trepanned.

  26. John Chiafos

    Nine tenths of a great Aubrey/Maturin novel. Wasn't a fan of the ending. However, it's still one of my faves in this series.

  27. Andreas Schmidt

    ancora la cara vecchia SurpriseDopo le vicende del blocco di Tolone, il tradimento a Malta che ha portato alla morte del vecchio ammiraglio Harte, la Surprise condotta da Aubrey al disarmo a Gibilterra è inviata invece a dare la caccia alla fregata Norfolk armata a Boston, che sta dando la caccia alle baleniere inglesi. Immagino che il film sia tratto da questo libro, pur adattato e limato forse un po' troppo, trasformando americani in francesi e lo sbarco causa tempesta, in sbarco causa incide [...]

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