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The Hundred Days

(Vol. Book 19)
Lu par : Ric Jerrom
Série : Aubrey/Maturin, Volume 19
Durée : 10 h et 56 min
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Napoleon, escaped from Elba, pursues his enemies across Europe like a vengeful phoenix. If he can corner the British and Prussians before their Russian and Austrian allies arrive, his genius will lead the French armies to triumph at Waterloo.

In the Balkans, preparing a thrust northwards into Central Europe to block the Russians and Austrians, a horde of Muslim mercenaries is gathering. They are inclined toward Napoleon because of his conversion to Islam during the Egyptian campaign, but they will not move without a shipment of gold ingots from Sheik Ibn Hazm which, according to British intelligence, is on its way via camel caravan to the coast of North Africa. It is this gold that Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin must at all costs intercept. The fate of Europe hinges on their desperate mission.

©1998 Patrick O'Brian (P)2014 Audible Studios

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"The Hundred Days is certain to delight O'Brian's fans, for whom happiness is an unending stream of Aubrey/Maturin books....[It] is a fine novel that stands proudly on the shelf with the others" ( Los Angeles Times)

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  • Robert S. Mellis
  • 18/06/2017

Thin story line

Great reading performance. But the content of O'Brien's yarn is thin soup. Methinks he was coming to the end of his string with this series and we need more nourishment.