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The Reverse of the Medal by Patrick O'Brian
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Mar 28, 11

bookshelves: favorites, audiobook, historical-fiction, 2011, library
Read from March 18 to 28, 2011

So, if you have been reading this from the beginning, I don't think it's possible not to get emotional at Jack Aubrey getting drummed out of the service. And the heartache and depression portrayed by the author will move you to tears.

The moments are only driven home by the outpouring of respect and devotion shown by his crew and colleagues at the Pillary. These scenes, above all else, turned this book from a typical good Aubrey/Maturin book into an outstanding one.

For the readers who are not as versed in the workings of a ship, this one might be for you. The Majority of it happens on or around the land, with very little time afloat for the crew.

What an outstanding episode in the series, and I find myself longing to read the next.

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