The Patrick O'Brian Compendium Audiobook Page

Audio dramatizations and narrations of the Aubrey/Maturin series

The webmaster's dirty little secret is that he listened to the entire A/M series on tape before reading them. Twice. If your notion of audiobooks is having your kindergarten teacher read to you in a monotone to get you to take a nap, you will definitely be surprised by modern audiobooks, which are more acting than reading. The best audiobook narrators do accents, inflections and really make the words come alive. It's a great way to make any drive just fly by.

bullet Recorded Books, Inc. - full, unabridged narrations by the late Patrick Tull. Available for rent or purchase.
bullet Random House, Inc. - abridgements on cassette, read by David Pigott-Smith or Robert Hardy.
bullet Books on Tape, Inc. - full, unabridged narrations by the late David Case or Richard Brown, or a new rendition by John Lee. Available for rent or purchase.

Many local libraries have audiobooks to loan or download, if you're looking to save money.

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