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Expand your enjoyment of literature with THE MAURITIUS COMMAND by Patrick O’Brian (unabridged). This interactive mash-up experience contains a multitude of features and content to help take you beyond the words, by providing a 5-star professional reading, background extras, and more.

NOTE: This app is fully accessible, and includes support for VoiceOver.

Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command, until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore’s pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains—Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.

Self-contained, this app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. This app was built especially for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, meaning it fits your device perfectly. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves.

This was professionally recorded at the Blackstone Audio studios by Audie® Award-winning narrator Simon Vance.

• EXPERIENCE. About 10.5 hours of narration. Created on the Folium enhancedAudio™ framework, this app includes extra functions and features not found in either e-book readers or audiobook players.

• PLAY IT YOUR WAY. Listening at home or the office? Tap into remote speakers with AirPlay.

• CONTROL IT. The audio player offers multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, plus a one-touch chapter browser. The ‘scrub’ bar lets you point anywhere inside a chapter with just a tap, and now you can shake‘n’pause to temporarily halt playback instantly without looking at the screen.

• SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you’ll love this feature. Once set, the playback will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing.

• OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airline-approved! Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’re free from the threat of an interrupted connection. Downloads usually take just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed.

• CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and intelligent.

• CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the recording you’ve come.

• AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the app again.

• TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends.

• FEEDBACK. Share your ideas for functions, and features. We are very responsive to our listeners and appreciate all feedback and ideas.

• GET MORE. Other titles that you might enjoy are updated over time, helping you find that next great experience to enjoy.

RATING: Suitable for adults who enjoy literary works of historical fiction or O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series.
“O’Brian’s sheer brilliance as a writer constantly dazzles…. No writer alive can move one as O’Brian can.” (Irish Times)

“Patrick O’Brian presents the lost arcana of that hard-pressed, cruel, courageous world with an immediacy that makes its workings both comprehensible and fascinating. But in the end it is the serious exploration of human character that gives the books their greatest power: the fretful play of mood that can irrationally darken the edges of the brightest triumph and that can feed a trickle of merriment into the midst of terror and tragedy.” (The New York Times Book Review)


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