REVIEW å The Golden Ocean

REVIEW The Golden Ocean

REVIEW å The Golden Ocean ☆ In the year 1740 Commodore later Admiral George Anson embarked on a voyage that would become one of the most famous exploits in British naval history Sailing through poorly charted waters Anson and his men encountered disaster disease and astonishing success They circumnavigated the globe and seized a nearly incalcuable sum ofSum of Spanish gold and silver but only one of the five ships survivedThis is the background to the first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea a precursor to the acclaimed AubreyMaturin series that shares the excitement and rich humor of those books The protagonist is Peter Palafox son of a poor Irish parson wh. Ahoy all ye sea faring adventure lovers Ahoy All ye land lubbers like me This was a great book to catch the salty sea wind in your sails and set sail on a grand adventure Treasure lovers will also find their joy within Written as if ya were thar riddled with scurvy and struggling with the British navy men and Peter

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In the year 1740 Commodore later Admiral George Anson embarked on a voyage that would become one of the most famous exploits in British naval history Sailing through poorly charted waters Anson and his men encountered disaster disease and astonishing success They circumnavigated the globe and seized a nearly incalcuable. Yo ho and a bottle of rumAvast singing ya scurvy dog sod off ya goat buggerin' Aye aye sir Arrrr perhaps he's right I should stick to reviews The Golden Ocean is one of O'Brian's earlier works and a forerunner of his seafaring AubreyMaturin series As such it's a little rougher around the edges and as a one off it is not uite as engaging since you're not invested in the characters for the long haul However this can be very enjoyable for some especially if you're already hooked on the AubreyMaturin series or if you like to read Age of Sail seafaring stories You get all the lovely period circa mid 18th century detail one becomes accustomed to when reading O'Brian You also get an idea of what the British navy was like prior to arguably its most notable period in history the Napoleonic Wars The Golden Ocean recounts in historical fiction style Admiral Anson's 1740 circumnavigation of the globe The story is told through the eyes of a midshipman the lowest order of officers often young teen boys As has been the case with other O'Brian one offs I never latched on to the main character with this one In fact now that some time has passed since I read this I don't even recall the fella's name One interesting factoid about The Golden Ocean it is one or two retellings of the same voyage that O'Brian novelized The other is titled The Unknown ShoreAll in all while this may not reach the excellence of writing his later work attains it is well done and uite enjoyable I can readily recommend it to O'Brian's fans

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The Golden OceanO signs on as a midshipman never before having seen a ship Together with his lifelong friend Sean Peter sets out to seek his fortune embarking upon a journey of danger disappointment foreign lands and excitementHere is a tale certain to please not only admirers of O'Brian's work but also any reader with an adventurous so. I like a good sea story and this is a good one based on the voyage of Commodore Anson in England's war against Spain in the mid 1700s This was the War of Jenkins' Ear yes there actually was a war with that name Anyway O'Brian tells the story of a young Irishman who goes to sea and serves as a midshipman on Anson's flagship Centurian There's incredible hardship and death as the men face storms and scurvy as well as the SpaniardsBut there is real motivation as the men sail in search of the Manila Galleon with its gold and silver in the great South Seas