Far Side of the World (2004) Audio

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Benedict reads an exciting story of Jack Aubrey that served as the basis for the movie Master and Commander.

The Far Side of the World was written by Patrick O’Brian and first published in 1984. The story is set during the Napoleonic wars, and is the 10th Book in the series with the protagonist Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and the ship’s doctor, naturalist and spy Stephen Maturin.

The book served as the basis for the Hollywood Blockbuster Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World with Russel Crow in the leading role.

Plot:
The War of 1812 is still on-going. Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission of the affair of the heart: He wants to catch a powerful American frigate that wants to destroy the British whaling trade.
Meanwhile, Stephen Maturin has to do something important in the world of intelligence for himself.
Disaster in various forms are waiting for them in the South Pacific and the vastness of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.


The Far Side of the World, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, aired on September 13, 2004 on BBC Radio 4.



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