The Nutmeg of Consolation

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Patrick O'brian

Narrated By: Tim Pigott-Smith

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2001

Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes


We join Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, captain in the Royal Navy and surgeon/intelligence agent respectively, where we left them at the end of The Thirteen Gun Salute: shipwrecked on a remote Dutch East Indies island.

Employing great enterprise, Aubrey secures a new ship and sails for Australia. A penal colony by charter, in fact a grim outpost of legalized slavery, conditions there exacerbate Maturin's Irish temper and nearly provoke a diplomatic crisis. And an excursion into the bush ends in a close encounter of the final kind.


  • John Scully

    The reading of this book is a solid effort, but the audio is very weak. I found that I could barely hear it, walking around with iPhone headphones.

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