Desolation island: Aubrey / Maturin Series, Book 5

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin] about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer
More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 99810412-cb92-6448-43c3-f6167e93e7ce
Grouping Title desolation island
Grouping Author obrian patrick
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-24 04:48:45AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-24 04:58:06AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Patrick O'Brian
author_display Patrick O'Brian
available_at_arlington Westover
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Westover Adult Fiction

Captain Jack Aubrey has been getting into trouble during his time ashore, his trusting nature causing him problems in both business and cards. His friend, surgeon Stephen Maturin, is having a little trouble of his own. Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Aubrey Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy—and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountainous seas, the Dutchman closes in.

Desolation Island marks a turning point in this highly entertaining historical adventure series. Whereas the previous four novels could be read as stand-alones, only loosely connected in regard to plot, Desolation Island begins a story arc that continues on through the series.

format_arlington Book, eAudiobook
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 99810412-cb92-6448-43c3-f6167e93e7ce
isbn 039330812, 9780393037050, 9780393308129, 9781481580137
item_details ils:.b11230794|.i17001377|Westover Adult Fiction|F OBRIA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 07, 2019|waf||, overdrive:dccd0c39-ad0d-4cf2-938e-9e38ab413e7d|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_arlington , Paperback
last_indexed 2019-06-24T08:58:06.22Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F OBRIA, Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Westover
primary_isbn 9780393037050
publishDate 1994, 2005
record_details ils:.b11230794|Book|Books||English|W.W. Norton & Co.,|1994.|325 pages ; 22., overdrive:dccd0c39-ad0d-4cf2-938e-9e38ab413e7d|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Audio, Inc.|2005|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b11230794 .i17001377 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
overdrive:dccd0c39-ad0d-4cf2-938e-9e38ab413e7d -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
series Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels
series_with_volume Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels|5
subject_facet Historical fiction -- Great Britain -- 1800-1815
title_display Desolation island
title_full Desolation Island Aubrey / Maturin Series, Book 5, Desolation island / Patrick O'Brian
title_short Desolation island
title_sub Aubrey / Maturin Series, Book 5
topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction