A fan podcast reviewing all of the Aubrey-Maturin novels by Patrick O'Brian, beginning with the first - Master and Commander. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/lubbershole
Episode 83 - The Letter of Marque (Part 7)
58:02We learn more about Jack’s wounds, sciatic stays and the relationship between butterflies and French intelligence agents. Meanwhile, Jack’s reinstatement to the navy list hangs in the balance, and his friends come to his aid. Will Jack let them help him? Ch 7.
Episode 82 - The Letter of Marque (Part 6)
1:12:16Jack and the Surprise are headed into action, but not before we've considered poetics - there are Greek drama tips, crazed horses on ships, and Merry Christmas greetings from the Surprise crew’s wet lips. Ch 6.
Episode 81 - The Letter of Marque (Part 5)
54:37Jack wants to practice his cutting-out routine - but can he navigate the grievances of Sethians, Muggletonians and Southcottians? And what about the maidens of Polcombe (wherever that is)? Ch 5.
Episode 80 - The Letter of Marque (Part 4)
1:05:36We get glaziers, corsair bishops, balloonists and link-boys; Stephen gets medical supplies, news from Sweden and a reminder about insurance; and Jack gets silver plate and an exciting new mission!
Episode 79 - The Letter of Marque (Part 3)
58:34Our heroes encounter a big blow, and their cruise gets extended. We learn about the perils, pitfalls and rewards of privateering. Jack learns a little mindfulness, and Padeen sinks deeper into addiction. We are once again reminded that it's all about the wind! Ch 3.
Episode 78 - The Letter of Marque (Part 2)
1:06:02Jack exercises his new crew and tries to keep them from getting pressed, while Stephen talks carronades and strategy. In the meantime there's mooning, rogering and La Marseillaise - something for everyone? Ch 2.
Episode 77 - The Letter Of Marque (Part 1)
1:01:17At Shelmerston, Jack picks the last of his new crew, while Stephen gets distracted by a man in blue pants and a big bustard. Two interesting Admirals appear on the scene, one with a familiar name, as the Surprise prepares to sail. Ch 1.
Episode 76 - The Reverse Of The Medal (Final Part)
1:03:10Jack prepares to take the Surprise to sea to finalise her crew. Stephen’s French is tested when he’s invited to a mysterious and perhaps dangerous encounter. An old friend turns up with a missing possession and vital information, bringing the book to a dramatic end. Ch 10.
Episode 75 - The Reverse Of The Medal (Part 9)
48:55Stephen works to lessen Jack’s sentence, and get him on board with plans for the Surprise. Blaine offers counsels and potentially a new mission. And Jack's sentence is finalised and carried out, in one of the canon’s most emotional scenes. Ch 9.
Episode 74 - The Reverse Of The Medal (Part 8)
1:01:12Jack's legal situation worsens, as Stephen activates his back-up plan - a charming privateer, weatherly, stiff and fast ... you know the one! Also Byron, Donovan and a corsair named Dover. Can any of them help Jack avoid what's coming? Ch 8.