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Old 01-01-2021, 09:39   #31
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Re: Patrick O'Brian

W.E.B. Griffin is great. His series about the Marines pretty much checks all the boxes the OP asks for...

It's called The Corps Series. His style is kind of like 'Forrest Gump,' where he picks one character, and everything happens to that character.

I also read the Badge of Honor, (Philly cops) excellent!!!

Now on Presidential Agent series, so-so — my guess it it's ghost written by his son.

Another voyaging book that I think is a must-read is 'This thing of Darkness' by Harry Thompson. it's about the voyage of the Beagle with Fitzroy, Darwin and all. Excellent!!!
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Old 01-01-2021, 11:05   #32
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I’d recommend for round four, you try the audiobook version. Incredible narration by Patrick Tull.

There is nothing better for long road trips.....
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Re: Patrick O'Brian

Another Dewey Lambdin fan. Good sailing adventures with a little social history and sex thrown in.

What is amazing about O'Brien is his amazingly thorough knowledge of 1800's fighting ships while he had virtually no idea of the reality of being at sea.
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