The Hundred Days: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 19 and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
CDN$ 0.01
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Ships from the USA. Please allow 14-21 business days for delivery. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Sail the Seas of Value.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Hundred Days Hardcover – Oct 1 1998


See all 19 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Oct 1 1998
CDN$ 16.83 CDN$ 0.01

Best Books of 2014
Unruly Places, Alastair Bonnett’s tour of the world’s most unlikely micro-nations, moving villages, secret cities, and no man’s lands, is our #1 pick for 2014. See all

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought



Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (Oct. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393046745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393046748
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 0.3 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,021,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Language:Chinese.Hardcover. Pub date: 1999 08 Pages: 288 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. Nineteenth novel in the Auey-Maturin series: A classic naval adventure crammed with incident. Superbly plotted and Utterly gripping You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O'ian Irish TimesWith the Napoleonic wars looking all but over. Jack Auey was already on his way across the Atlantic to try his fortunes under the flag of the young Chilean republic when Napoleon escaped from Elba. Hurriedly appointed to command a squadron flying the oad pennant of a Commodore. Jack was made flag officer in all but name. to operate within and without the Mediterranean on a number of difficult and dangerous missions in an atmosphere of confused political allegiances and with whatever ships could be scraped together at a moment's notice.Conspiracy in the Adriatic. in the Berber and Arab ...

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Buck Bauer on Jan. 8 2000
Format: Hardcover
Don't read this book. If I could, I would give it zero stars. O'Brian's series of Aubrey/Maturin novels are among the greatest works of historical fiction ever written, but the series should have ended with the previous volume, a gem, #18, "The Yellow Admiral," which nicely ties up a number of plot threads, leaving us to imagine a happy future for our favorite characters. "The Hundred Days" is both unnecesssary and bad. I am not the only Aubrey fan I know who was left wondering whether O'Brian was in fact the author -- it reads like someone trying to imitate O'Brian's style, and failing badly. Abandoning his beloved slow match in favor of the flint lock is just one of several things that Jack does that are completely out of character. In the subsequent and final volume, #20, "Blue at the Mizzen," little better than this one, O'Brian attempts to backtrack and have Aubrey compensate for the most glaring one of these lapses, but it's too little and too late.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "heavypen" on May 31 2002
Format: Hardcover
A couple of years later and I stroll in and see such a weird collection of remarks! It seems that people either love this installment or absolutely loathe it. By my rating, you can see that I enjoyed it immensely. I think that O'Brian lived up to his reputation as a sophisticated storyteller. Yes, Diana's death is a mere mention - but the author creates such a deeply painful upset that feels very real - we grieve with Stephen from the shock - and if we are open to it, we appreciate the story even more. And yes, Bonden's demise is equally jarring, but that's life at sea (especially during that time). My one critique of O'Brian - there should have been more death among Aubrey's and Maturin's closest friends and followers - that is, if history were followed more closely. So - to the naysayers I say -"you are heard, but you do not speak for everybody." I love this book as I love the entire series.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I, as countless others, noticed within pages that this book did not have the heft, color, culture or beauty of the past entries. It felt like the OUTLINE of a possible book, with none of the nuances and flourishes filled in. A pale watercolor against the previous Rembrandts. And let's lose a vital character like Diana OFFSTAGE, as if she were a minor character, a footnote when really she balanced and made whole the Maturin we came to know. His tempestuous love affair made an otherwise dour, eccentric character come into his own; a character arc that paid off handsomely. Aubrey and the good doctor go through the motions as if ghosts of voyages past. They play music, engage in intrigue, visit (in a glancing manner) foreign exotic ports, and eat their toasted cheese -- but it's a vessel that's altogether too unseaworthy for the journey. Either the prolific author's powers have waned at this late stage, or he was trying to beat the deadline (he's 85 after all) and finish the saga with a round number; 20 (Blue Mizzen's out now). That's a cruel assessment, but his fault entirely for writing so beautifully of a time past that we came to expect that level of excellence, or more to the point, crave and need it like a good serving of plum duff and spotted dog. May his high standards unfurl and send us sailing at 12 knots and above on the next peregrination. For now, I'll take a bolus and bit of laudanum to ease the pain and curl up in my hammock while awaiting another installment.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
Much of what other disappointed O'Brian fans have said about The Hundred Days is certainly true, but I think I noticed something unusual which may be a clue to "what happened". The first half of the book is exceptionally poor, with almost no use of nautical terms, repetitive expressions (surely there is another word that will do in place of "said"), and lack of historical flavor. The second half is much better and, although not up to the best of previous volumes in this series, approaches The Yellow Admiral, for example, in style and plot.
Is this just my imagination? Perhaps. Maybe I got used to the "new" O'Brien by page 100 and was able to get over my initial shock. Still, what is the reason for killing off Diana and Bonden? I can see that a literary purpose might be served by the former (but it is never realised), but Bonden! I wonder if there could be something about the author's health (he is no longer young, more's the pity), production schedules, or ? which caused The Hundred Days to fall so short of the mark.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Hardcover
Much of what other disappointed O'Brien fans have said about The Hundred Days is certainly true, but I think I noticed something unusual which may be a clue to "what happened". The first half of the book is exceptionally poor, with almost no use of nautical terms, repetitive expressions (surely there is another word that will do in place of "said"), and lack of historical flavor. The second half is much better and, although not up to the best of previous volumes in this series, approaches The Yellow Admiral, for example, in style and plot.
Is this just my imagination? Perhaps. Maybe I got used to the "new" O'Brien by page 100 and was able to get over the shock of the start. And what is the reason for killing off Diana and Bonden? I can see that a literary purpose might be served by the former (but it is never realised), but Bonden! I wonder if there could be something about the author's health (he is no longer young, more's the pity), production schedules, or ? which caused the apparent inconsistency within The Hundred Days.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most recent customer reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback