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Autobiography of a Seaman, Vol. 1

Gelesen von Timothy Ferguson

(4,54 Sterne; 63 Bewertungen)

This two volume work is the autobiography of Lord Cochrane, a naval captain of the Napoleonic period. His adventures are seminal to the development of naval fiction as a genre. Marryat sailed with Cochrane, while later writers borrowed incidents from this biography for their fictions. Most notable among these is Patrick O'Brian, three of whose novels have clear parallels to incidents in the life of Cochrane. This first volume covers Cochrane's earlier life, during which he is most active militarily. (Introduction by Timothy Ferguson) (11 hr 19 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication, Preface, and Introductory

1:08:03

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01 - My Boyhood, and Entrance Into the Navy

22:25

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02 - Cruise of the Hind

18:41

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03 - Voyage of the Thetis

22:59

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04 - Services in the Meditteranean

24:10

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05 - Cruise of the Speedy

42:15

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06 - Cruise of the Speedy Continued

26:04

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07 - Admiralty Reluctance to Promote Me

26:48

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08 - Naval Administration Sixty Years Ago

21:03

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09 - Employment in the Arab

9:26

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10 - Cruise of the Pallas

18:50

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11 - Services in the Pallas Continued

33:43

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12 - My Entrance Into Parliament

18:47

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13 - Dissolution of Parliament

33:48

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14 - Cruise of the Imperieuse

30:28

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15 - Cruise of the Imperieuse Continued

29:11

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16 - Cruise of the Imperieuse Continued

22:15

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17 - Cruise of the Imperieuse Continued

49:37

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18 - Cruise of the Imperieuse Continued

21:28

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19 - Appointment to Command Fire-Ships in Basque Roads

25:10

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20 - Untitled Chapter

24:16

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21 - Untitled chapter

50:27

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22 - Arrival in England

19:22

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23 - Lord Gambier's Despatch

19:55

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Bewertungen

Great reading! Alternately tedious and fascinating.

(4 Sterne)

Apparently Lord Cochrane was a divisive character in his time. A capable seaman, yet an insufferable jerk. All that comes across in this book. The book offers great insights into Naval tactics and operations in the early 19th century, but often reads as a justification of himself and an excruciation of his enemies. Of course, that's what this is. Ferguson brings another stellar reading in conveying all this.

Very good, just need vol 2!

(5 Sterne)

I very much enjoyed this story and the narration is great, good job Timothy. An interesting mix of serious naval adventures and its politics in the 19th century. Sadly volume two seems to be missing in action!

Great Book Great Reading

(5 Sterne)

If you like any Patrick O'Brien Books (eg Master & Commander) you will love this. Its much less dramatic thsn a historical fiction novel but is still jawdropping. The constant defensive tone can get a bit wearing but its justified in the context of the nook.The naration is also perfect. Thanks for uploading.

more exiting than fiction

(5 Sterne)

inspiring indignation of the unjust and malicious treatment of Lord Cochrane and showing the patient and humble forbearance on the part of Cochrane himself.

(4,5 Sterne)

This is a very engaging story/autobiography, easy to listen to as well. He had a pleasant, easy to follow manner of reading to the listener.

(5 Sterne)

Excellent reading!!! Fantastic book about a brave, engenius, mistreated British Naval officer. Great history, and claims which writer backs every step of the way.

Poor poor man.

(3 Sterne)

If the writer had received every promotion when he thought he deserved one he would have been PM.

(4,5 Sterne)

Very beautifully written and full of excitement around every turn ¡