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Captains Courageous

  • Runtime: 5.9 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 12.1.1998
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio
  • Genre: Fiction/Classics
  • 5.92 hrs12/1/1998Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4551-6929-0
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This wonderful classic combines three unbeatable elements: a sea story, lively and dynamic characters, and a protagonist who undergoes a transformation.

Harvey Cheyne is the pampered son of a multimillionaire who falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a small fishing boat. After being punched in the nose by the captain of the small vessel for smart-mouthing him, Harvey quickly learns respect, toughness, and gratitude. He steps up from self-centeredness into the difficult but fulfilling realm of self-reliance and unselfishness.

A popular favorite since its first publication in 1897, the novel remains a classic story of youthful initiation and a lively tribute to the author’s famous code of bravery, loyalty, and honor among men.

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“[Shows] delicacy of craft and violence of feeling, exactitude and wile impressionism, subtlety and true innocence.”

Angus Wilson

“Lots of action and interesting conversations portraying life aboard a fishing schooner keep the pace moving.”

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    Great story.

    Tony1 June 9, 2015
    I really enjoyed listening to this story. Usually I listen to books while commuting, but I found myself making excuses to extend my drive time just so I could listen to more of the book. I had a bit of a hard time with the heavy accents, but they just made it feel more authentic.
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Author Biography

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was born of English parents in Bombay, India. At seventeen, he began work as a journalist and over the next seven years established an international reputation with his stories and verses of Indian and army life, including such classics as The Jungle Book and Kim. In 1907 he became the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize.

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Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.

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