The Admiral by O. Henry audiobook

The Admiral

By  O. Henry
Read by Cathy Dobson

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0.31 Hours Unabridged
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O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), an American writer of outstanding short stories known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings. _x000D__x000D_"The Admiral" is the bittersweet tale of a young and simple sailor who is unexpectedly made Admiral of the Fleet of the Republic of Anchuria as a drunken joke during a cabinet meeting of the new corrupt government. Taking command of the fleet... consisting of one sloop, recently confiscated from a band of smugglers, the new admiral sets out to build up his crew - three sailors. As the government neglects to allocate him any budget or pay any salaries, the "fleet" is forced to conduct jobbing trade around the coast to keep its sailors fed. But the admiral lives in hope that one day he will receive orders which will enable him to serve his country...

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O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), an American writer of outstanding short stories known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings. _x000D__x000D_"The Admiral" is the bittersweet tale of a young and simple sailor who is unexpectedly made Admiral of the Fleet of the Republic of Anchuria as a drunken joke during a cabinet meeting of the new corrupt government. Taking command of the fleet... consisting of one sloop, recently confiscated from a band of smugglers, the new admiral sets out to build up his crew - three sailors. As the government neglects to allocate him any budget or pay any salaries, the "fleet" is forced to conduct jobbing trade around the coast to keep its sailors fed. But the admiral lives in hope that one day he will receive orders which will enable him to serve his country...

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Author Bio: O. Henry

Author Bio: O. Henry

O. Henry (1862–1910), born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace, in particular, the lives of ordinary people in New York City. His stories often had surprise endings, a device that became identified with his name. He began writing sketches around 1887, and his stories of adventure in the Southwest United States and in Central America were immediately popular with magazine readers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English