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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (6,996 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Michael Lacke Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship’s master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Katherine | 2/14/2014

    " The edition I read was 99 pages. The longest 99 pages of my life. Should have been about 89 pages shorter. Ugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fawn | 2/12/2014

    " this makes me want to vapor in the groggeries along the towpath... whatever that means. yay melville! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Versel Rush | 2/8/2014

    " Read in my "Jurisprudence and the Law" class with Professor Powers at UT Law. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meri L | 2/1/2014

    " As much as I love reading classics, I kind of hated this one. It was so confusing and hard to understand :( At least I got a 100% on my Literary Analysis Paper! "

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About the Narrator

Michael Lackey has more than thirty-five years of professional theater and music experience. He is a stage veteran of more than forty productions and has performed with four companies of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, doing more than three thousand performances and playing the title role more than two hundred times. He can also be heard on national television as an announcer for skating specials on NBC and USA, as well as in several commercials.