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Extended Audio Sample Billy Budd, by Herman Melville
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Christopher Timothy Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The action is set within the claustrophobic confines of a British man-of-war ship in the summer of 1797. Here live the crew of the HMS Indomitable, many of them pressed into service against their will.

Billy Budd, however, enjoys naval life. But the evil master-at-arms, Claggart, loathes his fresh-faced innocence and accuses him of mutiny. From this false charge springs a naval tragedy. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Matthew | 2/16/2014

    " Bartlby, one of the best ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shannan | 12/18/2013

    " It was better than I was expecting. It helped that it was required reading back in high school so I knew all the stuff to look for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anna Tielmann | 12/13/2013

    " I like this collection of short stories a lot better than "Moby Dick" because there wasn't enough room for chapter-long descriptions of boats, rigging and the various parts of a ship that were horrible to wade through and were completely over my head. The way he writes makes it hard to read at a comfortable pace and I had to re-read paragraphs in order to fully understand what was going on. It's not a light, easy read.. makes you think and has a lot of underlying meaning on each page.. but a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathy Kaylor | 12/12/2013

    " I read Billy Budd when I was on my whaling kick and was reading Melville because he liked to write about it. It's a pretty good story. I don't remember liking any of his other short stories much. "

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