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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (6,985 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: Frank Mulle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It's 1791. Friendly, handsome, and popular Billy Budd is a sailor on board the British warship H.M.S. Indomitable. Britain is at war with France, and because of the famous Nore and Spithead mutinies that occurred earlier in the year, every captain is alert for signs of mutiny and rebellion. The master-at-arms, John Claggatt, a vicious bully, is insanely jealous of Billy's good looks and popularity. Claggatt sets about to entrap Billy in a charge of fomenting mutiny, and as events unfold - violently - Captain Vere is forced to mete out justice in a situation where the very nature of innocence is called into question. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jennie | 2/16/2014

    " This was a forced read in HS. *Shudder* "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charles Berman | 2/12/2014

    " Magnificent, haunting, and complex -- the nature of evil, humanity's need to eradicate the blankness of the natural, and the mercilessness of institutions and war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Becky | 1/29/2014

    " In his usual style, Melville continually kept my brain working by using numerous historical, biblical, and mythical allusions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky Jo Gesteland | 1/25/2014

    " before this Am Lit class, I hadn't read this text. once I assigned--and began hearing complaints from students about how hard it was--I doubted my intentions. but as I read it yesterday, chuckling as I did, I knew it was a good choice. I really do like Melville and this seems quintessential him. "

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