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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,608 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: Monterey SoundWorks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2000 ISBN:
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Man overboard! Actually, boy overboard! Adventure begins on the sea as a spoiled rich boy falls from an ocean liner. Rescued by fisherman, an exciting journey of discovery begins as the boy sails the open seas, learning about friendship and the rewards of hard work.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate Ahern | 2/16/2014

    " Solid. Kipling's got a good handle on what father hunger looks like and what true manliness is. It all regularly brings "If" to mind. Almost as though they'd been written by the same man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 2/15/2014

    " Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled fifteen-year-old son of a millionaire, falls from an ocean liner off the coast of Newfoundland in the 1890's. Rescued by the crew of a fishing schooner, he must remain on board and work the season. His experiences and the bonds he forms with the crew change him from a spoiled adolescent to a self-reliant young man. Lots of action and interesting conversations portraying life aboard a fishing schooner keep the pace moving. - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 susie Marie | 2/11/2014

    " for days when you feel/look/act/think like a twelve year old boy and you're by a swimming pool and need to stop wallowing in self pity. or if it's one of the only books you haven't read at your parents' house. not earth shattering. but sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellee | 2/10/2014

    " I was really glad that I'd listened to Cod... by Mark Kurlansky before reading this! I think it gave me a deeper appreciation of the work that's going on during the story and the time period. That being said, knowledge of the early 20th century cod-fishing industry is NOT essential to enjoy the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/25/2014

    " Um, it was pretty cool, it would be better if it was more actiony "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/20/2014

    " I would also recommend watching the 1937 movie based on this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 1/17/2014

    " Listened to Librivox.org podcast. Another book I missed in my yout(h). Learned a bit about fishermen and fishing in the Grand Banks in late 1800s. And of course, Kipling's moral codes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/14/2014

    " The interesting part of the plot happened in the first two chapters and the last two, bookending a description of the day-to-day life of North Atlantic fishermen. It was mildly interesting for a while, but I found myself skimming quite a bit towards the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/11/2014

    " I read this book with my youngest son and it's definitely a "boy" book. Some of Harvey's adventures are far-fetched but captivating to a young mind and his transformation from spoiled rich kid to hard-working dory fisherman noteworthy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/6/2013

    " First read it as a kid in Chinese, which loses 100% of the flavour. In English, not always easy to read behind the accents and the nautical terms, but a fun, short, snappy story with great characterisation and interaction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick John | 11/22/2013

    " One of my favorite books. We all want to learn to work harder, become a better person, and have a million dollars in the bank. This book sinks it into your soul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 11/5/2013

    " I am more a fan of his poetry, but I enjoyed all of his other works as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie | 11/2/2013

    " It was a good book but very difficult to understand sometimes because of the phrases and language used that was probably very typical of the languaged used aboard a fishing boat in that time period. I guess the moral was, hard work makes a man out of you:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Hall | 10/31/2013

    " So far this book is my one of my favorites books I ever read because it teaches everyone a life lesson or two. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paulmbauer | 9/15/2013

    " A sea yarn, and a dull one. Booooring. I grabbed it off the ancient cache of family books. I'm still reading it because it helps me go to sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael SaharaFrog | 8/18/2013

    " Sometimes it was not fun doing heavily accented English to English translating, but over all I did enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stien | 6/26/2013

    " Hard to get through but fascinating Gloucester time piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted Ryan | 5/19/2013

    " A bit hard to follow with the choppy New England dialect written out but a solid book none-the-less. Never have read it and it was time I did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheRealMelbelle | 2/3/2013

    " Just reread this old book for a light read and enjoyed it again. Dated and predictable but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/16/2012

    " The sea-talk in this book makes it a bit weighty, and the book seems to be a little too neatly wrapped at the end, but it's a decent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryan Paul Sullo | 4/10/2012

    " One of Kipling's best, this coming-of-age story has been copied by others many times over. A naive and haughty millionaire's son is thrust into a world of adventure, danger, and just plain hard work, which changes his character forever and for the better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 1/10/2012

    " Fun to read for the balance, but it was a bit preachy at the end when the "moral" of the story was revealed (rather clumsily.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thannasset | 1/6/2012

    " Coming-of-age, a little simplistic, but very good look at the era and area of the Grand Banks fisheries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S. | 4/28/2011

    " Sometimes it was not fun doing heavily accented English to English translating, but over all I did enjoy this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 4/27/2011

    " THis was ok, but the version I read was by "books on tape" and I didn't like the reading the narrator did. I was expecting more excitment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 4/25/2011

    " This is an excellent short adventure story. I think one thing that Kipling does particularly well in his short books like this one is to capture the speech of the characters and although I know very little of ships, it seems as though he has effectively use d the vocabulary of the sea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 4/21/2011

    " You know, it just doesn't hold up very well. That's a general observation. Harvey's transition from spoiled snob to eager fisherman was just too quick; and the dialect and jargon were real stumbling blocks. About halfway through, I just lost interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kris | 4/20/2011

    " I couldn't finish this book. I really, really tried, but the dialect simply made it impossible for me. Maybe I'll pick it up another day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger | 4/10/2011

    " Good book. A little preachy and certainly anti-"old money", but a page turner and the ending was satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthy | 2/26/2011

    " I liked this book because it inspired "girls overboard". This is something between my sister and I. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dustin | 2/10/2011

    " so far its okay i only read the first couple of chapters
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizardman449 | 1/17/2011

    " I think that this book was an AWESOME book. I had to read it for school and I am glad I did. I would recomend this book to anyone older then 9 years old. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay | 1/16/2011

    " It's a classic, so I thought I should read it. It wasn't bad...but the accents made it very hard work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carmi | 1/7/2011

    " Good, a bit too short for my taste in books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/4/2011

    " Not as overwhelmingly captivating as *The Jungle Book,* but a lovely sea-story and coming-of-age tale. Something I imagine roguish 9- and 10-year-old children would love. Also, interesting to see Kipling write about the United States. "

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Author Rudyard Kipling

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.