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Captains Courageous Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Captains Courageous (Unabridged), by Rudyard Kipling
4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5 4.4 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rudyard Kipling Narrator: Nadia May Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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Harvey Cheyne is the pampered son of a multimillionaire who falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a small fishing boat. After being punched in the nose by the captain of the vessel for smart-mouthing him, Harvey quickly learns respect, toughness, and gratitude. He steps up from self-centeredness into the difficult but fulfilling realm of self-reliance and unselfishness.

A popular favorite since its first publication in 1897, the novel remains a classic story of youthful initiation and a lively tribute to the author's famous code of bravery, loyalty, and honor among men. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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. "

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About the Author
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.