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Captains Courageous Audiobook

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This wonderful classic combines three unbeatable elements: a sea story, lively and dynamic characters, and a protagonist who undergoes a transformation.

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 small 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.

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  • “[Shows] delicacy of craft and violence of feeling, exactitude and wile impressionism, subtlety and true innocence.”

    Angus Wilson

  • “Lots of action and interesting conversations portraying life aboard a fishing schooner keep the pace moving.”

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Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Amanda | 2/18/2014

    " I saw the movie with Spencer Tracy forever ago; it is nothing like the book. Very fun read, but I like Kipling's work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Ben | 2/5/2014

    " The sailor speak was tedious to read. And it was pretty boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Dhwani Swadia | 1/31/2014

    " a wonderful read. the storyline was quite enthralling and kept me hooked till the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Grace Best-Page | 1/31/2014

    " It was different from I expected, and I think what I expected would have been more interesting. I kept waiting for the plot to happen, and then realized when I was almost done, that what I'd read was the plot. Oh well. Still, a good educational experience. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.