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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (88 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joan Druett Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In the Wake of Madness is the gripping true story of one of the bloodiest mutinies of the nineteenth century, written by an award-winning maritime historian. In 1841, Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling grounds of the northwestern Pacific. Twelve men deserted the ship, and three Pacific Islanders joined the crew. The story of the mutiny, the murder, and the ship’s eventual recapture unfolds in breathless detail. An aspiring young writer of the time eagerly followed this true story: his name was Herman Melville.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catherine Palardy | 11/23/2013

    " Good, but a slow read for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lois | 10/15/2013

    " I'd give this book one more star if only it included some photos or illustrations of the whaling ships and/or people in it (particularly the captain), but this story of mutiny, cruelty and murder has held my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 9/11/2013

    " Working on a whaling ship was hard, stinky work where you were beaten often for slight infractions. Fun stuff. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Paula Washburn-Demmons | 2/27/2013

    " If possible I would have given it negative stars. Horrible!! "

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About the Author
Author Joan Druett

Joan Druett, a native New Zealander, is the author of about a dozen books on maritime history and historical fiction. She has been the recipient of a PEN/Hubert Church Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the John Lyman Award for Best Book of American Maritime History. She was a consultant for the award-winning “Seafaring Women” exhibition and has appeared as a guest speaker at maritime museums across the country. While much of her research is carried out in the United States, she lives in Wellington, New Zealand, with her husband.