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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: April 2006 ISBN: 9781598871371
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Cruelty, racism, and isolation make a deadly mix in this true story of one of the 19th-century's bloodiest mutinies. Drawn from journals written during this violent voyage but kept secret for years, this exciting and disturbing chronicle focuses on the mu 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 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 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 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 Paula Washburn-Demmons | 2/27/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pancha | 11/26/2012

    " I liked Island of the Lost much better as a tale, but this book is good if you're looking into the kind of excesses against the crew allowed a ship's captain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 3/9/2012

    " The ship they are talking about is one that Herman Mellville had contact with before he started writing. Very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri Jewel | 8/3/2011

    " I picked up this book during the time when Merritt and I were reading Moby dick> It was really interesting to read along with that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 1/15/2011

    " 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 Keri | 3/21/2009

    " The ship they are talking about is one that Herman Mellville had contact with before he started writing. Very interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pancha | 11/28/2008

    " I liked Island of the Lost much better as a tale, but this book is good if you're looking into the kind of excesses against the crew allowed a ship's captain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/15/2008

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 9/15/2007

    " Good, but a slow read for me. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W., Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.