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Author: Frederick Marryat Narrator: Michael Healy Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781482949940
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At fourteen the unworldly, idealistic Jack Easy leaves the luxury of his father’s estate in England and sails into a world of action and adventure aboard the sloop of war HMS Harpy. At first Jack finds it hard to stomach the discipline of naval life and, with his mischievous sense of humor, is always getting himself into scrapes. But soon he is bravely taming a band of mutinous seamen, outwitting a wily and murderous Sicilian nobleman, and breathing the smell of gunpowder and raw steel as the Harpy chases Spanish ships on the Mediterranean.

This neglected 1836 classic is both a rousing adventure story and a profound coming-of-age tale written with great skill and humor.

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  • “This was Marryat’s navy, his world, and no one brings it to us with greater authenticity.”

    Alexander Kent

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margot | 12/30/2017

    " I have listened to this book and read it. It's just the best! Written in 1836, there were many of the same situations we have today. Totally politically incorrect, the transformation of Jack Easy is a miracle. This book is such an adventure! The author, retired Captain Frederick Marryat of the Royal Navy, defines and explains tall ships' sails, rigging and cannons. You really learn about these tall ships. Much of this book is comical, some romance, but there is war on the high seas. "

About the Author

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) first attempted to run away to sea at fourteen. His father, a member of Parliament, helped him secure a midshipman’s berth on a frigate commanded by the daring Thomas Cochrane. He would go on to serve in the Royal Navy for over twenty years, in the Battle of Aix Roads and the War of 1812. When he turned his pen to naval life, he became the preeminent chronicler of British naval seamen in the great age of Nelson. His many novels were admired by such authors as Conrad, Hemingway, Thackeray, Coleridge, and Washington Irving.

About the Narrator

Michael Healy has appeared off Broadway and on national television, most notably on Saturday Night Live for three years, as well as in several national commercials. He continues to hone his craft in Rhode Island, where he has won awards for acting. His audiobook recordings include Mr. Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat, The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page, and The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.