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4.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Marryat Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this seminal story of naval life during the Napoleonic wars, Frederick Marryat’s young hero embarks upon a life at sea and finds it to be a rough school indeed. Simple’s trials and triumphs, alongside his faithful mentor, Terence O’Brien, mirror Marryat’s personal experience, from the hand-to-hand combat of cutting-out missions to the devastating hurricane off St. Pierre and the mutiny aboard the Rattlesnake.

Peter Simple is a towering tale from the great age of sail, filled with keen wit, vivid characters, and gripping adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A robust Dickensian romance…One of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Highly discursive, but the characters are so sympathetic and their tales are so amusing that you don’t mind…A sort of nautical fairy tale…Reading Peter Simple is like drinking in a tavern with old salts who never let the facts get in the way of a good story.”

    HistoricNavalFiction.com

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stephen | 2/16/2010

    " Very good. The author has an uncommon knack for humor and turn of phrase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by India | 12/18/2008

    " This was surprisingly entertaining, except for the two excruciatingly dreadful scenes set in Barbados, wherein the author felt the need to demonstrate his opinion that black people are not actualy humans and exist purely to provide comic relief to white people. "

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