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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Alexander Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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More than two centuries after Master's Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man's honor at the dawn of the Romantic age. 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 Tom | 6/29/2011

    " Very detailed in its research, lengthy in its coverage (I would say a little too lengthy at 410 pages of text), and slow in some places. Probably best suited for people who love British naval history... not for your average reader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/1/2011

    " Started reading this to discuss this story for our history class. Amazing read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/23/2011

    " I thought this book told a fascinating story. Before reading this book, I only knew the traditional views of Bligh, a tyrannical captain, and the heroic Fletcher Christian. I enjoyed discovering the truth about both men and the other men on the Bounty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/16/2011

    " Not a great book, but an absolutely fascinating story. The most intriguing part was what became of the mutineers.

    Why read fiction when there are true stories like this out there? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 4/2/2011

    " Great read, but the excitement ends when the sea journey ends (before page 200). Caroline's "The Endeavor" is better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 6/29/2010

    " For anyone who is a fan of the Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy, this book is a must. Who knew that Capt. Bligh was really the good guy, and that Fletcher Christian wasn't the romantic hero that we all thought he was! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/15/2010

    " Interesting in that the book explains what happen to the main characters that were part of the Bounty after it was over. It includes their arrests, and trials. "

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About the Author
Author Caroline Alexander

Caroline Alexander has written for the New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of several books. She is the curator of “Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Expedition,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.

About the Narrator

Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain’s National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations, as well as five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been awarded Britain’s OBE, France’s Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.