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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Melville Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN:
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Herman Melville is one of the greatest figures in literary history. His classic Moby Dick is generally considered the finest novel ever written by an American. Yet in Melville's day, Typee was a far more popular book. Largely autobiographical, this classic adventure story is set in the South Seas, where a runaway sailor is captured by the Typees. Described as a fierce and unrelenting tribe of savages, the islanders have no intention of letting their captive go.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 christopher | 3/3/2011

    " Exquisite! I wonder how often Melville thought of sweet Fayaway, or the final kindness of Marheyo, or the general carefree paradise of Typee when he was in his later life, obscure and forgotten, working a bleak office job in Manhattan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Space | 12/28/2010

    " He made me feel like I was there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart | 11/15/2010

    " An excellent book. Probably shouldn't have read it during Real Estate Transactions class over an 8 week period, but it's ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 8/18/2010

    " great every one should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 6/5/2010

    " A entertaining and at times suspensful book. Starts a little slow, but develops well once you give it a chance. Sometimes reads as a travel review and then guickly turns into a tragedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 11/18/2009

    " Easily one of my favorites. Read the whole thing on my computer while in China thanks to project Gutenberg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Athena | 8/21/2009

    " Typee is my favorite Melville work. "

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About the Author
Author Herman Melville

Herman Melville (1819–1891) was born in New York City. Family hardships forced him to leave school for various occupations, including shipping as a cabin boy to Liverpool in 1839—a voyage that sparked his love for the sea. A shrewd social critic and philosopher in his fiction, he is considered an outstanding writer of the sea and a great stylist who mastered both realistic narrative and a rich, rhythmical prose. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick and the posthumously published novella Billy Budd.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.