Pull on your thickest wool sweater, don your highest rain boots, and prepare to embark on a salty nautical adventure with literary master Herman Melville in this engrossing audiobook, performed with verve by voice actor Simon Jones.
Melville is the unparalleled king of seafaring intrigue and his novella Billy Budd tells the action-packed story of one man’s forced servitude in the British navy, where he makes friends and enemies alike and experiences the harsh realities of life at sea. Jones has a hale and hearty voice, almost of another time, which perfectly suits Melville’s somewhat archaic, highly literary style, and his pacing and emphasis draw out the inherent tensions of this gripping drama.
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