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Captains Courageous | [Rudyard Kipling]

Captains Courageous

Young Harvey Cheyne is rich, spoiled, prejudiced, and totally lacking in the real experiences of life. When the 15-year-old is accidentally washed overboard a great ocean liner headed for Europe, he is picked up by a fisherman and brought aboard the fishing schooner We're Here. Harvey's stories of privilege and wealth mean nothing aboard this hard-working vessel, and the boy receives many lessons in self-reliance, values, and hard-bitten reality in the words of Long Jack.
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Young Harvey Cheyne is rich, spoiled, prejudiced, and totally lacking in the real experiences of life. When the 15-year-old is accidentally washed overboard a great ocean liner headed for Europe, he is picked up by a fisherman and brought aboard the fishing schooner We're Here. Harvey's stories of privilege and wealth mean nothing aboard this hard-working vessel, and the boy receives many lessons in self-reliance, values, and hard-bitten reality - "things every man must know, blind, drunk, or asleep" - in the words of Long Jack.

Harvey, Long Jack, Tom Platt, Manuel, and many more great characters come alive in this rich retelling of life aboard the We're Here.

(P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Sharon Sebring, FL, United States 06-30-09
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    "Captains Courageous" is less adventure story and more about the daily lives of fishermen off northeastern United States. In it, a millionaire's son becomes a man through his accidental indoctrination into hard work, responsibility, and danger. It is an engaging and well-written story that preserves a unique slice of American life, and the reader is excellent. And at a little over 5 hours, it is "just long enough."

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    P. R. Ecker New York, NY USA 05-04-12
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    Rudyard Kipling. That's it. Read more Ruyard Kipling for details of life in areas you've never been or scenarios you've never faced. For instance, where did the phrase 'learning the ropes' come from? You will learn that here in vivid detail.

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