In 1789 HMS Bounty under the command of Lieutenant William Bligh sailed off on a voyage to Tahiti in the South Pacific to obtain breadfruit trees for transplanting in the Caribbean. After a long, difficult voyage, in which a passage of Cape Horn had to be abandoned, the ship finally reached its destination. Within a few months, the Bounty was loaded with breadfruit plants and fresh provisions. But the return voyage never materialized.
In this most successful retelling of the famous saga of the Bounty mutiny, Nordhoff and Hall recreate the excitement, peril, fear, and tension that envelope the crew members. Made into films in 1935, 1962, and 1994, it is a story that continues to enthrall new generations. In a realist style, the novel brings the listener into the private world of William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, Roger Byum, and all the other crew members. It is a story you will want to hear more than once.
©1932 Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (P)2014 Audio Connoisseur
"This vigorous, artistic narrative remains incontestably the finest account of the Bounty story, and since many others have tried to write of this famous ship and its misadventures, the accomplishment of Nordhoff and Hall was not trivial. A grand book." (James A. Michener)
This is an excellent audio version of Mutiny on the Bounty! I read the book several years ago, and loved it. I needed to reread it so it was fresh in my mind for a book discussion group, and decided to make more efficient use of my time by listening to part of it. That is why I purchased this audible version. Well, I am so glad that I did! I ended up listening to most of the book. The narrator was wonderful, and he made the story come alive.
I am a Special Education teacher. I grew up in Ashland, Oregon, but have lived most of my life in Hawaii. My favorite reading/listening genres are history and historical fiction.
I read Nordhoff & Hall's "Bounty Trilogy" when I was 20 years old. Forty years later, the books are still among my favorites of all time. In my opinion, the music, and British accented narration, bring the story more life than a hard-copy reading. I would recommend this book to men, women, and readers in their teens. I certainly hope that this first book in the trilogy will be followed by "Men Against the Sea" and "Pitcairn Island" in the near future.
The narrator of the story fantastic job. Probably the best audiobook Ive listened to ever. Doesn't matter how much those things cost, buy it it's worth your time. So good I wish I could give it a higher rating. One of my favorite books anyway. Thanks for producing it.
Yes, the sounds of the sea and the British voices really bring the experience to the next level.
The trial is one of the best parts. You can feel the tension with lives on the line. The contrast of brutality and empathy.
No this was my first and I will be seeking more.
This is the classic story that anyone who appreciates sea stories has read or heard. I have read the book several times. This was my first time listening to the book. Audio books are not always better than print but in this case the experience was enhanced greatly. Mr Griffin's accent and delivery were perfect for the time period of the book. He also clearly changes his tone to represent different characters. An A+ excellent performance. I could not stop listening once I started and was sad when it was over.
I loved both the performance and the story. Listening I this again is on my bucket list. The Roger Byam character is one of my personal favorites in all of literature.
Having always loved this story, I eagerly looked forward to listening to it and was not disappointed. The reader captures the essence of the Islanders language which is key to this story.
One of the best historical novels
Appropriately British, but not overboard. Good differentiation of character voices.
One more time
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