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Demon of the Waters Audiobook

Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe

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The heinous mutiny aboard the whaleship Globe in 1824 is one of the bloodiest and most notorious incidents in maritime history. Amazingly, author Gregory Gibson discovered a previously unknown manuscript containing a first-hand account of the incident as told through the eyes of a sailor sent to rescue the battered survivors. From this account, Gibson has built a fast-paced narrative of the events.

© Gregory Gibson; (P)Recorded Books

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    Paul Edison, NJ, USA 01-18-05
    Paul Edison, NJ, USA 01-18-05
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    "Kept moving well"

    I had a better review written but audible timed out a second time and I lost it. I knew nothing about this historic event and now I feel like I should tell this story. The author did a good job mixing current facts with historic facts, and also mixing ship board events with events going on back home. The explanation of the background of the people involved in the mutiny enabled me to understand their personalities and how things progressed the way they did. The narrator was excellent. The narrator kept things moving very well. and it sounded like he was interested in what he was reading. There was good closure to the story as well, it wasn't just mutiny then rescue. Very good piece of nonfiction work.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Dowrick Hawthorne, CA United States 07-12-05
    Brian Dowrick Hawthorne, CA United States 07-12-05 Member Since 2006
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    "Well read, but too much info"

    Interesting story. Well read, and interesting told.
    However....
    The book has too much info for someone like me. I have listened to other whaling books.
    And all dealt with the whaling aspect as part of the story (giving info hear, and there, as necessary).
    This book, gives background on so many different things it's distracting. You get a history and
    technique of historical book collecting, as well as some life history of some of the people who
    like to do it. You get stories of the Ship "Globe", but also of several others (like the Dolphin,
    which sailed out to find the Globe), starting at their Design, and finance, and then
    construction. You get the life of every main character, from boyhood (if info exists). And
    the way culture went about picking up girls on Nantucket. Plus the politics of ships sailing in
    the Pacific. Politics of the Oil (whale oil) industry, and the influence they had on the courts at the time. history of the Natives, and their culture. How natives adjusted to modern life in 1970s. And a history
    of WW2 on the island chain mentioned in the story, Mealy Mealy. Also the second half of the book
    is like getting a second book. It starts with the history of the captain and crew of the ship set out
    to find the Globe's crew on one of the islands. This has more detail then the Globe Mutiny.
    Of the 8 hours of the book, 45 minutes are spent on the Globe from Parting to being found. The
    rest is Bla Bla Bla info about the above things.
    I was hoping for a focused view of the days around the Mutiny.

    Better books:
    All brave Sailors. Long book. Think of it in thirds. 1st 3rd is background.2nd 3rd is event. 3rd 3rd is afterward.
    Heart of the Sea. Very good. about 2/3rds of the book deal with the events in question. Lots of anecdotal info about starving, shipwrecks, whaling etc. Get this one.
    Close to shore. good book. lots of info on sharks, and life at the time.
    In Harms Way. Very good. Less about sharks then I thought it would be about.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Westport, CT, USA 08-14-05
    John Westport, CT, USA 08-14-05
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    Stunning detail and remarkably researched. Superb!!

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    Michael 07-26-05
    Michael 07-26-05 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting reconstruction of events"

    If you like stories where you know the outcome, but crave details about how things unfolded, you may enjoy a good listen with this historical detective work. Richard Davidson's compelling narration brings the tragic events back to life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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