Billy Budd

Booktrack Edition
Narrated by: Michael Lackey
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Billy Budd: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!*

In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's Master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 

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Worst narrator I’ve ever heard

This book thrilled and compelled me when I read it in print. However, listening to ten minutes of this narration was abominable. NO to this narration. It is as though it is on a purpose to lose what is brilliant in Melville. TERRIBLE.