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Captains Courageous

By: Rudyard Kipling
Narrated by: George Guidall
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Award-winning voice actor George Guidall gives a superb performance of the 1897 coming-of-age tale Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling. Guidall inhabits each character with ease, breathing life into this crackling story. Harvey Cheyne, Jr., the teenage son of a tycoon, is traveling on a luxury steamship when he goes overboard. Fishermen on a schooner save him, and allow him to stay onboard if he works as part of the crew. So begins his sensational adventures on the high seas, where he seizes the chance to prove his worth as a man.

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Captains Courageous is Rudyard Kipling’s classic fable of a boy’s initiation into the fellowship of men, played out on the high seas of the late 1800s. When he falls overboard from a luxury liner, Harvey Cheyne, the spoiled son of an American millionaire, is rescued by a small New England fishing schooner. To earn his keep, Harvey must prove his worth in the only way the skipper and his hardy crew will accept: through the grueling mastery of a fisherman’s skills. Brimming with salty dialogue, crackling adventure, and mesmerizing visions of the sea, Captains Courageous is one of this Nobel Prize-winning author’s most enduringly popular tales.

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