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Mr. Midshipman Easy

By: Frederick Marryat
Narrated by: Michael Healy
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At fourteen, the unworldly, idealistic Jack Easy leaves the luxury of his father's estate in England and sails into a world of action and adventure aboard the sloop of war HMS Harpy. At first, Jack finds it hard to stomach the discipline of naval life and, with his mischievous sense of humor, is always getting himself into scrapes. But soon he is bravely taming a band of mutinous seamen, outwitting a wily and murderous Sicilian nobleman, and breathing the smell of gunpowder and raw steel as the Harpy chases Spanish ships on the Mediterranean.

This neglected 1836 classic is both a rousing adventure story and a profound coming-of-age tale written with great skill and humor.

Public Domain (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Sea yarn with charm

Easy is a young British naval midshipman during the Napeonic Wars. His aventures make for a most enjoyable and easy read.

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  • 10-07-20

Don't be fooled by the slow beginning

I loved this book. The language is modern enough, and the prose is gorgeous. The narrator does a great job to keep characters unique, and provides wonderful tone to the writing. One of Hemingway's recommendations and I can see why