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    • Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex

    • Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex (Original News Stories of Whale Attacks & Cannibals)
    • By: Owen Chase, Thomas Nickerson
    • Narrated by: Paul J. McSorley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 23

    In one of the most spellbinding accounts of men who go down to the sea in ships, the modern listener is given a seat in the whale boat of Owen Chase as he and his fellow crew and their captain make way in three boats after the wreckage of the Whaleship Essex. The account of how the Essex was wrecked inspired the infamous book Moby Dick and countless movies, including In the Heart of the Sea.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent telling of the true story

    • By Vicki Goodwin on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

    • By: Owen Chase
    • Narrated by: Walter Norris
    • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex" (1821) is a memoir by Owen Chase. As 21-year-old first mate of the Essex, he left Nantucket on August 12, 1819 on a two-and-a-half-year whaling voyage. On the morning of November 20, 1820, a sperm whale (c. 26 m), twice rammed Essex, sinking her 3,700 km west of South America. The closest known islands, the Marquesas, were more than 1,900 km to the west and the captain intended to make for them but the crew feared the islands might be inhabited by cannibals and voted to make for South America.

    Regular price: $12.79

    • Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex

    • By: Owen Chase
    • Narrated by: Andre Stojka
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    "I saw the whale ahead of us, coming with twice his ordinary speed, and with tenfold fury and vengeance in his aspect. The surf flew in all directions about him and his course toward us was marked by a white foam which he made with continual violent thrashing of his tail; his head was about half out of water and in that way he came upon and again struck the ship." An angry whale rams and destroys a whale ship in 1820.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great reader, Unforgettable Tale

    • By Eva on 04-17-15

    Regular price: $14.95