Mr. Midshipman Easy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Frederick Marryat

Narrated By: Michael Healy

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2014

Duration: 14 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

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.

“This was Marryat’s navy, his world, and no one brings it to us with greater authenticity.”—Alexander Kent

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  • Andreas Auer

    At first difficult to follow the writing style but then I could not stop listening. Very good.

  • James Friel

    Sometimes very funny, never boring. This kid Easy was a 1700's cool dude.