This enthralling audiobook is performed by a master narrator. Dion Graham commands the listener’s attention with this true story of HMS WAGER, an English warship that sailed in the 1740s. Graham delivers the nautical adventures at a strong pace with a mesmerizing cadence and impeccable timing. The excitement and peril of the high seas are captured through author Grann’s dramatic accounts of mutiny, shipwreck, and remarkable perseverance as the men become castaways off the coast of South America. They eventually make it back to England to share varied accounts of their travails. Lord Byron’s grandfather was among those on the ill-fated voyage. But it was the ship’s gunner who vividly told the tale of mutiny, murder, and betrayal. A compelling and entertaining listen. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2023 Best Audiobook © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
CD ISBN 9780307747488 $40.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN 9780307747495 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780307747518 $76.00
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