The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. BountyStreaming Audiobook - 2014
In 1787, William Bligh, commander of the Bounty, sailed under Captain Cook on a voyage to Tahiti to collect plants of the breadfruit tree, with a view to acclimatizing the species to the West Indies. During their six-month stay on the island, his men became completely demoralized and mutinied on the return voyage. But a resentful crew, coupled with ravaging storms and ruthless savages, proved to be merely stages leading up to the anxiety-charged ordeal to come. Bligh, along with eighteen men, was cast adrift in an open boat only twenty-three feet long with a small stock of provisions-and without a chart.��His narrative, deeply personal yet objective, documents the voyage and Bligh's relationship to his men, thereby exposing the oft debated question of what kind of man he really was.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 18 min.)) : digital.