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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 on the return voyage mutinied. Yet 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 18 men, was cast adrift in an open boat only 23 feet long, with a small stock of provisions, and without a chart.

His narrative, deeply personal yet objective, documents the voyage and Bligh’s relationships to his men, and thereby exposes the oft debated question of what manner of man he really was.

Public Domain (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Dave Kuper
  • 20/06/2021

An Epic True Story!

I read this book years ago and it has remained in my mind all these years hence. It was and is, while being a cadence of a log, is a fascinating as a maritime novel. I can only wonder at how Bligh brought himself and his cast-off crew to their first survivable destination made such an epic voyage in an open boat. It is a true story from his perspective and is a high adventure of any in the days of sail. It is a stand-alone account of superior seamanship, crewmanship and steadfast determination. It fires my mind when compared with much lesser tales of fiction; and with actual survival at sea stories. A remarkable work!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Robert Mahon
  • 10/04/2021

Great "other side" of the story

Very well done in terms of a reading. I have read most everything on The Mutiny On the Bounty. Oddly, until now, I had not read lieutenant William Bligh's own account. This was quite good. Interesting how only a few minutes were even spent on Fletcher Christian. From Bligh's respective, Fletcher was not a major element in the entire voyage, on their than the actual mutiny of course. Other writings and movies of course paint this big picture of a relationship between the 2 and ultimate animosity. Bligh would disagree. This is certainly the most accurate representation of what actually happened, from the departure in England until Bligh and company's landing in Timore.

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nick Butler
  • 26/01/2021

Easy envisioning

If you seek to relive a great adventure this is a great source. I highly recommend this narrative to the sea-faring adventurer!

  • Generale
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Carson S.
  • 30/12/2020

Reads like an official report

Four stars for narration since occasionally sentences will be repeated and waver in volume, but otherwise the narrator is the perfect fit for the portrait of Captain Bligh and delivers the book wonderfully.

This book reads as an official report, and not a story for casual consumption. The only downside of this, for my mind, is the constant listing of latitude and longitude coordinates that do nothing to further the listener's comprehension of the events. The consequent benefit of the format, is that care is taken to describe many things that may otherwise be glossed over as the Captain wanted to ensure full understanding by the reader. This means that a large amount of the book is spent learning about the natives of the islands and how the British interacted and traded with them making the book far more valuable than just a story of a ship's crew.

It was also disappointing that the vast majority of dates listed do not mention the months, making it impossible to keep an accurate timeline without external research (one of the few if not only times that the author appears to have presumed knowledge by the reader).

Minor complaints aside it is a wonderful primary source to learn about the mutiny on the ship, as well as the general atmosphere of adventure and trade in this era, and is delivered excellently by Mr. Mayes.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • billy
  • 16/08/2018

amazing true story

A great real world story though occasionally sounding like the shipping forecast!
Let down by bad edits which could have been dealt with by only listening through once.. The audio for me also missed the first word of new paragraphs too though this could be an audible issue.

  • Generale
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Keith
  • 06/05/2018

An enjoyable listen but let down by the editing

In all my years, although I knew of the Mutiny on the Bounty, I'd never actually read about it, watched a film or read the book.

The account was very interesting, I enjoyed the level of detail all the way through and it was without doubt, an incredible feat of survival.

I generally like the narrators way of talking, some times, he seemed to hesitate over names, dates, bearings etc but that just gave the impression of a ship captain checking his logbook. It actually worked well.

However this audiobook is badly let down by the editing. I counted three or four times where the audio either faded away or just cut off in the middle of a sentence. I lost count of the number of times the narrator stopped talking, there was a silence and then he started again, in a different tone of voice, only to repeat the previous sentence. I can only imagine this was when the recording session was paused and then continued. A simple re-listen to the source material and some editing would have resolved this.

I appreciate this is an old recording but I'd hope these sort of mistakes would be resolved.