Captains Courageous
Rudyard Kipling

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Narrated By: Wanda McCaddon

Duration: 5 hours and 55 minutes

What to expect

This wonderful classic combines three unbeatable elements: a sea story, lively and dynamic characters, and a protagonist who undergoes a transformation.

Harvey Cheyne is the pampered son of a multimillionaire who falls off an ocean liner and is rescued by a small fishing boat. After being punched in the nose by the captain of the small vessel for smart-mouthing him, Harvey quickly learns respect, toughness, and gratitude. He steps up from self-centeredness into the difficult but fulfilling realm of self-reliance and unselfishness.

A popular favorite since its first publication in 1897, the novel remains a classic story of youthful initiation and a lively tribute to the author's famous code of bravery, loyalty, and honor among men.


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“[Shows] delicacy of craft and violence of feeling, exactitude and wile impressionism, subtlety and true innocence.”

Angus Wilson

“Lots of action and interesting conversations portraying life aboard a fishing schooner keep the pace moving.”