Book Reviews of The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Audio CD) (Abridged)

The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Michael York (Narrator), Caroline Alexander
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ISBN-13: 9780142800294
ISBN-10: 0142800295
Publication Date: 9/15/2003
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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reviewed The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 93 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
No stone is left unturned in this account of the Bounty mutineers and how Bligh's precarious character was used to secure their pardons. Debunks many of the popular myths of Bligh as a draconian slave-driver and re-examines the complicity of the mutineers.
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Helpful Score: 2
I knew nothing about the mutiny on the Bounty when I picked up this book - except that there was one! This was a fascinating read, thoroughly researched and a gripping story, and goes some way to explaining the hold that the story has had on our collective consciousness for over 200 years now.

Caroline Alexander presents a picture of Captain Bligh that is totally unexpected, not the tyrannical monster of Hollywood movies but a talented, ambitious, and also humane man who was hoping to get through the whole voyage without ordering a flogging. One flaw in this story is that because Alexander draws a lot of her material from the Court Martial proceedings, the main opponent to Captain Bligh is one of the mutineers, Peter Heywood. Fletcher Christian was never captured, so there was no court martial and as a result, in the book there is little exploration of Fletcher Christian's motivations or actions, which was a little disappointing.

Overall, though, a thoroughly interesting and worthwhile read.
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Helpful Score: 1
True story of a legendary muntiny on the high seas!
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Excellent. Vivid and comprehensive for the listener who wants the full story.
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Very well researched and written account of the Bounty. The author wrote this from many angles, and leaves the reader wondering what the real story is. Was Fletcher alive and back in England after the mutiny? Read this book and you can wonder also...
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A matter of fact account. Not a novel.
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Great reading by Michael York of an incredible true story. It was fun to learn about the truth behind an event I had heard, but knew nothing about - The Mutiny on The Bounty.
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This was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Caroline Alexander was a way of bringing history & its players to life. If nothing else, it shows that history has dealt too harshly with Captain Bligh.
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This was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Caroline Alexander was a way of bringing history & its players to life. If nothing else, it shows that history has dealt too harshly with Captain Bligh.
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This was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Caroline Alexander was a way of bringing history & its players to life. If nothing else, it shows that history has dealt too harshly with Captain Bligh.
reviewed The Bounty : The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 397 more book reviews
This was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. Caroline Alexander was a way of bringing history & its players to life. If nothing else, it shows that history has dealt too harshly with Captain Bligh.
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Expansive, interesting.