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Fighting the Whales

R. M. Ballantyne

A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother. Beyond being a fascinating depiction of a now-alien time, occupation, and culture, it's also a rousing adventure story. One is left with the impression that hunting and catching a whale in a sailing ship was akin to you or me being stalked, ambushed, and killed by a shoebox full of mice. (Summary by the reader.)

A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother. Beyond being a fascinating depiction of a now-alien time, occupation, and culture, it's also a rousing adventure story. One is left with the impression that hunting and catching a whale in a sailing ship was akin to you or me being stalked, ambushed, and killed by a shoebox full of mice. (Summary by the reader.)
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Description:

A fatherless boy joins the crew of a whaling ship in order to earn a living for himself and his mother. Beyond being a fascinating depiction of a now-alien time, occupation, and culture, it's also a rousing adventure story. One is left with the impression that hunting and catching a whale in a sailing ship was akin to you or me being stalked, ambushed, and killed by a shoebox full of mice. (Summary by the reader.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

2h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:17