Billy Budd

Discovered three decades after his death, Melville's unfinished novella is hailed as a masterpiece.

By Herman Melville Read by Michael Lackey Fiction English, Unabridged 3h 57m Sell Sheet Also available on
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4 Audio CDs October 15, 2013 $39.99 $29.99 9781624069437 Add to Cart
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							In 1797, young Billy Budd is impressed into naval service. It is a perilous time for a British Royal Navy still reeling from mutinies and marauding French ships. When Billy is forcibly transferred to HMS Bellipotent, he evokes the wrath of John Claggart, the ship's Master-at-arms. Claggart falsely accuses Billy of conspiracy to mutiny, a charge that will have a profound effect on the fates of both seamen.

"Michael Lackey's presentation is very well done. He reads with a British accent and his voicing of all the characters yields a variety of British, Irish, cockney and other accents. Listeners, familiar with Billy Budd or not, with an interest in this classic story will find much food for thought in this performance." - SoundCommentary