The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper [Audiobook] download free by Simon Leys

The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper Audiobook download free by Simon Leys
  • Listen audiobook: The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper
  • Author: Simon Leys
  • Release date: 2010/7/24
  • Publisher: BLACK INC.
  • Language: Not Available
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781863953269
  • Rating: 9.73 of 10
  • Votes: 847
  • Review by: Catherina Sherwood
  • Review rating: 7.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/24
  • Duration: 1H38M3S in 256 kbps (25.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-03
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, WAV, FLAC, MP3, AAC, WMA, OPUS (compression RAR, ARJ, ZIP, CPIO, TGZ)
  • Total pages original book: 128
  • Includes a PDF summary of 15 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 12M3S (3 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: In 1629, the Batavia was wrecked on a coral archipelago fifty miles from the Australian continent. Most of the people on board surtvived, only to become victims of a visionary psychopath who, with the help of a dozen followers, organised a methodical massacre of the hapless community. Following the wreak's discovery some forty years ago, Simon Leys travelled to the site. This is his riviting account of the shipwreck and its brutal aftermath. As well as a narrative of the disaster, it is also a subtle consideration of the nature of totalitarianism and our susceptability to its ideologues. This book also includes Leys' elegiac essay, Prosper, recalling a summer when he joined the crew of a tuna-fishing boat from Brittany, one of the last boats still working under sail. The remarkable piece vividly evokes the traditions, hardships and dangers of the oldest and finest form of seamanship.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Citizenship & Social Education, Ships & Shipping, Travel Writing, Anthropology
  • Download servers: FreakShare, Mediafire, iDope, Microsoft OneDrive, SandCage, Hotfile, Google Drive, BitShare, Torrent, 1fichier. Compressed in RAR, ARJ, ZIP, CPIO, TGZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.20 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x186x11mm
  • Weight: 114g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Melbourne, Australia

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