Billy Budd


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(4.3 stars; 39 reviews)

Young naive sailor Billy Budd is impressed into military service with the British navy in the 1790s, framed for conspiracy to mutiny, summarily convicted in a drum-head court martial, and hanged. Billy Budd is the final published work by Herman Melville, discovered in his personal papers three decades after his death. (Summary by ScientificMethodist) (3 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 16:21 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 2-4 18:36 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 5-7 19:12 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 8-10 19:17 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 11-12 13:18 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 13-15 13:26 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 16-17 24:57 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapter 18 24:52 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 19-21 15:55 Read by ScientificMethodist
Chapters 22-26 21:05 Read by ScientificMethodist

Reviews

as worth reading as Job.


(5 stars)

something of a similar kind of story. I think I might have to copy the wee verse at the end into my little book. I'm not sure if I don't like this story better than Moby Dick. and it's not really like Job at all in the particulars, it's just that there's something similar happening on the spiritual level here.

Very Enjoyable


(4 stars)

Herman Melville writes with musical verboseness but tells a good story. One that today is a description of how misinformation is created

an interesting and touching story and so well narrated


(5 stars)

Much to think about here. This story will stay with me.Thanks, narrator. Great job!

I hate metaphors


(5 stars)

just a short simple tale about a man who hates baseless accusations


(3 stars)

I guess I'll never fully understand military justice.


(5 stars)

Well read - thank you... :-)