Read by David Cale 8 hours 30 minutes, 6 cassettes In 1767, 11-year-old Nicholas Young stowed away on Captain James Cook's "Endeavour." Cook's three-year mission was secret: he was charged by the British Navy to search for a lost continent, believed to be located between the southern tip of South America and New Zealand. Young's journal charts the voyage and with every port of call a new adventure awaits. This is the story of a great voyage of discovery seen through the eyes of a boy who was actually there.
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"British-born playwright, lyricist, and actor David Cale is an impressive choice as narrator of Karen Hesse's extended sea adventure. When 11-year-old Nicholas Young makes his escape from an abusive butcher in London, he climbs aboard the H.M.S. ENDEAVOR, captained by the legendary James Cook. Nick ultimately becomes a member of the crew on their three-year journey to discover the unknown Southern continent. While the journal format of the novel precludes character voicing, Cale manages a wonderfully consistent and believable Nick. His charming British accent delights while his flawless pacing accentuates Nick's wry humor and frequent incredulity. Highly recommended for family listening. T.B. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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