Audio books: "Great Sea Battles"

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  1. thudpucker
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    Famous Sea Fights, I got the name wrong.
    This is read by several people, and is about the Sea Battles before the Steamers came along.
    It gives you a great look at what it was like to maneuver a Sailing ship with short range cannon.

    I got it from <livroboc.org>
     
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    I wish I could remember the name of the book I read some 50 years ago which gave detailed maneuvers of ships in battles of American and British ships before 1814. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Yes that's the book.
    Somehow I'd rather read at my own imaginations speed, but bad eyes make the Audio-Books a necessity.

    All these books are 'in the public domain' which means the Copy write is long past.
    The Verbiage is very old as well.

    I recall in the 5th Grade the Teacher wanted me to read some Shakespeare to the class.
    I started. But soon I said to her, something kinda cruel about that old language.
    I was excused from that task.

    To this day I don't like that old language, and won't listen to most of their books.
    But I do appreciate having them available though.
     
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