Nautical & Marine Fiction

In Search of Mademoiselle

Read by Tony Oliva

George Gibbs

Preface note by George Gibbs: There were no more vivid episodes in the colonization of the New World than those resulting from the attempts…

The Last of the Vikings

Read by Kathrine Engan

Johan Bojer

In a small village on the coast of Northern Norway lives the Myran family. Father is a fisher man and is, in the eyes of the oldest son, lik…

The Last Buccaneer

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Thomas Babington Macaulay

LibriVox volunteers bring you 8 recordings of The Last Buccaneer by Thomas Babbington Macaulay. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for …

The Phantom Death and Other Stories

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William Clark Russell

This is a book of remarkable nautical ghost and horror stories written by William Clark Russell in 1893. The stories are for the most part s…

Ballad of the Tempest

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James Thomas Fields

LibriVox volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Ballad of the Tempest by James T. Fields. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for July 4t…

Typhoon (version 2)

Read by Anthony Ogus

Joseph Conrad

A seafaring novella in which those manning ships are pitted against the forces of nature. A typical Conrad exploration of human beings under…

The Frozen Pirate (version 2)

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William Clark Russell

Drawing on his own experience as a merchant seaman, Russell gives us the fictionalized narrative of one Paul Rodney who found an icebound v…

The Wreck of the Corsaire

Read by Steven Seitel

William Clark Russell

This book was published in 1897. When cabin passenger Mr. Catesby climbs into the rigging of the Ruby in search of cooler air, he is struck …

Toilers of the Sea (Version 2)

Read by John Greenman

Victor Hugo

The book is dedicated to the island of Guernsey, where Victor Hugo spent 15 years in exile. Hugo uses the setting of a small island communit…

Selected Public Domain Poems

Read by Liam Neely

John Masefield

Maritime and metaphysical verse by John Masefield, English poet and author, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death. (…

Captain John Crane, 1800 - 1815

Read by Tom Hirsch

Thomas Wallace Knox

John and David grew up best of friends, outgoing and full of adventure. Living but miles from the sea west of Boston, right on the cusp of m…

A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea

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Allan Cunningham

LibriVox volunteers bring you 23 recordings of A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea by Allan Cunningham. This was the Weekly Poetry project for Mar…

The Rover

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Joseph Conrad

This is Joseph Conrad's last novel. Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. The arrival of …


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Rupert Brooke

LibriVox volunteers bring you 21 recordings of Seaside by Rupert Brooke. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 19, 2012.Rupert Chawn…

The Pirates

Read by Joseph DeNoia

Morgan Robertson

A dozen men jailbreak from a naval prison, and steal the newest destroyer tied up at the docks to escape in: the fastest ship in the navy. …

How a Fisherman Corked up His Foe in a Jar

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Guy Wetmore Carryl

LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of How a Fisherman Corked up His Foe in a Jar by Guy Wetmore Carryl. This was the Fortnightly Po…

My Danish Sweetheart Volume 1

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William Clark Russell

Young Hugh Tregarthen has grown up in a seafaring Cornish family, but is not born to follow the family tradition. Against his mother's wishe…

Dombey en Zoon

Read by Marcel Coenders

Charles Dickens

De trotse Dombey, eigenaar van het handelskantoor 'Dombey en zoon', heeft zich als doel in zijn leven gesteld zich in zijn bedrijf te laten …

The Skipper's Wooing

Read by Alan Lord

W. W. Jacobs

The crew of the ship come together in a syndicate to find the missing father of the lady whom their skipper should like to favour. Their res…

The Pirate, and The Three Cutters

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Frederick Marryat

Pirates are the subject of many a dime novel and boys' stories, but they tend to be portrayed as one-dimensional. Such is the case here. The…

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