skipper3362 ® 28-Sep-2018 16:35

Batavia"s Graveyard : the true story of the mad heretic who led History's Bloodiest Mutiny


Year: 2016
Author: Mike Dash
Performer: Guy Bethell
Publisher: tantor audio
Type: audiobook
Audio codec: MP3
Audio bitrate: 64
Description: it was the autumn of 1628, and the Batavia , the Dutch East India Company's flagship , was loaded with a king's ransom in gold, silver , and gems for her maiden voyage to Java.
The Batavia was the pride of the company"s fleet , a tangible symbol of the world's richect and most powerful commercial monopoly.
She set sail with great fanfare , but Batavia and het gold would never reach Java , for the company had also sent along a new employee , Jeronimus Corneliszoon , a bankrupt and disgraced man who possessed disarming charisma and adngerously heretical ideas.
With help of a few disgruntled sailor's , Jeronimus soon sparked a mutiny that seemed certain to succeed - but for one unplanned event : in the dark morning hors of june 3 , the Batavia smashed through a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands near Australia.
The commander of the ship an the skipper evaded the mutineers by escaping in a tiny lifeboat and setting a course for Java to summon help.
Nearly all of the passengers surivied the wreak and found themselves trapped on a bleak coral island without water , food, or shelter.
Leaderless , unarmd , and unaware of Jeronimus treachery, they were at the mercy of the mutineers.
Rating: 5 / 5 (Votes: 6)
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