My Hunt After 'The Captain'

Read by David Wales

(3.4 stars; 12 reviews)

Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice. Originally published in The Atlantic Magazine, 1862. Holmes, Sr. (1809 -1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. He was regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer. (Summary by Atlantic Magazine, Wikipedia, David Wales) (2 hr 11 min)


1 My Hunt After "The Captain" Part 1 31:14 Read by David Wales
2 My Hunt Aftern"The Captain" Part 2 32:22 Read by David Wales
3 My Hunt After "The Captain" Part 3 32:00 Read by David Wales
4 My Hunt After "The Captain" Part 4 36:09 Read by David Wales


(1 stars)

OWH was wounded several times, and became Americas finest jurist. Lucky survival tale for all. Just as fascinating is the wandering odessy and personal reflections and attitudes of his cultured father. The immediacy of the account published in 1862 also comes through.

(2 stars)

2 stars are for the book and 5 stars are for the reader. The flow was poor and audacious. And the traveling and searching were generally underwhelming.


(4 stars)

Intriguing and immersive tale. One is transported to the grim and overcast setting of early America after terrible war.

Dread tidings from Antietam

(5 stars)

The reader did a great job, making me lose myself in this moving account. Thank you!!