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The Pilot Audiobook

The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea

The hero of The Pilot - modeled on John Paul Jones - leads the American Navy in dangerous raids on the English coast. James Fenimore Cooper's fourth novel, published in 1823, helped start the genre of sea novels. Cooper's other major works include the renowned Leatherstocking Tales: The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, The Prarie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer.
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This 1824 sea tale about the fictionalized exploits of real-life Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones capitalized on James Fenimore Cooper's experience as a midshipman in the U.S. Navy. Though the audiobook showcases Cooper's extensive knowledge of sailors and the sea, the action takes place mostly on land - the northeastern coast of England, to be exact.

Enter award-winning voice actor Nick Sullivan, who can seamlessly swap English and Irish and American dialects as if he's a native of half a dozen countries. Sullivan has professionally recorded over 300 audiobook titles, and his expertise is evident here. The listener feels as though he's eavesdropping on a United Nations' worth of weathered seamen working at a 19th-century port.

Publisher's Summary

The hero of The Pilot - modeled on John Paul Jones - leads the American Navy in dangerous raids on the English coast. James Fenimore Cooper's fourth novel, published in 1823, helped start the genre of sea novels. Cooper's other major works include the renowned Leatherstocking Tales: The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, The Prarie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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