The intriguing story of three famous pirates in history - Scarlet Jack, Red Martin, and Blackbeard - as they terrorized a ship, and took the captain and a young family prisoner. How their lives intertwined throughout this story of swashbuckling buccaneers with romance, savagery, and the heroics of a slave makes this story originally told in the 1800s one of the best historical fiction accounts ever written.
©2015 Kenneth C. Rossignol (P)2015 Kenneth C. Rossignol
Learning about Blackbeard, Red Martin and Scarlett Jack was so different than what I expected. Somehow I had this romanticized vision of the Pirates but now I know just how cruel and blood thirsty they were. This tells of how they captured innocent people then after years of captivity one group was offered positions as part of the crew. The story of the family that had been separated was so unexpected. This was a fictional account but it brought their behavior to the front.
Mongo was quite the character too. He was quick witted and as tricky as they come. The narration kept the story moving at a lively pace. The narrator's different voices were enjoyable. All in all it was a great tale. I am very glad I listened.
there are so many, but i think one of the most memorable moments was during a celebratory dinner on Red Martin's ship when his 2 pirate compatriots realized they were drinking blood & NOT wine!
Haidi: she seemed to have a clear head on her shoulders & could counsel as well as surprise efficiently.
i LOVED this! i would highly recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves pirate stories but doesn't have time to read like they want! this is a very captivating story & i listened to it in one afternoon. the worst part of this story? the fact that it ENDED!!! the characters, taken from history, were well-rounded & intriguing; the action thrilling & "swashbuckling"; & the voices of the characters were enchanting! an audiobook for EVERYONE'S audio library!!!
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