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Captain Blood: A Radio Dramatization | [Rafael Sabatini, Jerry Robbins]

Captain Blood: A Radio Dramatization

Dr. Peter Blood is arrested and sentenced to hang for treating a wounded rebel. Instead of death, he is sent to Barbados as a slave. When the Spanish attack the port city of Bridgetown, he and his fellow slaves capture the Spanish ship and set out to sea, where he becomes the notorious pirate, Captain Blood. With battles on sea and on land, daring escapes, sword duels to the death, a touch of romance, and a magnificent score by Jeffrey Gage, Captain Blood is a swashbuckling adventure on a very grand scale!
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Dr. Peter Blood is arrested and sentenced to hang for treating a wounded rebel. Instead of death, he is sent to Barbados as a slave. When the Spanish attack the port city of Bridgetown, he and his fellow slaves capture the Spanish ship and set out to sea, where he becomes the notorious pirate, Captain Blood. With battles on sea and on land, daring escapes, sword duels to the death, a touch of romance, and a magnificent score by Jeffrey Gage, Captain Blood is a swashbuckling adventure on a very grand scale!

©2006 The Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air. (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    larry Mt. Juliet, TN, United States 11-22-11
    larry Mt. Juliet, TN, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to Captain Blood the most enjoyable?

    the catheters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Captain Blood?

    had to pik just one out but I suppose the ending was the best


    What does Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The experiance of it being dramatized.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the ending had a grown man in tears


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there where more dramatized such as this

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer DALLAS, TX, United States 04-01-13
    Amazon Customer DALLAS, TX, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2012

    I grew up on Golden Age Radio, and while I love to read, I typically consume more books via audio thanks to a job that lets me listen while I work. As an aspiring writer, I try to read a great deal of non-fiction in addition to a variety of fictional genres. I especially love history, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and old-style gothic horror.

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    "Swashbuckling Radio for Modern Listeners"

    I'm developing a healthy respect for the Colonial Radio Theatre players. Rafael Sabatini's works are already amongst my favorites just because they're swashbuckling fun, and I'm a sucker for that. I'm also a sucker for a quality full-cast radio drama, and these actors bring the melodrama up to full. It actually feels a lot like they stripped the audio track from an Errol Flynn movie. I'd love to hear this group do a version of Scaramouche.

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    Mike United States 07-14-13
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    "Masterpiece of adventure!"
    Where does Captain Blood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    CRT's production of Captain Blood is outstanding! I'm getting spoiled by this radio company's attention to detail and a willingness to dramatize the entire story. I've never encountered this before in a commercial product.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The sea engagements, the detail of history, and CRT's excellent performances. I felt like one of Peter Blood's crew.


    Which character – as performed by Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players – was your favorite?

    Jeremy Pitt, Captain Blood's conscience. Delicate yet strong like a foil. Not like a cutlass.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Cast off for Port Royal! CRT's production and Warner Brothers have already sheared away a main cable for quality, so I think both are safe.


    Any additional comments?

    Jerry and CRT keep them coming!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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