I enjoyed hearing the facts behind the atrocious acts of the pirates. Pirate Trials: Hung by the Neck Until Dead is an honest accounting of the trials..Show More » of the pirates that is in depth and interesting. The details of the acts of these pirates take away a lot of the illusions I had about pirates. I did find the trial transcripts a little dry, but then again sometimes trials are a little dry.
The narration was rally nicely done. I enjoyed the way he presented the trial transcripts. I mostly enjoyed heating about the acts of the pirates as mean and horrible as they are.
The facts make the story interesting even when you get past the long verdict of the judge. That was the only part I did not enjoy. This is a good story for those that like real crimes and real verdicts.
Learning about Blackbeard, Red Martin and Scarlett Jack was so different than what I expected. Somehow I had this romanticized vision of the Pirates b..Show More »ut 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.