Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure
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    The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates | James L. Haley

    The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By James L. Haley
    • Narrated By Paul Boehmer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is 1801, and President Thomas Jefferson has assembled a deep-water navy to fight the growing threat of piracy, as American civilians are regularly kidnapped by Islamist brigands and held for ransom, enslaved, or killed, all at their captors' whim. The Berber States of North Africa, especially Tripoli, claimed their faith gave them the right to pillage anyone who did not submit to their religion.

    Good story...distracting narration

    I have long enjoyed naval stories from this era and this story is no exception I did find the narrator's style and inflections a little off.

    Reviewed on December 14 2016 by KAFBA ()