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James Cutlass and the Pirate King

Narrated by: Jake Ruddle
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
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Pirates. Those notorious scum of the sea. Those men who make a living defiling other's majestic ships. Robbing the rich and poor alike. Having no mercy. And taking no prisoners. 

In a time when pirates ravage the seas, Damean Briggs' mutinous crew kidnaps the admiral's daughter, Penelope. James Cutlass must join forces with pirates to find her and combat the murderous Pirate King. Neither allies nor enemies are ever as they seem out on the great seas! 

Forced to trust such strangers, will James be able to save his friend, or will they all meet their miserable demise in Davy Jones' locker? 

Does a life at sea 

Interest young thee? 

Then I'll tell you the way to go 

Merchants too kind 

The navy be blind

With Pirates is where ye belong 

It be the best way 

But just know you'll stay 

It's a life ye shan't e'er leave!

©2018 Benjamin Hunt (P)2019 Benjamin Hunt

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A Good Historical Fiction Story

Enjoyed! Good performance & characters. Great writing. Plot slightly predictable. Received free for honest review.

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Fantastic Pirate Tale

A fantastic pirate tale that is like a mix between Treasure Island and Pirates of the Caribbean. It features a bunch of famous pirates. This isn’t meant to be historically accurate, but is a delightful read. Loved it. Hope there is a Book 2.

The narration was amazing. Jake was great singing shanties. These alone made the listen worth it.

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Great Historic Fantasy

Very smooth opening with good foundation laid for story. Narrator has clean, clear voice, with the most excellent accent for this story. Vocal pressure is preformed with excellence.
I recommend this audiobook for ages 12 and older due to some light violence.
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map to treasure

Left a map by his father, James must face down Blackbeard to rescue an Admirals daughter. I loved the characters and adventure of the plot and it took me back to the Treasure Island and Swiss Family Robinson. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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A Swashbuckling Adventure

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"James Cutlass and the Pirate King" is a classic tale of pirates, seafaring and adventure. Benjamin Knight Hunt writes a lighthearted and lovable tale with convincing characters and fast encounters. Jake Ruddle gives a commanding narrative performance, ripe with emotion, passion and conviction.

Young James Cutlass is facing a predicament. His friend Penelope has been captured by Damean Briggs, a notorious pirate. He gathers a crew and sets sail on a daring and dangerous quest to rescue her. Along the way, he faces pirates, fights for his life and unearths revelations from his past. He even encounters the dreaded Pirate King himself. This is an action-packed, fast-paced novel that never takes itself too seriously. Hunt writes compelling characters with plausible motivations. Their conversations are interesting and believable. Although the work is somewhat predictable, there's enough mystery to keep readers guessing. There's rarely a dull moment throughout the book's four hour and 45 mins duration.

Ruddle is a strong narrator, and his talents are on display here. His voice carries emotion and conviction. It's obvious that he was passionate about this project, and that he wanted to share that conviction with the reader. His accents and inflections are fitting for each situation, whether it's an action heavy sequence or a lengthy conversation. Each character has a unique voice that's easy to differentiate; pirate voices are particularly compelling. Ruddle gives a strong performance that bolsters the solid narrative.

"James Cutlass and the Pirate King" is full of action, mystery and intrigue. It maintains a fast-pace, and the dialogue never grows stale. Ruddle brings it to life with emotional, passionate narration that's easy to believe. This book is a great choice for fans of fiction or pirate adventures.

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Great story!

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James is twelve when pirates overcome the British navy on the island where he lives with his uncle the Baron. One of James friends is a retired pirate, but those nearer his age are almost ordinary. It's nearing the end of lucrative pirating, and the villain of the piece is after the map James father had been murdered for. Great story! I loved it!
Jake Ruddle sounds perfect as narrator.
I was lucky enough to win this audiobook in a giveaway!

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  • 12-04-19

Excellent adventure!

A great little adventure story. A young protagonist adventures with pirates. there's some brilliantly funny moments, and some exciting battles and chases. The story is simple and fun, with a few slightly random moments, but great fun all the way through. the main story line is very engaging! I'm looking forward to hearing more from this world.
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