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Publisher's Summary

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I've gotten what I came for.

Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map - the key to a legendary treasure trove - 17-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.

More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.

In Daughter of the Pirate King, debut author Tricia Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale.

©2017 Tricia Levenseller (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Wow!

I have to be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this book, as the pirate concept has been overdone to death. But...WOW! The author gave us just enough backstory on our heroine to keep the hook in

The story is told from the POV of Alosa, a fearless, witty, and self-assured young woman who knows who she is and makes no apologies. Though we occasionally get a glimpse of the tender heart lurking beneath her armor, the daughter of the Pirate King is a badass who allows herself to be captured by a band of cutthroat, rebel pirates determined to undermine her father. Throughout the book, Alosa proves that she is a force to be reckoned with, cowed by no man, including the King.

There were a few parts of the book that were a little repetitive, but I quickly got over that, as I began to really become part of Levenseller's world. The characters are deliciously complex, so that I was at war with myself over whether I liked ANY of them!

This is definitely worth the listen (I love Marisa Calin's accent), and I eagerly anticipate Book 2 - Daughter of the Siren Queen.

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WOW!

Where does Daughter of the Pirate King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is definitely in my top 10. It wasn't the sort of story that I couldn't stop listening to but I was always excited to start listening to it again. I usually don't write reviews but felt this book earned one!

What did you like best about this story?

What's not to like! Pirates, romance, adventure, and a super strong yet believable female protagonist!

What does Marisa Calin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

This is the first time I've listened to Marisa Calin and I will seek her out from now on. She is one of the best narrators ever. Her voices are perfect for all the characters and each character is different and recognizable. I can't say enough about how amazing she is!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This book was a good casual read. Very enjoyable but not so suspenseful that I had to finish it quickly.

Any additional comments?

If you like Pirates of the Caribbean you'll eat this book up.

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This needs to be a movie!

This book was so fun to listen to! It was such an awesome adventure and I loved the characters! I can't wait to continue on with the story to find out what happens! I loved it! I haven't read a pirate story this good before and it really reminds me of the pirates of the Caribbean! I can't wait to get 'Daughter of the siren queen' and come aboard on another adventure with my new favorite pirates!

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Lady Pirate Steals My Heart

Where does Daughter of the Pirate King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Amazing! One of my favorite audiobooks to date. The narrator really brings this fun story to life.

What did you like best about this story?

Alosa is a pirate through and through. Murderous, manipulative, defiant, and thoroughly charming. I liked that the author didn't sacrifice her character on the altar of teen romance.

What does Marisa Calin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voices are great! Not only does she do a wonderful Alosa, but she gives each character a rich, distinct voice.

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A GOOD, FAST-PACED PIRATE ADVENTURE

Would you consider the audio edition of Daughter of the Pirate King to be better than the print version?

Yes! I actually tried to read the end of the book in ebook format, but I missed the narrator so much that I just went back to the audiobook.

What other book might you compare Daughter of the Pirate King to and why?

Not a book, but it gave me the same feeling as Pirates of the Caribbean. It had a good mix of adventure and romance, and kept me excited throughout the whole story.

Any additional comments?

I'm a sucker for pirate adventures! If you are too, or if you like hunky romantic interests, you should pick this up!

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A fun story

Where does Daughter of the Pirate King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Middle of the pack.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Alosa is the protagonist and she definitely takes all the reader's attention.

Have you listened to any of Marisa Calin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I'm not sure if I've heard her before. She did well.

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

No, this was a fun book with lots of adventure but not many emotionally stirring moments. It's not that kind of book.

Any additional comments?

This was a fun story. Following the adventures of the ever fearless Alosa, daughter of the Pirate King, the reader is taken on a wild ride.

A true girl power story, Alosa doesn’t allow any man to save her; she can save herself, thank you very much. She is captain of her own ship of mostly female pirates and she has plans to one day replace her father as ruler of all pirates. But first she has to get through this escapade!

Entertaining with plenty of adventure and action, this was a fun read.

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My first audiobook

Would you listen to Daughter of the Pirate King again? Why?

I have been! I love it. Each time I re-listen to it, I get more details, and it the book just seems like a totally new story.

Which scene was your favorite?

It was towards the end of the book when Alosa stopped using restraint and used her full training.

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A Pirate's Life for Me!

Why am I now just discovering hope amazing this book is?!?!?! I loved every minute of this! Alosa is a straight up badass and witty to boot. The romance was a little cringe worthy, but still good. I loved the plot and what but of action there was. This was just so good! I cannot wait for Daughter of the Siren Queen now!

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Amazing!!

All I can say is amazing!! I loved everything about this book and cant wait for the next one in the series!!! Marisa Calin did an amazing job!!!

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One Sassy and Determined Pirate

Narrator Marisa Calin truly captures the voice of Alosa, a spunky pirate captain with a legendary heritage and a stop-at-nothing determination to find a treasure map for her father. There are a few serious conversations and moments of family bonds and sacrifice, but mostly this story is just a fun and wild pirate adventure focused on Alosa's cleverness. "How will she get out of her cell this time?" "Will she really be able to keep her secret?" "Where will she search for the map next?" Most of the plot takes place at sea, and the story ends with the promise of more excitement and adventure.

I enjoyed following Alosa's journey and listening to her witty banter with her captors. I felt like the narrator was spot-on with Alosa, conveying her emotions, frustrations, and sass. It was fun hearing the narrator's interpretation of some of the other pirates too...although the crew of Alosa's captors seem rather older in their portrayal than the captain and his brother, while my understanding was that they were all supposed to be young. Maybe it was just the accents the narrator gave them. :)

Regarding the content, there's definitely some pirate violence: gratuitous killings, torture, bloody injuries, and threats. The sexual content doesn't go too far, but there is vague talk of sexual experience, along with some romantic tension/lust, kissing, and mention of nudity.

If you're a big fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, this might be up your alley! There aren't a whole lot of inspirational takeaways, but it's an entertaining listening experience. I'm not sure if I want to continue with the next book, although the ending of this one certainly sets the stage for an epic pirate quest!

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  • 03-15-18

Good book, funny and enjoyable.

would recommend if you are looking for a casual read. easy story to follow and good book if you are a first time audiobook listener.