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Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He began his career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the young sailor to go "a-pirating." 

Soon enough, Blackbeard was commanding his own fleet and stealing ships around the Caribbean and up and down the Eastern seaboard. Known for his thick, black beard and fearsome reputation, the legend of Blackbeard has influenced pirate legend and lore for more than 300 years.

©2015 James Buckley and Who HQ (P)2018 Listening Library

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it was really good

enjoyed the whole story and the narrator's voice was really nice. - from 7yo kid

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Great Overview

I completely enjoyed this. It even includes information surrounding Blackbeard. I also like the timeline summary.

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Quick read and worth the time.

This is a great beginning to learning about Blackbeard. I got it for my elementary kids wanting to spike their interest but I found I enjoyed it greatly myself. The narration is top notch.