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The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd: Part 1 & 2

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard Zacks

Narrated By: Michael Prichard

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: August 2003

Duration: 18 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer. However, Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three year odyssey pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and blood pirates. Across the oceans of the world, the pirate hunter, Kidd, pursued the pirate, Culliford. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a page-turner

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  • Anonymous

    The book is quite informative if you are really into pirate history and activities. My opinion though it that the exploits of Kidd were overshadowed by so many others and especially minutia. If one wants to know more than the average person of piracy and privateering of that era, get the book. My bottom line assessment is that it is much to long, especially considering the ultimate end.

  • TK

    Seems like exactly what a book-on-CD should be. Interesting subject, well written and read. Long series but I am engaged enough to want to finish it.

  • Micheal Hardison

    I've never been one to be passionate about pirates. However, after reading Master and Commander, I decided to give this book a try. Boy, was I surprised. This book is fantasticly written and excellently narrated. Captain Kidd's story is truly remarkable and Richard Zack's painstaking retelling from the ostracized captain's view is gripping. It had me reluctant to leave the car when I finally got to work.I highly recommend this book if you are interested in maritime history.