The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Date: April 2012
Duration: 6 hours 38 minutes
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Adventure? Yes, more than one! Derring-do? Yes! Storms? Sea monsters? Rival pirates? Of course! Cameos by frequently anachronistic historical figures? You betcha! All that and more.
Not since Moby-Dick. . . . No, not since Treasure Island. . . . Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a group of seafarers to rival The Pirates!, and their leader, the greatest ocean-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time on the bounding main somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.
"Be it an odd and funny book about a roguish pirate captain, Charles Darwin, and a radioactive elephant ye seek, then seek ye no more!" --Entertainment Weekly
"Prose Prozac for the nautically inclined . . . gently satiric and genuinely funny . . . a seaworthy little page-turner . . . Rated: Aaarrr!" --The Village Voice
"Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction." --Eric Idle
"A treasure chest of lighthearted laughs." --Knoxville News-Sentinel
"Equal parts witty and absurd. . . . Will put a smile on the face of even the stiffest reader." --Memphis Flyer
"[Defoe] can make even pirates seem as cuddly as a teddy bear. . . . [A] funny and downright easy-to-love book." --Sacramento Book Review