In the pantheon of childhood fascinations, pirates rank right up at the top next to dinosaurs and ninjas. Roy McMillian’s audiobook Pirates! takes a humorous and in-depth look at the history of these sordid swashbucklers. With a lively and engaging performance from veteran actor Jasper Britton listeners will quickly find themselves right in the middle of the high seas as they learn about Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and a host of other dangerous and exciting details. Pirates have decorated our literature for as long as we’ve been telling stories, and this audiobook provides a great examination of their long history.
Pirates are everywhere—and they have been ever since boats were used as carriers. They are in stories ranging from Treasure Island through Peter Pan to Pirates of the Caribbean; they are in our imaginations with peg-legs, hook-hands, and parrots on their shoulders, saying "Aharr, me hearties!", and they continue to cause havoc in the Gulf of Aden in the 21st century.
This book humorously charts the adventures of pirates through the ages, including Henry Morgan, Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and girl pirates too! There are countless surprising facts here: many pirates died at the end of a rope, but some were even knighted for their services! And there are plenty of "Gruesome Alerts", just to prepare you for the extra gory parts….
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
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Fun history of pirates
My son and I greatly enjoyed this history of pirates. It was fun and well-narrated (wonderful voice and lots of humor) but mixed in a lot of history. I appreciated that much of it was about women pirates. If you like these Naxos histories for kids, you will also like the ones on Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.