Captain Blood

  • by Rafael Sabatini
  • Narrated by Robert Whitfield
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

George MacDonald Fraser, author of the Flashman novels, praises this hearty saga as "one of the great unrecognized novels of the 20th century." Doctor Peter Blood's quiet life is shattered when he is convicted of treason for helping a wounded nobleman in the 1685 rebellion against King James II.
He's swept into a slave ship to Barbados but escapes from slavery and a brutal plantation owner during a Spanish Pirate attack. He becomes a pirate and before long becomes the greatest buccaneer of them all. Raids, sea battles, sword fights, acts of gallantry and low cunning follow, recounted with zest and skill by a natural-born storyteller.

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What the Critics Say

"A salty dose of high-seas adventure....First-class storytelling." (Library Journal)

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Outstanding rendition of classic swashbuckler

This is an outstanding audiobook on several levels. First, the narration is superb. The narrator has a broad range of characterizations that are beleivable and well maintained throughout the narration. Second, the clarity of the audio recording is excellent. Third, this happens to be one of the classic swashbucklers by Rafael Sabatini. I am hoping audible will add Sabatini's greatest work, Scaramouche, to the library, hopefully narrated by Mr. Whitfield. Until then, Captain Blood is an extremely satisfying and high quality recording.
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- Gary

Great book, outstanding narrator

The listener will owe a huge debt to the talents of the narrator, Robert Whitfield. His rendering of Captain Blood delivers this masterpiece with outstaning effect.
When I purchased the book my hopes were that it would be half as entertaining as Scaramouche (by the same author and narrator), and I am surprised to report that I enjoyed it just as much, which was more than I enjoyed many books in a very long time.
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- Tariq Anis "avid reader"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-18-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.