The Pirates!: In an Adventure with the Romantics

  • by Gideon Defoe
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Shelley's fiancée, Mary Godwin....
While visiting the shores of Lake Geneva to restore their spirits and their finances, the Pirate Captain and his crew encounter some surprising fellow adventurers, literary giants of their age: the swaggering Lord Byron, the oddly shifty Percy Shelley, and his smart, quite attractive fiancée, Mary. Together the poets and pirates embark upon a journey that leads from the curiously adventureless Switzerland into the darkest bowels of Oxford, and finally to the forbidding heart of eastern Europe.
Amidst haunted castles and early feminism, the Pirate Captain will confront some important questions, namely: What is the secret behind his mysterious belly tattoo? Is "Zombuloid, the corpse-beast" a better name for a monster than "Gorgo: Half-man, half-seaweed"? And, most importantly, what happens when a pirate finally falls in love?


What the Critics Say

"[Defoe] can make even pirates seem as cuddly as a teddy bear.... Wacky and funny and downright easy-to-love." (Sacramento Book Review)
"A treasure chest of lighthearted laughs." (Knoxville News-Sentinel)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio