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Publisher's 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.
©2002 Richard Zacks (P)2003 Tantor Media, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Entertaining, richly detailed, and authoritatively narrated, Zacks's account of the life of legendary seaman William Kidd delivers a first-rate story....Zacks' book is a treasure, indeed." (Publishers Weeekly)
"Zacks fills our minds with the sights, sounds, and even the smells of the seventeenth century, and he rescues William Kidd from eternal damnation. A lively, educational, thoroughly spellbinding trip back in time." (Booklist)
"Enthralling....rich and riotous." (Time)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 04-20-04

Aaaargh Matey, Listen to this tale!

Well researched, deftly written and masterfully read this Audiobook is an interesting listen for lovers of fiction as well as non-fiction. It is no easy task to bring legend to life and harder still when the truth does not parallel that legend. The author manages to bring Captain Kidd's story, and the time period, alive in this fascinating look at piracy - and not all the pirates being sailors, some are politicians, businessmen and royalty. This was a fun listen and worth the purchase.

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50 of 51 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brian on 01-25-06

Arrrghhh!!! PIRATES!!!

This book is a lot of fun. If you like pirates, intrigue, sea battles, history and a gripping story, get this audio book. The narrators voice is good and very appropriate to the content. ARRRGGH!!! Pirates is a fun, easy listen. I reccomend it!

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4 out of 5 stars
By mike on 03-13-11

The Pirate Hunter

Visit the world of the real pirates of the Caribbean (and beyond) and get a salty taste of seventeenth century society and grim aspects of justice. The real thing is even more fascinating and intriguing than the fiction.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 01-10-11

Outstanding

This is one book where I wholeheartedly agree with the positive reviews listed in the 'Critics Reviews' section above. It is thoroughly entertaining and informative and reads like a fantastic novel for the sheer adventure, twists and turns, violence, double-crossing and breadth of interesting characters throughout it. It is excellently narrated and I found myself wanting more after the 18 and a half hours. Highly recommended.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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