The Terror of the Southlands : The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates

  • by Caroline Carlson
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • Series: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Tell me, Pirate Westfield: When was the last time you drew your sword against an enemy? Or stole a stash of loot from a fellow buccaneer? When was the last time you sailed off on a thrilling High Seas adventure?"
Hilary Westfield is a pirate. In fact, she's the Terror of the Southlands! She's daring, brave, fearless, and...in a rut. Maybe she hasn't found any treasure lately. And maybe she isn't fighting off as many scallywags as she'd like. But does that mean she and her loyal crew (including a magical gargoyle) deserve to be kicked out of the ranks of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates?
There is only one thing to do - find a daring mission worthy of her fearless reputation. With the help of first mate Charlie, finishing-school friend Claire, and the self-proclaimed intrepid gargoyle, Hilary sets sail on a swashbuckling expedition that may or may not involve a kidnapped Enchantress, bumbling inspectors, a mysterious group called the Mutineers, and - the most terrifying thing of all - a High Society ball.
Caroline Carlson brings just as much rollicking fun, laughter, and action to this second book of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates as she did with the first, Magic Marks the Spot.

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People of any age will enjoy this book!

I can hardly express just how much I love the two books (so far) in this series! If you haven't read the first one, please go back and read that book first. If you have even the mildest sense of humor you won't be sorry.

There are so many giggles and guffaws while I read these books. And a million smiles. I don't want it to end!

Magic and mayhem abound as Hilary Westfield, now an escapee from Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies, is a proud member of the VNHLP (serving the high seas for 153 years). The VNHLP is getting weary of Hilary's rather unpiratical (i.e. not like a pirate) behavior and has sent her a warning. But the Enchantress of the North has been kidnapped! Would it be piratical to rescue her instead of slaying a sea monster or vanquishing a pirate king? Hilary doesn't care! She's going to do the very nearly honorable thing and search for her anyway.

Along the way, she runs afoul of the Queen's Inspectors (with their requisite dust brushes and magnifying glasses), pirates honorable and dishonorable, and snooty High Society types. She even has to (gasp!) attend a High Society ball in a cabbage-colored gown. Not to worry though. She has her cutlass and her magic piece hidden within it. And her magical gargoyle in a large beaded purse.

Katherine Kellgren is just the perfect reader for these books. She has a real talent for comic timing and her voicing alone for many of these characters will make you smile.

Lots of Hilarity (get it?) and smiling and giggling is in store so it would be most unpiratical to delay listening to this book any further. Grab your cutlass and magic piece and join the fun!
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- GLENNO

Delightful story!

Where does The Terror of the Southlands rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is right at the top of our audiobook collection. It is very well written and extremely well performed.


What did you like best about this story?

My daughter likes Pirate Hillary's adventures and her braveness the best.


What does Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She brings all the characters to life. Her vocal range is incredible.


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- S. Kate Henne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio