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Ricky Bradshaw has never sailed the Caribbean Sea, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon. He's never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones' locker, befriended a witch doctor or watched an old fisherman morph into a porpoise. All Ricky knows is his lonely life with his widowed mom in a tiny apartment overlooking a marina on the Chesapeake Bay.
But all that changes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Ricky's apartment building burns down and he falls into the chilly waters while trying to save Barnacle, a mangy mutt with shrimp breath. Suddenly Ricky finds himself confronted by his neighbor, a young woman in a pink bathrobe who jumped to her death in order to escape the flames. She offers him a choice: go with her to a wonderful afterlife where snowflakes taste like candy or return to the dreary old world he knows. Ricky picks the past and awakes on a raft in the middle of the sea where there is surprising beauty on every island, danger around every corner and great honor and glory ahead of him... if only Ricky can summon the courage to survive the curse of Captain LaFoote.
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By Fire Dad ^6 on 10-05-14
Full of adventure and witty humor!
What did you love best about Curse of the Black Avenger: Blood Sails, Dark Hearts (The Caribbean Chronicles)?
It was a great mix of adventure, intrigue, and humor that made it hard for me to stop listening despite having things I needed to get done.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ricky, when you finish the book you feel like you know him. You get to partake in his wild adventure with him and he becomes your friend along the way.
Which character – as performed by Christopher Dumbreski – was your favorite?
I thought that Captain Lafoote was a very convincing pirate and that he did a great job. I really liked Ricky as well, I feel like I know him now.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed several times throughout the book, it is witty and funny.
Any additional comments?
Action packed, fast paced, full of intrigue and suspense! What more could you ask for in a book. The Curse of Captain Lafoote is written as a YA, but as an adult I loved it. You'll dive deep into the life of a pirate at sea, the crew at the mercy of the Captain's will. Full of adventure and humor this is a great read.
Unsuspecting Ricky is pulled from the life he knows of video games and pizza and brought aboard a pirate ship sailing the seas long before he was born. As he tries to make sense of what is going on he has to make choices to stay alive. Aboard the ship he faces adventures he never would have expected. As he learns the ropes on board the pirate vessel he also learns more about himself and the man he is becoming.
I can't recommend The Curse of Captain Lafoote enough, both for youth and adults. 5 Stars, and I hope there will be more books in the series in the future.
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