The Pirate Hunter

  • by Richard Zacks
  • Narrated by Michael Prichard
  • 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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)
" and riotous." ( Time)


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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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- mike


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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- Sara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2004
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio