The Republic of Pirates

  • by Colin Woodard
  • Narrated by Lewis Grenville
  • 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world.
In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires. And for a brief, glorious period, the Republic was a success.

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Highly recommended history of the pirates

Hugely enjoyable and continually interesting history of the golden age of pirates. Really well narrated. Definitely recommend this audiobook if you have any interest in this period of history.
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- Robin Davies

incredibly well researched

If this is a true reflection of the pirates, there dreams of romance and treasure were only a dream for most. The hardship and reality was almost that of nightmares. The value of life was less than cheap and very much was dependent of the colour of your skin and who you were born to. An impossible combination for many souls.
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- Neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-08-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.