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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Dietrich Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ethan Gage Adventures Release Date:
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As dazzling and action packed as the best novels of James Rollins, George MacDonald Fraser, and Steve Berry, The Barbary Pirates will have readers cheering for William Dietrich and his dashing hero, Ethan Gage!

Swashbuckling American explorer and ladies' man Ethan Gage has seen his fair share of danger, having braved the sands of Egypt, the perils of the Atlantic Ocean, and the harsh wilderness of early America. Once more, he finds himself in a desperate race—this time with the Barbary Pirates, a powerful band of Muslim outlaws from North Africa. Also after Ethan is his nemesis—and former lover—Aurora Somerset, member of a dangerous sect called the Egyptian Rite. The prize is the Mirror of Archimedes, an ancient superweapon that, according to legend, once burned a Roman fleet with its power. In 1802, this death ray could tip the balance of power in the Mediterranean, and Ethan must stop the pirates from using it against the American, English, and French fleets.

From the salons and brothels of the Palais Royal of Paris, where the quest for information about his lost love Astiza involves real-life scientists and engineers—including inventor Robert Fulton—Ethan must travel at Napoleon's behest to the canals of Venice, the caves of Santorini, the dungeons of Tripoli, and finally to treachery on the high seas in the Mediterranean.

Can Ethan rescue Astiza without betraying the cause of his own United States? Can he save the two-year-old son he only recently discovered he had without allowing the Egyptian Rite to finally dominate the world? And when the sun rises on the Mirror of Archimedes, will everything Ethan cares about be set afire?

Delivering the fast-paced adventure, uncanny wit, and page-turning historical excitement that readers have come to expect from the masterful William Dietrich, The Barbary Pirates is Ethan Gage at his winningest, most hilarious, and most death defying.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte.”

    USA Today

  • “The latest irresistible romp starring Napoleonic-era ne’er-do-well, adventurer, and ladies’ man Ethan Gage, who this time out-swashbuckles pirates.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Wonderful.”

    Contra Costa Times

  • “A heart-stomping pulpy yarn, Gage’s narrow escapes, hardboiled banter, and unexpected surprises ensure Dietrich’s imaginative page-turner will enjoy a long and lively run.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mystery and nonstop adventure combine in an excellent novel that has the over-the-top historical fantasy of Clive Cussler and the humor of the Flashman series, only more sophisticated. Dietrich, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and historian, accurately depicts history and its settings. The characters are vivid and wonderful…Thrilling.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • A Seattle Times Best Book for Crime Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dave | 2/17/2014

    " This series started with great promise but has devolved, tragically like so many series, into a cookie cutter formula. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad - but it was predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Eric | 2/14/2014

    " not as good as the first three in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Schwan | 1/27/2014

    " By far the best book in the series. In this adventure Ethan Gage is joined by Robert Fulton (steamship inventor) and two other Savants in a search for Archimedes secret light weapon. Overall this story was less fantastic then the previous books. Most of what happens could actually happen in real life. The same bad guys are still around, the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robs | 1/25/2014

    " Great series, hope he write more... "

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About the Author
Author William Dietrich

William Dietrich is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, historian, and naturalist, as well as the author of numerous novels, including the Ethan Gage adventures, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is a winner of the PNBA Award for nonfiction and lives in Washington State.