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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (424 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gideon Defoe Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Pirates! Series Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780449012963
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Adventure? Yes, more than one! Derring-do? Yes! Storms? Sea monsters? Rival pirates? Of course! Cameos by frequently anachronistic historical figures?  You betcha! All that and more.

Not since Moby-Dick. . . . No, not since Treasure Island. . . . Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a group of seafarers  to rival The Pirates!, and their leader, the greatest ocean-faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time on the bounding main somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • [Defoe] can make even pirates seem as cuddly as a teddy bear. . . . [A] funny and downright easy-to-love book. Sacramento Book Review
  • Equal parts witty and absurd. . . . Will put a smile on the face of even the stiffest reader. Memphis Flyer
  • Be it an odd and funny book about a roguish pirate captain, Charles Darwin, and a radioactive elephant ye seek, then seek ye no more! Entertainment Weekly
  • Prose Prozac for the nautically inclined . . . gently satiric and genuinely funny . . . a seaworthy little page-turner . . . Rated: Aaarrr! The Village Voice
  • Hilarious. Destined to become a classic of pirate comic fiction. Eric Idle
  • A treasure chest of lighthearted laughs. Knoxville News-Sentinel

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Levi | 2/16/2014

    " childish, yet adultish at the same time. story made me want to keep reading at least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/12/2014

    " If you were ever looking for a book with luxurient beards, prize-winning hams, and lots and lots of shanties, this is for you! A charmer, definitely a charmer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 2/2/2014

    " Beats reading Origin of the Species or Moby Dick. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/19/2014

    " Odd, funny pirate fiction/humor. Absurd in a good way and an easy read. Plus, the Pirate Captain's motto is "I like ham!" What's not to like about that, eh? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 1/12/2014

    " These 2 novellas are laugh-out-loud funny if you have any affinity for pirates or parody. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Hull | 1/2/2014

    " A bit of a one-joke idea but nevertheless a quite funny bit of light reading: great for the airport. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonia | 12/31/2013

    " Fantastic book, and the film did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elijah Kinch Spector | 12/27/2013

    " I would say "like Monty Python in book form" except that that would shortchange Defoe's own creativity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Jensen | 12/24/2013

    " One of the handful of books I've read where I repeatedly laughed out loud. Very short, easy read. I wish these came out every month - I'm always sad when a "Pirates!" book is over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole Luzietti | 12/18/2013

    " these are not your ordinary pirates... they are hilarious and I don't think they know what year they are in... but the adventures are fun and funny. Don loves these books, I actually took it from him while on vacation with nothing else to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/10/2013

    " RUN, do not walk, to your local bookstore and Buy This Book. Whimsical, hilarious, utterly escapist. Plus, ham! What's not to love?!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie | 8/18/2013

    " Fun little novels, with sarcasm, humour and history. Everything you could need! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandy | 7/21/2013

    " I've had to read this a few times for it to grow on me. I love it though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 6/23/2013

    " If it was possible to marry a book, I would marry this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/5/2013

    " This book is so funny. A super easy read and silly as heck. The footnotes are priceless. They are entertaining and informative trivia, like what barnacles are made of, the fact that more people are killed each year by pigs than sharks, and why your fingertips shrivel up in the bath. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/27/2013

    " These books are two of the funniest, most original books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The fact that Defoe doesn't actually name any of the pirates is clever and different. The dialogue and situations that the pirates get into is/are hysterical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tena | 12/15/2012

    " I still love this book! And it's even great for reading aloud to a 4 year old, with a few minor edits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 10/12/2012

    " I loved these books. They're witty and silly and really easy to read in about one sitting, if you read like I do. There are a lot of laugh-out-loud moments and quote-worthy phrases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/28/2012

    " Silly, clever and funny. I particularly enjoyed the dastardly Bishop subjecting the pirate with a scarf and Jennifer to psychometric tests to determine which one wasn't really female, but there are many laugh-out-loud/forehead-slapping funny bits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 9/12/2012

    " Reads a lot like a Terry Pratchet or a Tom Holt novel, only not as deep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 8/2/2012

    " This be the finest ahistorical pirate fiction ever. Arrrrr! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Molesan | 7/25/2012

    " Mark reccomened this to me a while back, and I read it on vacation. If I had to sum it up in three words they would be "pants-pissing hilarious." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 6/23/2012

    " not the most amazing thing you've ever read, but completely wonderful in its own way nevertheless. decidedly hilarious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 5/31/2012

    " Gave me some chuckles. A good book for the airplane. "

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About the Author
Author Gideon Defoe

Gideon Defoe is a British writer and author of The Pirates!, a series of comedy books following a group of pirates on their adventures.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is also an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.