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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (906 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: February 2012 ISBN: 9780449012734
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They’re back!!! The Pirate Captain and his irascible crew of scoundrels return in their soggiest saga yet.Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in a bouncy new vessel——purchased on credit. In order to repay his debts, the Pirate Captain is determined to capture the enigmatic White Whale, hunted by the notoriously moody Ahab, who has promised a reward.Chaos ensues, featuring the lascivious Cutlass Liz, the world’s most dangerous mosquito, an excerpt from the Pirate Captain’s novel in progress (a bodice ripper, of course), whale ventriloquism, practical lessons in whale painting, a shanty-singing contest in a Las Vegas casino, and a dra-matic climax in which the Pirate Captain’s prize ham saves the day!Move over, Herman Melville.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 2/19/2014

    " Yet another fun pirate book!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace Petersen Martineau | 2/14/2014

    " Nice light reading, I laughed out loud a few times, and loved the informational tidbits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashleigh | 1/30/2014

    " This book was really cute. I really enjoyed it. The humor was good & the serious topics they talked about such as debt and whaling were expressed in an easy going, funny manner. This book would be really good for kids as a bed time story. Older kids i reckon because some of the issues (especially at the end where the big whale found the lady whale) is quite adult. A birds & the bees talk may be in order!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zane | 1/25/2014

    " 'He considered punching the whale on the nose, because he recalled something about that being their weak spot. But then he remembered how that might be sharks rather than whales. And also that it was probably apocryphal anyway. And of course whales don't really have noses.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 1/17/2014

    " Ham is very important to a pirate diet, and Ahab's okay even though he started out in that horrid Moby Dick book. (The Pirates help him track the whale. To Las Vegas and beyond...) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kaitlyn | 1/15/2014

    " I think it takes a special person to appreciate the hilarity of these books. I'm happy to say I'm a special person. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trin | 1/14/2014

    " I found the humor in The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists kind of one-note, so I'm really not sure why I read the sequel. It's been a few weeks now and I've almost completely forgotten it. But I believe I was somewhat pleasantly diverted for about an hour at the time? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 12/25/2013

    " Not as good as the first novel, mostly because there was no clear distinction between right and wrong. Also because the plot line involving cowboys was not developed fully. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Douglas Dorman | 12/7/2013

    " Better than the first book. The comedic timing was much better. However, I'm still not sure what all the fuss is about. I did not dislike the book but I never really got "into" it and I felt that I had to force myself to keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/29/2013

    " More hijinks on the high seas as well as--oddly enough--the wild, wild west. Is there no cliched world from history or literature that those pirates can't insinuate themselves into and change for the better? The answer is no. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 11/15/2013

    " Strange and warped but laugh out loud funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austenite | 10/23/2013

    " Ridiculously hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 10/10/2013

    " Very fluffy, fun reading. I like the various paintings the Pirate Captain keeps in his office, for example "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylor | 9/23/2013

    " Who wouldn't enjoy a story about silly pirates? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 9/7/2013

    " I love this whole series. They are quick and very silly reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vohumanu | 8/31/2013

    " Very silly and very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/3/2013

    " Hilarious, highly entertaining. Not artful fiction, but the wicked, ironic humor makes this whole series worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/22/2013

    " Amusing, a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 6/4/2013

    " Funny, cute, perfect for a stop-motion childrens movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 hamsterfactor | 5/9/2013

    " Needs more pirate with a scarf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/29/2013

    " This is completely goofy good fun. It made me smile a lot, but there weren't enough laugh-out-loud moments to make me rate it higher than a 3.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 12/25/2012

    " Not as good as the first one, but still impressively funny in a surreal way. As always, love the footnotes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances Redhead | 9/20/2012

    " Pirates dressed as krill to catch a whale - what's not to like? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerri Stamps | 9/2/2012

    " Quirky, fun book to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Keliher | 7/7/2012

    " More of the same, with the added bonus of cross-dressing whales. Joy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loren Toddy | 6/23/2012

    " Loved the preposterous meeting between these two characters. What made it worth reading was that Ahab was just as silly and devoid of intelligence as the Pirate Captain was. Hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Salvatore | 5/15/2012

    " Save the HAM! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Arnold | 4/15/2012

    " What is it about British writers that amuse me so??? This book was a super quick read, hilarious, and the footnotes will teach you something every time as well as make you laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/11/2012

    " This is silly, absurd book in a Monty Pythonesque style. The Pirate Captain leads his crew on a money making cruise to Las Vegas, battling box jellies with shovels on the way. "

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