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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (124 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: August 2012 ISBN: 9780449806678
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In Gideon Defoe’s fifth Pirates! adventure, the dashing Pirate Captain and his intrepid crew encounter perhaps the most swashbuckling poets in history: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Shelley’s fiancée, Mary Godwin.
 
While visiting the shores of Lake Geneva to restore their spirits and their finances, the Pirate Captain and his crew encounter some surprising fellow adventurers, literary giants of their age: the swaggering Lord Byron, the oddly shifty Percy Shelley, and his smart, quite attractive fiancée, Mary. Together the poets and pirates embark upon a journey that leads from the curiously adventureless Switzerland into the darkest bowels of Oxford, and finally to the forbidding heart of eastern Europe. Amidst haunted castles and early feminism, the Pirate Captain will confront some important questions, namely: What is the secret behind his mysterious belly tattoo? Is “Zombuloid, the corpse-beast” a better name for a monster than “Gorgo: Half-man, half-seaweed?” And, most importantly, what happens when a pirate finally falls in love? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Silly and amusuing. . . . A rollicking read, full of laughs and lots of fun for readers who spot some of his literary in-jokes. The Pirates! In an Adventure with the Romantics is most entertaining, and hopefully The Pirate Captain and his crew will continue their adventures for some time to come. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • [Defoe] can make even pirates seem as cuddly as a teddy bear. . . . Wacky and funny and downright easy-to-love. Sacramento Book Review
  • A treasure chest of lighthearted laughs. Knoxville News-Sentinel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Rogers | 12/2/2013

    " Loved it, shall read more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Angel | 11/28/2013

    " Another winner in the Pirates series from Gideon Defoe. Quite possibly the best yet. If you haven't had the pleasure of the Pirates books I suggest you look them up. Very silly books but highly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 11/9/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book, it was hilarious!! I read it in 2 1/2 hours. It is just the right amount of allusion and comedy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/20/2013

    " A wonderful pirate adventure, not short on allusions from Romantic literature. Every time I finish one of The Pirates! books, I'm sad, because there should be more of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Mckenzie | 9/27/2013

    " Despite the long wait, the new Pirates! book is every bit as good as the previous ones. Defoe's still got it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 9/21/2013

    " So. Funny. I've loved all of The Pirates! books, and this was another shining gem. I read most of this on a train and probably startled several people around me because I kept having to stifle laughing incredibly hard. This adventure is light, silly, funny, and most of all fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/26/2013

    " Definitely my favorite of the Pirates! adventures. I smiled all the way through this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Kremers | 4/19/2013

    " a great silly book, although it didn't have me laughing out loud like some of his previous stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/18/2013

    " Ahhh, the Pirate Captain and crew: just zany as ever. Bliss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Jokl | 1/1/2013

    " More a-grade silliness. Felt many of the mid-ranking pirates were overlooked in this adventure, sadly. Though good to see the pirate with bedroom eyes finally getting some dialogue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis Fischer | 10/22/2012

    " Best of the Pirates! books since the original An Adventure with Scientists! "

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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 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.