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3.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 53.1 out of 5 3.10 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Bell Narrator: John Shea Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Nick McIver Time Adventures Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781427208835
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A thrilling sequel to the Ted Bell's New York Times bestseller Nick of Time, in which the young time traveler Nick McIver must prove his courage once more, on two fronts: in World War Two–era England, where Nazis have invaded his homeland, and in America during the Revolution, where Nick stands shoulder to shoulder with General George Washington

It's 1940 and the Nazis are invading Nick's beloved home, the British Channel Islands. So Nick takes to the skies: He has discovered an old World War One fighter plane in an abandoned barn. Determined to learn to fly, he is soon risking life and limb to photograph armed German minelayers and patrol boats, and executing incredibly perilous bombing raids over Nazi airfields by night.

Meanwhile, the evil pirate, Captain Billy Blood, still desperate to acquire Nick's time machine, returns to Greybeard Island. He kidnaps Nick's sister, Kate, and transports her back to Port Royal, Jamaica, in the year 1781, leaving Nick a message that if he wants to see her alive again, he must come to Jamaica and make an even swap: Kate's life in exchange for Nick's wondrous time machine—that's Blood's bargain.

Having traveled back in time, Nick discovers a plot that might change the outcome of the American Revolution. Disguised as an eighteenth-century cabin boy, he travels to the Caribbean and confronts his old enemy, who has assembled the world's largest pirate armada.

From the battlefields of the New World to the brutal German occupation of English soil in World War Two, The Time Pirate has Nick McIver fighting once again to defend his country, the outcome of two wars resting on his young shoulders.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “John Shea is quite wonderful narrating the further exploits of time-traveling teen Nick McIver...Shea seems to be enjoying himself as much as listeners will. AudioFile

  • Our family enjoys listening to a good audio book and we all enjoyed The Time Pirate… the story is entertaining for children and adults. Simcoe All Things Entertainment

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgia Anne | 4/13/2011

    " I like this book for its adventure and historical references but the Nazis are portrayed in a highly stereotypical way, like something out of a 1940's war movie--a bit "cheesy." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marla | 4/9/2011

    " Felt like it took forever to get to the exciting stuff! I could suspend disbelief about time travel...but not about a 7-year-old being trusted to keep a spy ring secret. If you're really into high-seas adventure/battles, you might want to give it a try...that was the most interesting part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jameson | 1/31/2011

    " i read this in forth grade and loved it!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara | 1/31/2011

    " Another for summer reading program. It added to my book count this summer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 12/26/2010

    " Quite an enjoyable book. It does help to have some working knowledge of how sailboats work, but overall I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elijah | 12/23/2010

    " Nick of Time would be a great book to make a movie out of! I loved every bit of it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 11/29/2010

    " Wasnt the greatest book, lost interest, mostly boring..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 11/2/2010

    " I read this awhile ago. The only thing I can really remember is that it was an okay book. It wasn't a "thrilling" read, just something to read to pass the time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Meghann | 10/11/2010

    " Vocab was excellent, however, the story and characters could not keep my attention. I did not finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 10/2/2010

    " This turned out to be a really good book. I like the mix of history and the whole time-travel plot. The characters were engaging and I think I'll try searching out the rest of the series eventually. "

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About the Author
Author Ted Bell

Ted Bell is an American author of suspense and young adult adventure novels. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling series of spy thriller novels featuring the character Alex Hawke. He lives and works in Palm Beach, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado.

About the Narrator

John Shea’s career includes more than forty films, most notably the Academy Award-winner Missing. His television work includes Lois and Clark and Mutant X, and he has appeared in more than twenty-five plays on and off-Broadway and in London's West End.