Pirate Hunters

Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100086636
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780553550887
Narrator/s: Ray Porter
Publisher: Books on Tape
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men-John Chatterton and John Mattera-are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea-his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history-it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren't enough to track down Bannister's ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate's exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it's only when they learn to think and act like pirates-like Bannister-that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost. Praise for Pirate Hunters "You won't want to put [it] down."-Los Angeles Times "An exceptional adventure...?ighly recommended to readers who delight in adventure, suspense, and the thrill of discovering history at their fingertips."-Library Journal (starred review) "A terrific read...?he book gallops along at a blistering pace, shifting us deftly between the seventeenth century and the present day."-Diver "Nonfiction with the trademarks of a novel: the plots and subplots, the tension and suspense...?Kurson has] found gold."-The Dallas Morning News "Rollicking...? fascinating [story] about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures."-The Boston Globe "[Kurson's] narration is just as engrossing as the subject."-The Christian Science Monitor "A wild ride [and an] extraordinary adventure...?urson's own enthusiasm, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, makes for one of the most mind-blowing pirate stories of recent memory, one that even the staunchest landlubber will have a hard time putting down."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The two contemporary pirate-ship seekers of Mr. Kurson's narrative are as daring, intrepid, tough and talented as Blood and Sparrow-and Bannister...? As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes."-The Wall Street Journal "[Kurson] takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the &lsqu

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Author(s): Robert Kurson
Genre: History, Sports
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Jun 16, 2015

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Author(s): Robert Kurson
Genre: History, Sports
Product Number EB00579186
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780812996524

Professional reviews

"Narrator Ray Porter's deep, resonant voice works well with this swashbuckling story of two pirate ship hunters, John Chatterton and John Mattera, who are hot on the trail of a famous seventeenth-century wreck that was captained by one of the most notorious pirates that few people have ever heard of, Joseph Bannister. The story's twists and turns take the two around the globe, but they don't succeed in their endeavor until they start thinking like pirates themselves. Porter gets excited when the action calls for it and does enough with his character voices to keep things interesting. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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