Pirates!

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.90 hours)
Product Number: Z100024369
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739353820
Narrator/s: Jennifer Wiltsie
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

It is the dawn of the eighteenth century, when girls stay home and sew while men sail the high seas finding adventure, danger, and gold. But two unusually adventurous girls--a rich merchant's daughter, Nancy Kington, and her former plantation slave, Minerva Sharpe--take to the high seas from Jamaica on a shop the crew renames Deliverance. Not just any trading ship, the Deliverance flies black flags from its mast, proclaiming to all that the newly named, hijacked ship is a pirate vessel, striking fear into the hearts of those she approaches. Or so they hope. For Nancy, the Deliverance is her escape from an arranged betrothal to a controlling and devilish man. For Minerva, it is an escape from slavery, as well as from the fearsome overseer on Nancy's family plantation. But in the end, the money, the adventure, the companionship, and the chance to see the world not as women, but as bold and daring pirates, is an opportunity neither can deny. A powerful, thrilling, and ultimately inspiring journey of two women who break the bonds of gender, race, and position to find their own way to glory.

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Author(s): Celia Rees
Original Publish Date: Oct 17, 2006

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Author(s): Celia Rees
Product Number EB00636327
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781599904160

Professional reviews

"Listeners will be enchanted by Jennifer Wiltsie's narration of the exploits of female pirates Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe. Wiltsie's characterization of Nancy, the merchant's daughter, is spellbinding, blending a slightly aristocratic British accent with the attitudes of the eighteenth-century American bourgeoisie. Minerva, a slave at birth, is equally well done. The stage for adventure is set when the two women cross the path of the evil Brazilian pirate turned plantation owner who yearns to marry Nancy so that he may acquire her inheritance. This is an enchanting tale of two brave souls who escape their predetermined stations in life and fight for their freedom. D.L.M. 2005 YALSA Selection (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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