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BORN TO BE HANGED The Epic Story of the Gentlemen Pirates Who Raided the South Seas, Rescued a Princess, and Stole a Fortune

by | Read by Feodor Chin

History • 9.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2022

Narrator Feodor Chin's fluent and highly listenable voice has made him a popular choice for fantasy fiction and esoteric scientific audiobooks, and for ensemble work. His performance style is highly adaptable, bringing clarity, balance, and a level of plausibility to the most fantastic and speculative of narratives. Here he shows his range, tracking a party of 1680s British pirates who are preying on Spanish treasure in western Panama and the South Seas. Thomson's subtitle, evoking "gentlemen pirates" and exotic places, glamorizes his storyline, but Chin's steady and unflinching narration gives full value to the less romantic aspects of the pirate's life, including scurvy (its symptoms described in detail), long stretches of idleness aboard ship or marooned on strange shores, and, of course, the constant prospect of the hangman's noose. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2022]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2022

DD ISBN 9781549159404 $26.98

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