Tinniswood touches on pirating in the Horn of Africa today, but mostly he sticks to an account of the Barbary pirates of the Mediterranean in the seventeenth century. He offers personal tales of high adventure, quoted from slaves and sailors, captains and officials, gleaned from publications of the day. He also provides historical facts about international relations and the era's nation states. Clive Chafer’s British voice has a conversational tone and pace. Sometimes he mimics foreign voices and high-toned British officials but not often because the book doesn’t lend itself to dramatization. While Chafer provides a good narration, it’s primarily the subject matter that holds the listener’s attention. D.R.W. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400119240 $34.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400169245 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2010
CD ISBN 9781400149247 $83.99 Ten CDs
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