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PIRATES OF BARBARY Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean

by | Read by Clive Chafer

History • 12 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

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]

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Formats

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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