It is 1837, and for the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain and his rag-tag pirate crew, life on the high seas has gotten a little dull. With nothing to do but twiddle their hooks and lounge aimlessly on tropical beaches, the Captain decides it's time they had an adventure. A surprisingly successful boat raid leads them to the young Charles Darwin, in desperate need of their help.
And so the pirates set forth for London in a bid to save the scientist from the evil machinations of a diabolical Bishop. There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, the Elephant Man - and have an exciting trip to the zoo.
©2012 Gideon Defoe (P)2012 Random House USA
Luxuriant, ham night
The continual asides & subtle jokes that are interwoven amongst the story.
I haven't, however his performance was excellent and got the tone just right; really made the most of the particular humour style that the author writes with.
Odd question, as there is a film of the book! Erm...how about...The best pirate story you've heard all year- or the Captain will run you through, before hoisting the mainsail.
Would be absolutely brilliant to have more of the 'Pirates in adventures with...' series turned into audiobooks. In the meantime, I can thoroughly recommend the 'physical books' for a read, as they are very much 'pick up at any point' kind of books, as the plot is generally not too important!
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