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Meet the characters

Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Disguise and Deceit

    Nov 19 2020

    Anne and Mary are forced to grow up quickly after their families leave them with no choice but to embark on dangerous adventures.

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    39 mins
  • Ep. 2: A New Life

    Nov 19 2020

    Anne clashes with the local elite in New Providence and escapes to the seas with Captain Jack where she finally comes face to face with Mary Read, who is not all that she seems.

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    40 mins
  • Ep. 3: Turning Pirate

    Nov 19 2020

    Anne and Mary adjust to pirate life whilst trying to conceal their real identities. A life changing discovery puts Anne at risk of being sought out by her estranged husband.

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    31 mins

Get a taste of what's to come...

Hell Cats
Anne and Mary discover that there’s a bounty for their capture
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James demands that Anne returns to him
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Mark Read meets Oliver Marlow
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  • Anne and Mary discover that there’s a bounty for their capture
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  • James demands that Anne returns to him
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  • Mark Read meets Oliver Marlow
A note from the writer. I’ve been fascinated by the stories of Anne Bonny and Mary Read for years and delighted that Audible gave me the opportunity to bring them to life. They were determined to live authentic lives beyond the stifling restrictions of gender, society and the law. Their determination to be true to themselves was a direct challenge to the very definition of what it meant to be a woman in a man’s world, especially a woman without wealth or position. Anne Bonny and Mary Read had the courage to live their lives without compromise or regret and fought to the end to be free, rejecting all notion of ownership. I really hope audiences take them to their heart as much as I did. Carina Rodney
Carina Rodney

About the author

Carina is an award-winning writer based in the north east of England, with a background in theatre and radio writing, now also moving into film and TV writing. Carina is a current Royal Literary Fund fellow and BAFTA Crew participant. She has recently developed a body horror feature screenplay, The Change for producer/director Jennifer Handorf (Prevenge, The Borderlands) which is currently in pre-production. The Changewas a New Blood finalist in 2019 and was a selected project for Frontieres Film Market and Marche du Film 2020. She is currently developing a number of original ideas for film and television.

Kate Saxon

About the director

Kate directs theatre, television, video games, VR and film. This is Kate’s first audio drama. Her TV credits include episodes of Silent Witness, Endeavour and Call The Midwife. In film, Kate was Voice Director on Paramount’s animated feature, Capture The Flag, which won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film 2016. Kate has directed over 35 theatre productions and highlights include directing Phil Daniels in the title roles of Jekyll and Hyde; and working with John Fowles when she directed the world premiere of The French Lieutenant’s Woman. Kate has directed many video games, including BAFTA winners Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, and Alien: Isolation, and BAFTA nominated Mafia III.

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Wow!! Amazing series and loved the characters

Wow.. this was amazing. The sounds design is like watching a series with your eyes closed. I loved all the characters and Anne & Mary had my heart till the end. The narration was so wonderful.

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Perfect lockdown listen!!!

Beautifully written and produced. The characters were fascinating, imperfect, and still lovable. Lots of humour to counteract the intense scenes. I cheered, scolded, cackled and blubbered like a baby. A true drama to sweep you up and take you away.

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an adult pirate adventure - brilliant

action packed story. totally hooked from episode 1 - pure escapism with two very gutsy ladies. would love to have met them

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  • 23-11-20

Great Listen

Not something I would usually go for but so glad I did. The cast are brilliant at bringing this story to life

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made me want to be a pirate queen!!

amazing true story of brave bold women taking their rightful place ina mans world!! i cried, i laughed and utterly gripped from start to finish!! i really didn't want it to end!

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Loved it!

I didn't know about Mary and Anne before starting this and I'm so glad I found it. The cast brought the characters alive, I was transported back in time. A fantastic story done by fantastic actors. well done all.

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lots of action, good variety of characters

lots of action, brought to life by the actors and sound effects. Girl power wins the day

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one image isn't always worth a thousand words

very interesting experience, like watching a dumb yet exciting show on netflix, without image. Great to listen to while doing something else. sound design is incredible.

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Good luck following the nonexisting storyline.

Theres no storyline to follow, I hadto listen first 3 eps two times and i couldnt get the hang of it, whats happening, where and to who. Readers are great, otherwice it was like watching a movie blindfolded. :(

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Total enjoyment of Hell Cats!

I enjoyed this podcast from start to finish 👌 Very well acted, made me cry!!

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  • stacy cam
  • 20-11-20

So much Fun

Oh to be a Pirate! It sure is fun to listen to pirate tales with female Captains.

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  • 24-11-20

Loved it!

Great narration, fun to listen to. It has a few "intamate" scenes but nothing too detailed or mushy. I love the inclusion of LGBTQ relationships.

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  • Deanna Carmical
  • 30-11-20

Entertaining

Hell Cats is an excellent audio production with engaging, convincing narrators & sound effects. The story is interesting, but the execution of the script is well done!

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  • Tom Squires
  • 26-11-20

I caught my attention

I was confused at first because I’m not used to this format, but I wanted to give it a full episode before I gave up, and I’m glad I did because it’s really a good story so far! I’m excited to keep listening.

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  • 18-01-21

Great Storytelling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adventurous and Exciting!!! I enjoyed listening as it made me feel as if I was watching a movie, I LOVE IT!!!

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  • Mani S.
  • 04-12-20

excellent production and great story

I loved how well written and exciting the story was. the characters are very well developed and complex and showed great nuance and learning over the 14 episodes. this is among the best Audible originals I've heard and it has a perfect bittersweet ending. the amazing part was how beautiful the songs were. I really wish they can produce an audio soundtrack of this show.

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  • Liz
  • 24-11-20

10/10 Will Listen Again

This series is probably my favorite suggestion from Audible, ever. I enjoyed every character and was hooked from episode 1. Great story.

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  • Alana Reis
  • 24-12-20

Great Leads, exciting narrative, pirate-y

Really Enjoyable performances, even if you're not into pirates. Anne Bonny and Mary Reed are a fantastic duo

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  • Amanda
  • 22-12-20

Exciting and intense

This was exciting, and sometimes very graphically violent. I found parts to be uncomfortable because of the violence. I’m not saying it was bad, just depends on your personality and whether you can handle that. I really, really liked all of the acting. Stellar acting in fact.

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  • Burton j rondo
  • 17-12-20

Couldn’t stop listening

Couldn’t stop listening to this incredible story about these amazing women. The voice acting and sound effects really put me in the story, they were so well done. I’m officially pirate obsessed.

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