The Pirates

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists Summary

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
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  • Book 1

    • The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

    • By: Gideon Defoe
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A short, but perfectly-formed chuckle!

    • By Zoe on 01-01-15

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 2

    The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab cover art
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