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The Pirate Hunter - The True Story of Captain Kidd

Richard Zacks

Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying treasure up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, from novelists to scholars, has the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cutthroat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates in the 1690s. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure Galley would pit him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates. Captain Kidd found himself facing a long-forgotten rogue by the name of Robert Culliford, who lured Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. Through painstaking research, author Richard Zacks has pieced together the never-before-told story of Kidd versus Culliford, of pirate hunter versus pirate, as they fought each other in an unscripted duel across the oceans of the world. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.

Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying treasure up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, from novelists to scholars, has the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cutthroat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates in the 1690s. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure Galley would pit him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates. Captain Kidd found himself facing a long-forgotten rogue by the name of Robert Culliford, who lured Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. Through painstaking research, author Richard Zacks has pieced together the never-before-told story of Kidd versus Culliford, of pirate hunter versus pirate, as they fought each other in an unscripted duel across the oceans of the world. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.
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Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying treasure up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, from novelists to scholars, has the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cutthroat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates in the 1690s. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure Galley would pit him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates. Captain Kidd found himself facing a long-forgotten rogue by the name of Robert Culliford, who lured Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. Through painstaking research, author Richard Zacks has pieced together the never-before-told story of Kidd versus Culliford, of pirate hunter versus pirate, as they fought each other in an unscripted duel across the oceans of the world. One man would hang in the harbor; the other would walk away with the treasure. The Pirate Hunter delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

18h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

17:49


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

44:22


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

53:20


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

51:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

42:14


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:38


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

44:29


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

44:58


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

01:19:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

59:45


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

57:05


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

27:00


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

30:08


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

54:53


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

01:22:47


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

01:36:09


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

01:09:44


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

59:17


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

18:04


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

41:10


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

01:09:21


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

45:06


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

21:11


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

00:37