Fascinating tale of intrigue, treachery, stupidity, and bravery will come out -- and to learn how the U.S. Marines fought on "the shores of Tripoli".
The story was interesting. I listened to the whole book in spite of the reader's poor ability, because I wanted to hear how it ends. But, the reader was awful. He massacred sentences, paused in odd places and managed to convey the wrong emotion -- and sometimes no emotion at all -- far too often. My adive....read the paper version, because the story is intriguing....but the reader is painful to listen to.
I didn't listen to more than 5 minutes of this because I couldn't get past the narrator's voice. I am choosy about who reads the books I pick and I just thought this reader's voice sounded too much like it was from a film you would have heard in junior high school. I'm sure it is an interesting book--I plan to read it.
Richard Zacks spent more than three years researching The Pirate Hunter, including months at the Public Record Office in London (where he found a pirate prisoner's long-lost diary). Zacks is the author of two previous books of unusual research: the bestselling History Laid Bare and perennial book club favorite An Underground Education. He lives in Pelham, New York.