The Wreck of the Corsaire


Read by Steven Seitel

(4.2 stars; 22 reviews)

This book was published in 1897. When cabin passenger Mr. Catesby climbs into the rigging of the Ruby in search of cooler air, he is struck full in the face and chest by an errant seabird bearing a sealed tin box tied about its neck. What he finds in that box leads him to unexpected encounters with a wrecked ship, chests of gold, thirst, desperation, and some curiously courteous cutlass-carrying cutthroats (sorry). It projects a rather different take on the familiar bloodstained swashbuckling sea story. - Summary by Steven Seitel (2 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 10:11 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 2 10:57 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 3 6:47 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 4 8:00 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 5 14:55 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 6 9:54 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 7 9:05 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 8 10:03 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 9 7:15 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 10 9:46 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 11 9:05 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 12 10:39 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 13 12:31 Read by Steven Seitel
Chapter 14 5:45 Read by Steven Seitel

Reviews

silly tale


(3 stars)

starting with the vacuous party of rich people a ship sailing to India through this preposterous interaction with a sea bird with a message around its neck the sect was protagonist shows himself to be basically a witless fool and then the story ends not worth reading