Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship 'Pirate'


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.6 stars; 157 reviews)

This is the tale of a perilous voyage aboard a clipper ship told by the second mate. He looks up to Trunnell, the first mate, who somehow manages to hold things together between a murdering former captain, a captain who may not actually be a captain, and a crew inclined to mutiny. This all leads to a surprising and satisfying ending.

The author, Hains, wrote frequently of the sea. He is the author who (under a pen name) had a story on the newsstands about a liner hitting an iceberg and sinking, while Titanic was doing precisely that! (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

(6 hr 36 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter I 29:51 Read by Mark F. Smith
02 - Chapter II 17:12 Read by Mark F. Smith
03 - Chapter III 17:02 Read by Mark F. Smith
04 - Chapter IV 16:37 Read by Mark F. Smith
05 - Chapter V 21:06 Read by Mark F. Smith
06 - Chapter VI 17:41 Read by Mark F. Smith
07 - Chapter VII 10:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
08 - Chapter VIII 18:49 Read by Mark F. Smith
09 - Chapter IX 21:49 Read by Mark F. Smith
10 - Chapter X 21:37 Read by Mark F. Smith
11 - Chapter XI 17:47 Read by Mark F. Smith
12 - Chapter XII 14:10 Read by Mark F. Smith
13 - Chapter XIII 13:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
14 - Chapter XIV 19:15 Read by Mark F. Smith
15 - Chapter XV 15:27 Read by Mark F. Smith
16 - Chapter XVI 16:38 Read by Mark F. Smith
17 - Chapter XVII 13:01 Read by Mark F. Smith
18 - Chapter XVIII 13:20 Read by Mark F. Smith
19 - Chapter XIX 9:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
20 - Chapter XX 17:02 Read by Mark F. Smith
21 - Chapter XXI 13:11 Read by Mark F. Smith
22 - Chapter XXII 17:07 Read by Mark F. Smith
23 - Chapter XXIII 9:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
24 - Chapter XXIV 14:09 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

Interesting story


(4 stars)

This story is told from the perspective of the second mate of the ship "Pirate". Mr Trunnell is the first mate who appears to be a regular sailor but exhibits some serious power and a strong belief in discipline. Also aboard are the former captain - a sneaky fellow, and an odd looking third mate. Throw in a rescue attempt and a mutiny, and you have some high adventure, or mostly high adventure. The book does get a bit dry in some spots. Overall it is a good book. Reader is excellent.

Great Story


(5 stars)

This is a great classic sailor's tale which includes action and a lively set of characters. The reader has an excellent tone and is ideal for this book.

great listen


(5 stars)

great narrator and a great story too.

Best sea story in a long time


(5 stars)

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(5 stars)

a good book and good reader.


(5 stars)

A great book and well read

Surprisingly good


(4 stars)

I was pleasantly surprised that this book was so good. An older sea faring tale by an unknown author...enough to take a chance and now I'm really glad I did. Mark Smith, as usual, did an outstanding job reading this book.

Well read nautical yarn


(3.5 stars)

Mr. Smith is excellent as usual. The story is a little convoluted but enjoyable if you like nineteenth century nautical fare.