The Ghost Pirates

Read by Mark Nelson

(4.5 stars; 282 reviews)

The Ghost Pirates is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power. (Summary by Wikipedia) (4 hr 57 min)


The Figure Out of the Sea 14:47 Read by Mark Nelson
What Tammy the 'Prentice Saw 9:48 Read by Mark Nelson
The Man up the Main 16:00 Read by Mark Nelson
The Fooling with the Sail 22:13 Read by Mark Nelson
The End of Williams 23:16 Read by Mark Nelson
Another Man to the Wheel 17:39 Read by Mark Nelson
The Coming of the Mist and That Which It Ushered 18:09 Read by Mark Nelson
After the Coming of the Mist 23:33 Read by Mark Nelson
The Man Who Cried for Help 26:15 Read by Mark Nelson
Hands That Plucked 10:30 Read by Mark Nelson
The Search for Stubbins 30:49 Read by Mark Nelson
The Council 15:16 Read by Mark Nelson
The Shadow in the Sea 9:31 Read by Mark Nelson
The Ghost Ships 25:17 Read by Mark Nelson
The Great Ghost Ship 19:21 Read by Mark Nelson
The Ghost Pirates 15:13 Read by Mark Nelson


A Stellar Reading of a Great Story

(5 stars)

I've commented on Mark's wonderful readings many times but this one takes the cake. His voices, tone and demeanor during this reading really bring the tale home. He sounds like a sailor and sells the story as I've never heard a story sold before. Even if you have no interest in the theme of his story listen to it just to relish this amazing narration performance. Stunning.

Great story, excellent narration

(5 stars)

This is a gripping story made all the more so by the narrator, Mark Nelson, who has the perfect voice for all those "sea dogs" and the drama of a frightened crew tackling supernatural phenomenon at night on a lonely ocean. (I kind of regret listening to it while living alone in an old house in the country; it was that scary!) Can't wait to hear more from both the author (who had an interesting life story of his own) and the narrator. Many thanks for this great story.

(5 stars)

I usually have my head buried in SciFi. This was a surprising treat. Thank for the story William and thank you for the awesome read Mark.

An excellent story

(4 stars)

This is an excellent story, although the reader of this version, does not quite manage to convey the dramatic effect and tension in his voice. The Ghost Pirates as "one of the finest examples of the tightly written novel ever published."[citation needed] In it, Hodgson never describes in any remarkable details the ghosts - if this is indeed what they are, since their true nature is left ambiguous - he merely reports on their gradual terrifying commandeering of the ship. I would rate this a 5* for the story, but downgraded it to 4, as the reader here just does not give,any emotional content in the reading. A much better version can be found here..

Disappointing but we'll read.

(2.5 stars)

First I must compliment Mr Nelson on an excellent rendition of this book. Just a superb job, as usual. As-for the material, I was disappointed. I was drawn in at first but found it difficult to stay interested. The style and format became tedious about a third of the way through and the end was anticlimactic. I really wanted the crew of the ship to be able to fight back! I enjoyed the old time nautical references and, as I said the narration was awesome. Take the time to listen but don't expect to be to impressed.

(4.5 stars)

This is a very different story. It contains a lot of tall ship sailing terminology which some might find daunting but having built a number of wooden ship models I rather enjoyed that. The reader, Mark Nelson, is superb as usual. We're lucky to have him donating his talents to these audio books. Is you like sea stories, give this a listen.

Engaging story and very good narration

(4 stars)

Not a particularly deep and meaningful story, but interesting enough to keep your attention to the end. Albeit, the end is a bit abrupt. The narrator does an excellent job of delivering the book and perhaps carries the story at times. Definitely one of the better ones and worth a listen.

The Ghost Pirates

(3.5 stars)

A read keeps you guessing the entire book. The end wasn't a desired ending to me. Left me with many questions. The ending didn't clarify my answers as to where the Ghost ship came from. Why did it exist?