The Story of the Barbary Corsairs


Read by James K. White

(4.1 stars; 14 reviews)

A history of the pirating activities along and around the "Barbary coast" between the 15th and 19th centuries, from the time of the pirate, Ujra Barbarossa, to the French control of Algeria in 1830. Although piracy had plagued all the world's waterways from the first time man decided to trade by boat or ship, authors Lane-Poole and Kelley tell mainly of the origins and "Golden Age" of the Moor pirates who rampaged the Mediterranean Sea from ports of call along the north coast of Africa. - Summary by James K. White (6 hr 29 min)

Chapters

Introduction, Chp. I 13:33 Read by James K. White
Introduction, Chp. II 19:11 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. III 13:07 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. IV 10:21 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. V 10:29 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. VI 17:32 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. VII 10:00 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. VIII 12:25 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. IX 15:35 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. X 8:04 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. XI 16:39 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. XII 21:54 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. XIII 24:38 Read by James K. White
Part I, Chp. XIV 22:17 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XV 23:04 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XVI 31:04 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XVII 11:08 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XVIII 23:27 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XIX 29:42 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XX 25:42 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XXI 13:48 Read by James K. White
Part II, Chp. XXII 16:15 Read by James K. White

Reviews

History in a rousing style


(5 stars)

Beautifully written and exciting account if of somewhat questionable historical accuracy. Not a monograph. The reader does a stupendous job: clear and dramatic delivery, even of the author’s formal rhetoric.

great book and an even better reader


(4.5 stars)