The Pirate, and The Three Cutters


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(3.9 stars; 4 reviews)

Pirates are the subject of many a dime novel and boys' stories, but they tend to be portrayed as one-dimensional. Such is the case here. The captain of The Avenger is a Byronic or even a Michael Scottish hero—an impossible monster, compounded of one virtue and a thousand crimes. Marryat drew on his recollections of the time when he was a midshipman with Cochrane in the Impèrieuse, for the figure of the old steersman, who sticks to his post under the fire of the Avenger. The Three Cutters was written to pad out the novel The Pirate and deals with smuggling. It is a farcical romp, with too many women in a man's world to be credible. (8 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Introduction 17:52 Read by William Bruce McFadden
The Bay of Biscay 13:52 Read by Wayne Cooke
The Bachelor 21:45 Read by Wayne Cooke
The Gale 11:10 Read by LeonFakks
The Leak 17:22 Read by LeonFakks
The Old Maid 16:45 Read by STLVoiceOver
The Midshipman 12:48 Read by Jim Locke
Sleeper's Bay 18:32 Read by JacobValdez
The Attack 15:01 Read by Jim Locke
The Capture 38:27 Read by roselbex
The Sand-bank 15:30 Read by roselbex
The Escape 22:50 Read by roselbex
The Lieutenant 15:36 Read by roselbex
The Landing 27:40 Read by roselbex
The Meeting 22:15 Read by Jim Locke
The Mistake 19:04 Read by Jim Locke
The Caicos 23:34 Read by Jim Locke
The Trial 26:02 Read by Jim Locke
Conclusion 16:26 Read by William Bruce McFadden
Cutter the First 23:56 Read by Jim Locke
Cutter the Second 18:55 Read by ToddHW
Cutter the Third 17:13 Read by Kerry Adams
Portland Bill 18:17 Read by mr2nique
The Travestie 20:08 Read by Jim Locke
The Smuggling Yacht 13:55 Read by Jim Locke
Conclusion 19:44 Read by William Bruce McFadden

Reviews

Bad


(0.5 stars)

Couldn't get past chapter 7. Just terrible readers used at the most exciting spots. Monotone dull readers