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Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World

Exclusively on Audible, hilarious history for ages eight and up.

Hoist the mizzenmast and batten down those bloody hatches: Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World tells the hilarious-but-true adventures of history’s most amazing pirates. 

Learn about Stede Bonnet, the gentleman pirate, who left a life of luxury to become one of the most clueless pirates ever; Anne Bonney and Mary Read, two “openly female women” whose exploits turned them into media sensations; Jean and Pierre Lafitte, the Pirate Kings of New Orleans, who helped America win The War of 1812, and Ching Shih, the Chinese woman who rose from utter poverty to become the greatest pirate in history.

Pirates! has it all: swordfights, cannon blasts, parrot poop, daring acts of idiocy, bumbling British officers, and of course, plenty of booty. So buckle your swashes and swish your swords, Pirates! Scoundrels Who Shook the World is setting sail to the land of hilarity.

©2020 Scott McCormick (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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there was this time that I bought a table for ten dollars and it lasted for two years which is surprising because I bought it for 10 dollars. it only broke when I was eating putty and threw the container at a cat which meowed and that attracted a dog which barked and frightened the garbage man who reversed into the table . have you ever had that weird feeling on your tongue after eating a whole bad of sour skittles it lasts for very long . one time it lasted for three days and I still have weak teeth after that so don't eat a whole bag of skittles. There was this time when I stubbed my toe on a 5 kg weight as you can imagine it hurt a lot . I once told a minecraft villager that I hope he gets drop kicked by a 4 year old built like a bus , he never forgave me which is sad 😭. And now for the list of every emoji to make people pay attention to this review. 😀😁😂🤣😃😄😅😆😉😊😋😎😍😘🥰😗😙😚☺🙂🤗🤩🤔🤨😐😑😶🙄😏😣😥😮🤐😯😪😫😴😌😛😜😝🤤😒😓😔😕🙃🤑😲☹🙁😖😞😟😤😢😭😦😧😨😩🤯😬😰😱🥵🥶😳🤪😵😡😠🤬😷🤒🤕🤢🤮🤧😇🤠🥳🥴🥺🤥🤫🤭🧐🤓☻😈👿🤡👹👺💀☠👻👽👾🤖💩😺😸😹😻😼😽🙀😿😾 sorry can't think of anything else to say so byeèeeeeeeee.

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it was very good and interesting to listen to. it was well performed too.

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Plundering pirates and more!

After I listened to the rivals first book, I found this book and boy is it good! This is so interesting and the way some parts are presented is so good! I found myself listening to it several times and loving it more and more I listened to it. Scott Mcormick put effort in and does it show!

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  • 26-11-20

1st review

This is the first review on this amazing book. I have loved this whole series, from the 1st “Rivals!” book to “Pirates!” The narration is amazing, the writing is creative, and the sound effects “blow” my mind! The only bad thing is that there are not 15 more books!

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  • Garry Turbeville
  • 25-11-20

Great performance and storyline

I highly recommend this Audible production.
The information and performance are both outstanding.
It is a captivating “page turner”.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-11-20

Amazing and informative

A fun listening and a learning experience even if your adult. The cast had done a wonderful job and Scott Vaughan always delivers in his writings.

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  • Kristeen G. McLain
  • 27-11-20

Amaze balls

I love this series of this book rivals in rivals to do this often really needs to keep making more books because there is so interesting and fun

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  • Aspen H.
  • 16-01-21

fun

I really enjoy his writing style. It's a funny but interesting read. can't wait to get the next book

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  • Patricia
  • 12-01-21

fun

This was a very humorously performed and informative history lesson.
I believe if this format could be used for educational purposes learning would be a lot more fun 😄

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  • Ronnie
  • 08-01-21

awesome history lesson

this was a really fun and educational piece of literature. the way they portrayed everything made it for really fun story to listen to. However listening to the history you also get to learn a lot about all the different figures piracy history including why they are the way they are. humanizes each of them instead of making them these strange figures from history. It shows you what circumstances came about to turn them into the people that they were but also show the Ingenuity of each of them. it goes to show that no matter what there's always two sides to every story. and also ties me personally to be more interested in researching them even further. Very well done

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  • 10-12-20

Disappointing

I’ve really enjoyed most of the other books in this series but this one was pretty disappointing. The facts were interesting but layered in so much sarcasm and made up, anachronistic play acting you weren’t sure what was real and what was them poking fun. It also wasn’t funny, seeming more interested in just deriding everything and everyone rather than finding ways to be witty. Too bad, could have been a really fun topic.

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  • 13-01-22

Learning entertainment

While I would t take any of it at face value or pure factual it was entertaining and I am sure based on actual events. Good enough to spark interest for further research for those so inclined.

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  • Mrs. Walker
  • 27-09-21

Very boring

I tried but after 30 minutes I just couldn’t finish these ‘stories’ which live somewhere between a boring history lesson and a degree of fantasy. At least I don’t think I’m supposed to believe the story. Really glad it was free with Amazon prime as it was to dry to finish.

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