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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 44 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: B.J. Harrison
- Audible.com Release Date: March 7, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007HZNOF4
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This pirate story is the father of all pirate stories, and it is, of course the basis of the movie by the same name. If ever a literary character was created to be played by Errol Flynn, it was Peter Blood. This book is loads of fun, but I think it stands as a work of literature. After all, it's been in print more or less continuously for about 90 years. Read the book, see the movie. (The movie is one of my all time favorites as well; I can't resist Errol Flynn and a good sword
I wish someone would do a remake of Captain Blood, the movie. The Errol Flynn movie is still good, but with today's special effects, it could be really good if they didn't ruin it like Disney ruined the Pirates of the Caribbean movies with too much absurdity. The books are great though.
By the way, there are two sequels of this book. They do not take place after this book, but are more adventures that would have been during the time of this story, but didn't get put into this book because it would have been a lot more pages. These sequels are both as enjoyable as this book to read.
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Now the book – Captain Blood remains an all-time favorite of mine. If you think you know the story based on the Errol Flynn classic, that was a good film but it does not measure up. The story is about a doctor sold into slavery on the island of Barbados for aiding rebels against King James. The doctor develops a romance with a colonel’s daughter but soon devises a way to escape from the island during an attack from the Spanish. He and his fellow slaves become gentleman pirates. The book is an epic adventure story of swashbuckling adventures and romance in the Caribbean. The language is extremely witty and the characters grow on you. I would highly recommend this to any fan of Robert Louis Stevenson, Alexander Dumas, or Daniel Defoe.