[the True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates]

Audiobook CD - 2004
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A powerful and thrilling journey of two young women who break the bonds of gender, race and position to find their own way to glory.

It is the dawn of the eighteenth century, when girls stay home and sew while men sail the high seas finding adventure, danger, and gold. But two unusually adventurous girls–a rich merchant's daughter, Nancy Kington, and her former plantation slave, Minerva Sharpe–take to the high seas from Jamaica on a ship the crew renames Deliverance. Not just any trading ship, the Deliverance flies black flags from its mast, proclaiming to all that the newly named, hijacked ship is a pirate vessel.

For Nancy, the Deliverance is her escape from an arranged betrothal to a controlling and devilish man. For Minerva, it is an escape from slavery, as well as from the fearsome overseer on Nancy's family plantation. But in the end, the money, the adventure, the companionship, and the chance to see the world not as women, but as bold and daring pirates, is an opportunity neither can deny.

Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2004]
Edition: Library edition
Copyright Date: ℗2004
ISBN: 9781400086221
Branch Call Number: CD BOOK YA FIC Rees, C 2004
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Accelerated Reader UG 5.4 14 75433


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Aug 13, 2012

Very good book. We listened to it in the car on vacation. My 10 year old didn't want to stop listening to it.

0Charlie Dec 29, 2009

It is the story of two teenage female pirates in the early 1720s.This audiobook provided entertainment for both adults and children. The reader was easy to listen to, with a good facility for accents, without taking away from the story. The story was involving, with action and intrigue as well as providing a historical frame - we learned and were entertained at the same time. Highly recommended for long family car trips.

Sep 15, 2009

Awesome book!
I really like it, I wish I could have a ship. one day, I will get one :)


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