If you are new to Audible and wish to start your subscription off with a clash, boom and a bang. This read is it. Great narration and well written, this book will keep you thrilled and spellbound all the way through. Sabatini creates the original "Pirates of the Carribean." A true bildungsroman. You will know right away this is where Walt must have gotten his nascent notion behind the ride. "Captain Blood" has had a long shelf life but it is still a fresh read. Avail yourself of a book credit when you procure this title.
I hesitated before ordering Captain Blood. I shouldn’t have.
This story has its share of swashbuckling adventure, but it is mostly about the trials and tribulations of one man, Peter Blood. Blood’s miseries include a false accusation, slavery and an untouchable woman.
In spite of his oppressions, Blood triumphs in the end. How he does is a great story. This unabridged version moves along so well, I don’t see how an editor could leave anything out to create an abridged version.
So well read by Robert Whitfield that I also bought Scaramouche by the same narrator and the same author, Rafael Sabatini. Audio quality is excellent.
Sabatini first introduced the character Captain Blood in a series of eight short stories in as , published from December 1920 to March 1921, and reprinted in from January to May 1921, with a novella "Captain Blood's Dilemma", published in in April 1921 (and in October 1921). The -like of these tales was then woven by Sabatini into a continuous narrative in novel form, published as in 1922.