Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts - audiobook Frank R. STOCKTON (1834 - 1902) Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coasts is a non-fiction, rolicking story of the origins of piracy and of the famous pirates of the coasts of the United States. The stories don't cast pirates in the glowing light of modern day renditions - in Stockton's stories, pirates are bad guys! - but the dramatic style makes them good fun to read, anyway! (Summary by Sibella Denton) Genre(s): Nautical & Marine Fiction Language: Read more [...]

The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters audiobook
Logan MARSHALL (1884 – ?)
This is a detailed and accurate account of the most awful marine disaster in history, constructed from the real facts as obtained from those on board who survived (gutenberg.org).
Genre(s): Nautical & Marine Fiction, *Non-fiction, History
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

An Antarctic Mystery, or The Sphinx of the Ice Fields audiobook Jules VERNE (1828 - 1905), translated by Frances Sarah Cashel HOEY (1830 - 1908) Edgar Allan Poe's telling of Arthur Pym's narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len Guy trace the fate of his brother's ship the Jane; the very ship that Arthur Pym was on board at the time of his disappearance. Through the efforts of Mr. Joerling, the crew of the Halbrane is enticed to make the trip Read more [...]
Captain Blood audiobook Rafael SABATINI (1875 - 1950) Captain Blood is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922. It concerns the sharp-witted Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, who is convicted of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685, and enslaved on the Caribbean island of Barbados. He escapes and becomes a pirate. [wikipedia] Captain Blood was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated swashbuckling film that rocketed Errol Flynn and Olivia Read more [...]
Treasure Island (Dramatic reading) (FULL Audiobook) Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894) When a rough old seaman calling himself "the Captain" appears at the inn owned by Jim Hawkins' father, young Jim little dreams what adventures will follow in the man's wake. Soon, the once-peaceful inn is threatened by pirates, Jim's father is laid in his grave, and Jim finds himself in possession of a map showing the location of treasure buried by the legendary and notorious Captain Flint. Along with a group Read more [...]
The Fearsome Island Albert KINROSS (1870 - 1929) No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered. Kinross claims to have stolen the sailor's original account from Hythe Town Read more [...]
Diary of a U-boat Commander Stephen KING-HALL (1893 - 1966) Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has a suitably manly physique, an excellent singing voice, and a facility with writing. His wartime service related in his diary is a series of triumphs over harrowing circumstances, bringing his boat back in spite of the best efforts Read more [...]
The Ghost Pirates audiobook by William Hope Hodgson The Ghost Pirates is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power. (Summary by Wikipedia)   The Read more [...]
Great Pirate Stories audiobook by Joseph Lewis French (1858-1936) Piracy embodies the romance of the sea at its highest expression. It is a sad but inevitable commentary on our civilization, that, so far as the sea is concerned, it has developed from its infancy down to a century or so ago, under one phase or another of piracy. If men were savages on land they were doubly so at sea, and all the years of maritime adventure--years that added to the map of the world till there was little left to Read more [...]
The Pirates of Panama audiobook by Alexandre Exquemelin (c. 1645-1707) This volume was originally written in Dutch by John Esquemeling, and first published in Amsterdam in 1678 under the title of De Americaeneche Zee Roovers. It immediately became very popular and this first hand history of the Buccaneers of America was soon translated into the principal European languages. The first English edition was printed in 1684. Esquemeling served the Buccaneers in the capacity of barber-surgeon, and Read more [...]
A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World audiobook by James Cook Having, on his first voyage, discovered Australia, Cook still had to contend with those who maintained that the Terra Australians Incognita (the unknown Southern Continent) was a reality. To finally settle the issue, the British Admiralty sent Cook out again into the vast Southern Ocean with two sailing ships totalling only about 800 tons. Listen as Cook, equipped with one of the first chronometers, pushes his small vessel Read more [...]
Nostromo audiobook by Joseph Conrad (1857--1924) Se?or Gould is a native Costaguanan of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. He is tired of the political instability in Costaguana and its concomitant corruption, and puts his weight behind the Ribierist project, which he believes will finally bring stability to the country after years of misrule and tyranny by self-serving dictators. Instead, the silver mine and the wealth it has generated become a magnet for local Read more [...]
The Nigger of the Narcissus audiobook by Joseph Conrad (1857 -- 1924) This is the story of a voyage of a merchant sailing ship from Bombay to England, set in the very late 19th century. "It was a bad winter off the Cape that year." From Wikepedia: "The novel is seen as an allegory about isolation and solidarity, the ship's company serving as a microcosm of a social group." As to the title, one can only ask, "What WERE you thinking?" (Introduction by Tom Crawford) Note from the reader: The preface Read more [...]
The Frozen Deep audiobook by Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) The Frozen Deep is a story of a love triangle between Clara, Frank and Richard, spiced up with dangerous expeditions, mysterious visions and life-threatening circumstances. The end is as surprising and unexpected as we are (or are not) accustomed to in Collins' books. (Summary by Diana Majlinger)   The Frozen Deep Cover of private printed first edition, 1866 Author(s) Wilkie Collins & Charles Dickens Original Read more [...]
20000 Leagues under the Seas audiobook by Jules Verne (1828-1905) Translated by F.P. Walter Professor Pierre Aronnax is an academic whose thirst for knowledge carries him out of his ivory tower and on the trail of a mysterious sea beast. His curiosity at last is satiated when he finds himself in the belly of the beast-- that is, on board the incredible submarine the Nautilus, courtesy of its mysterious pilot Captain Nemo and in the company of his servant Conseil and sailor Ned Land.   Twenty Read more [...]
Moby Dick, or the Whale audiobook by Herman Melville (1819-1891) Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book's eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Read more [...]
Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences, The by Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) (audiobook) The mutiny on the Bounty occurred aboard a British Royal Navy ship on 28 April 1789. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against the commanding officer, William Bligh. On 4 April 1789, after five months in Tahiti, the Bounty set sail with its breadfruit cargo. On 28 April 1789, some 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, near Tonga, mutiny broke out. From Read more [...]
The Sea-Witch (FULL Audio Book) by Maturin Murray Ballou (1820 -- 1895) Maturin Murray Ballou was the author of dozens of books, chiefly centered around his extensive sea travel. He was deputy navy-agent in the Boston Custom House and circumnavigated in 1882, collecting material for several travel accounts and various nautical romances, amongst which The Sea-Witch can be counted. (Summary by Gesine)       Read more [...]
The Coral Island (FULL Audio Book) by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894) Ralph Rover is a traveler at heart, and has always dreamed of shipping out to the South Seas islands. He finally convinces his aging parents to let him go and find his way in the world. But the islands that Ralph finds are not as idyllic as in his dreams. Shipwrecked on a large, uninhabited island, Ralph and his fellow survivors, Jim and Peterkin, discover a world of hostile natives and villainous pirates. Danger, high adventure, Read more [...]