The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down

Written by: Colin Woodard
Narrated by: Lewis Greenville
Originally Reviewed: 10-8-18 on
Rating: 2 – if you have an interest in the subject

Not Bad, But I Found I Didn’t Really Care 

I can’t even remember when I purchased this book nor why I felt inclined to do so. It’s been sitting in my library for awhile and I keep seeing it as “unread”. Finally my OCD kicked in and I listened to this book. It has a catchy and verbose title and that’s about the extent of my praise. The book itself is great and there was obviously thorough research conducted along with a brilliant writer able to link the many loosely-tied-together strings of the history into one work, but I just found the entire thing unpalatable. It might be due to relevance and it might be due to the fictionalized Disney saturation and glorification, but really I just didn’t care about any of it. There are some good anecdotes of piracy and excellent narratives regarding truth and fiction. Unless you’re specifically looking for an accurate history on the subject, I just can’t make a recommendation here. I usually listen at 3x speed and had no issues with this one. I have nothing positive nor negative to say about the narrator.

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