LibriVox recording of The Wreck of the Corsaire by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Steven Seitel
This book was published in 1897. When cabin passenger Mr. Catesby climbs into the rigging of the Ruby in search of cooler air, he is struck full in the face and chest by an errant seabird bearing a sealed tin box tied about its neck. What he finds in that box leads him to unexpected encounters with a wrecked ship, chests of gold, thirst, desperation, and some curiously courteous cutlass-carrying cutthroats (sorry). It projects a rather different take on the familiar bloodstained swashbuckling sea story. - Summary by Steven Seitel
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March 13, 2022 Subject:
A hair-raising sea adventure!
Here's another hair-raising sea adventure in freezing weather, read by Steven Seitel, who always bring such tales to life in hair-raising manner. A wallop of a tale packed into just a few hours, too. Of course what would such a tale be without a hidden treasure and the damage that the lust for gold does to those who pursue it. Five stars for a great reading. Thank you.