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Great Pirate Books

Description: In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day 2015, we're compiling lists of all our favorite Pirate Media.

Here you'll find books that set a course for the open sea. Feel free to add yours!

Check out our lists of Great Pirate Movies and Great Pirate Music to complete your pirate education.

Members: 20 participating members (show all)

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1
21,662 members, 316 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: tottman (1), souloftherose (1), timspalding (1), hipdeep (2), Yamanekotei (2), aulsmith (2), conceptDawg (3), Jarandel (5), norabelle414 (6), cej1027

Score: 34.36

Explanations:

timspalding (1): Read this with my son (9). It's a classic for a reason!

2
18,002 members, 429 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Yamanekotei (1), kgriffith (1), lorannen (1), katemcangus (2), conceptDawg (2), ablachly (2), hipdeep (4), tottman (4), Jarandel (4), timspalding (7)

Thumbs down: aulsmith

Score: 31.04

Explanations:

timspalding (7): Great book—but piracy plays a small role.

3
1,347 members, 35 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: tottman (2), Jarandel (2), souloftherose (2), timspalding (4), norabelle414 (5)

Score: 15.59

4
11,480 members, 244 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), ablachly (1), Yamanekotei (3), norabelle414 (7)

Score: 13.5

5
3,254 members, 125 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Jarandel (1), kjgormley (3), Yamanekotei (4)

Score: 9.87

7
by Avi
4,649 members, 117 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: katemcangus (1), norabelle414 (4)

Score: 6.83

8
1,249 members, 44 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), Jarandel (3)

Score: 6.08

9
3,178 members, 8 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: yoyogod (2), norabelle414 (8)

Score: 5.74

12
5,560 members, 67 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1)

Score: 4

13
644 members, 14 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: yoyogod (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

yoyogod (1): The beginning af the Manga saga of Money d. Luffy who will one day be king of the pirates.

14
463 members, 4 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: tardis (1)

Score: 4

15
328 members, 28 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (1)

Score: 4

16
142 members, 16 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (1)

Score: 4

17
81 members, 3 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: elenchus (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

elenchus (1): Even were he not a pirate, how can one go wrong with a name like Slaughterboard?

18
55 members, 25 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: conceptDawg (1)

Score: 4

19
3 members, 1 review
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: cathyskendrovich (1)

Score: 4

Explanations:

cathyskendrovich (1): It's an escape into a high seas romantic adventure with the sexy, dominating Captain Andre Dubois at the helm, and his feisty lady love, Sophie.

20
2 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: bnielsen (1)

Score: 4

21
2,282 members, 70 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: elenchus (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

elenchus (2): Capt Bluebear is adopted by Minipirates, and it goes from there

23
1,318 members, 15 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: timspalding (2)

Score: 3.36

24
304 members, 7 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: bnielsen (2)

Score: 3.36

25
411 members, 8 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: tottman (3)

Score: 3.04

26
220 members, 1 review
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: timspalding (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

timspalding (3): Stupid choice, really—a Time-Life book. But I POURED over this when I was a kid. This was before Pirateology.

27
176 members, 12 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: norabelle414 (3)

Score: 3.04

28
54 members, 1 review
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: yoyogod (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

yoyogod (3): A very strange and disturbing Choose Your Own Adventure style book for adults, where you become a pirate sailing an ocean of lard.

29
16 members, 1 review
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3)

Score: 3.04

32
650 members, 11 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: timspalding (5)

Score: 2.68

33
94 members, 6 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Yamanekotei (5)

Score: 2.68

34
299 members, 7 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: kjgormley (6)

Score: 2.56

35
100 members, 2 reviews
4.89 stars (4.89 stars)

Lists: Yamanekotei (6)

Score: 2.56

36
20 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: timspalding (6)

Score: 2.56

37
7 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Yamanekotei (7)

Score: 2.46

38
3 members, 0 reviews
5 stars (5 stars)

Lists: Yamanekotei (8)

Score: 2.38

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About this list

Started by: lorannen (September 2015)

Type: Numbered and unnumbered

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