HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini
Loading...

Captain Blood (original 1922; edition 2011)

by Rafael Sabatini

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,140417,179 (4.19)134
Member:hirotani
Title:Captain Blood
Authors:Rafael Sabatini
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2011), Paperback, 250 pages
Collections:Kindle (read)
Rating:***
Tags:Adventure

Work details

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini (1922)

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 134 mentions

English (40)  Hebrew (1)  All languages (41)
Showing 1-5 of 40 (next | show all)
This review is for this audiobook edition only; see my paperback edition for my thoughts on the novel itself.
4.5*
Robert Whitfield (aka Simon Vance) is one of my favorite narrators, particularly for classics. He doesn't disappoint in this historical fiction about 1760s England & Caribbean. However, perhaps because I first encountered this story via the Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland film, I found that I preferred my experience reading this to that of listening to it. Whitfield's various voices for the characters were well done (Peter Blood's Irish accent was specially good) but they weren't the voices I was used to and several times I found that I had lost the thread of the story. So in this case, the audiobook loses a ½ star instead of gaining one... ( )
  leslie.98 | Jul 22, 2016 |
I hadn't heard of Sabatini until quite recently, when I saw him credited as one of Arturo Perez-Reverte's major influences - along with Alexandre Dumas. That was enough to make me seek out a book!
This 1922 novel is the story that the movie starring Errol Flynn was based on - and it is indeed, as one might expect, a swashbuckling pirate adventure.
Peter Blood, an educated doctor with a military background, runs afoul of the law for giving medical aid to a political rebel against King James Stuart.
Condemned as a traitor, he's shipped off to the Caribbean and sold as a slave - where, of course, he chastely falls in love with his owner's daughter, Arabella.
His medical training gives him opportunities other slaves do not have - and when the chance comes, he makes an escape, seizes a ship, and turns pirate -
leaving his true love behind.
Many piratical adventures ensue, giving the book somewhat of the feeling of a serial - but enough of a plot runs through all Blood's escapades to tie it all together.
A fun, quick read, regardless of the novel's age - it's definitely withstood the test of time. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
Peter Blood, forced into piracy, never abandons his sense of honor. Pining for the unattainable and beautiful Arabella, he names his ship after her and paints it red. With an amazing gift for strategy, he leads his buccaneers to victory despite overwhelmingly poor odds. Every chapter was a delight in this high seas adventure. ( )
  penelopemarzec | Jan 19, 2016 |
Love me some pirates. ( )
  JackieCarroll | Aug 3, 2015 |
A roaring good time of a novel, the story of a 17th century doctor and solider turned pirate after a series of injustices leaves him on the wrong side of the law. Enthusiastically recommended.

Full review here: https://bibliomaneblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/captain-blood-by-rafael-sabatini-a-review/ ( )
  Bill_Bibliomane | Jun 4, 2015 |
Showing 1-5 of 40 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (24 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Rafael Sabatiniprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wyeth, N.C.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Peter Blood, bachelor of medicine and several other things besides, smoked a pipe and tended the geraniums boxed on the sill of his window above Water Lane in the town of Bridgewater.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142180106, Paperback)

Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman who becomes a pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood flees England and becomes enslaved on a Barbados plantation of buccaneers. When he escapes, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions. Abounding with adventure, color, romance, and strong social commentary on the evils of slavery and the dangers of intolerance, this classic adventure is a story about how oppression drives men to desperate actions, how fate plays a hand in everyone's life, and how love is ultimately the greatest power of all.

Edited with an introduction by Gary Hoppenstand.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:23 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

"Peter Blood is a physician who becomes a pirate not for infamy and riches, but out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating a wounded rebel fighting the oppressive King James, Blood is unjustly transported to a Barbados plantation. Upon his escape, no ship sailing the Spanish Main is safe from Blood and his companions. Abounding with adventure, color, romance, and strong social commentary on the evils of slavery and the dangers of intolerance, this classic adventure is a story about how oppression drives men to desperate actions, how fate plays a hand in everyone's life, and how love is ultimately the greatest power of all."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.19)
0.5
1 1
1.5 2
2 8
2.5 3
3 38
3.5 18
4 72
4.5 21
5 118

Audible.com

6 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

W.W. Norton

An edition of this book was published by W.W. Norton.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 109,161,150 books! | Top bar: Always visible