Thursday, September 19, 2013

Talk Like a Pirate with Under the Black Ensign

Today is the official International Talk Like A Pirate Day (yep, there really is such a thing.) When people think of pirates, they probably think of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Personally, I think of my elementary and high school years, as the schools' logo was Pirates!

Earlier this year, I reviewed the swashbuckling adventure tale Under the Black Ensign by L. Ron Hubbard. It was originally published in the August 1935 issue of Five Novel Monthly, but Galaxy Press has brought the short story out on paperback and an audiobook.

To celebrate the pirate holiday, I thought I would share a snippet of my review.

Swashbuckler adventures in books and movies (except for Pirates of the Caribbean films) are a thing of the past and it is nice to see Galaxy Press bringing this lost sea tale onto an audiobook with a great voice cast and amazing sound effects that made me feel like I was actually there on HMS Terror. There are many similarities between Under the Black Ensign and The Curse of the Black Pearl. The part when Tom Bristol get left behind on an island reminds of when Captain Jack Sparrow got kicked of the ship and left on the island with Elizabeth Swan. Overall, I more than enjoyed listening to this thrilling sea adventure. Under the Black Ensign has a wonderfully written plot with matching dialogue that will satisfy any swashbuckler!

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