Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dr. Stravagante presents: Free Audio Book - The Pirates Own Book (RM Tour)

Bonus: Free audio book: The Pirates Own Book

As part of Random Magic Tour: Pirates!, it’d be fun to
swap some great pirate yarns - or just listen to a few great tales
about the sweet trade, the black flag,
pirate queens or the Brethren of the Coast.

On this blog, you can listen to the audio book
The Pirates Own Book (1837),
 by Charles Ellms, an exciting account of infamous
pirates like Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Blackbeard and Captain Jack
‘Calico Jack’ Rackham.

Note: Contemporary usage: The Pirates’ Own Book

If you enjoy the stories, you can download a free MP3 version of this
classic book:

The Pirates Own Book (1837), by Charles Ellms
Courtesy of LibriVox, SFF audio (alternate cover)

The pirate tour is related to the book Random Magic, which has some great pirate scenes.

Shown above: Book trailer, Random Magic.

About Random Magic:

When absent-minded Professor Random misplaces the main character from Alice
in Wonderland, young Henry Witherspoon must book-jump to fetch Alice
before chaos theory kicks in and the world vanishes.

Along the way he meets Winnie Flapjack, a wit-cracking doodle witch
with nothing to her name but a magic feather and a plan.

Such as it is.

Henry and Winnie brave the Dark Queen, whatwolves, pirates, Strüths,
and fluttersmoths, Priscilla and Charybdis, obnoxiously cheerful
vampires, Baron Samedi, a nine-dimensional cat, and one perpetually
inebriated Muse to rescue Alice and save the world by tea time.

If you’d like to find some more fun pirate features, feel free to
visit Random Magic Tour: Pirates!  for reviews, video
features, photo galleries and more free audio books about pirates and
other seafaring rebels.

Also - browse costumes for stylish corsairs or sing along to rowdy sea shanties.

You might also have fun reading about seafaring grub, pirate slang, or
famous pirate queens (Pirate Queens series), or just checking out some
great pirate quotes from Random Magic.

All told, it’s a treasure trove of all things piratical. If it sounds
like fun, feel free to jump aboard as we weigh anchor and hoist the
mizzen. Yo-ho-ho!


Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed reading! Here's another
 interesting tour feature you might also enjoy:

The main Rum + Plunder treasure hunt is open internationally!
Here’s another fun way to win something piratey and cool:
Browse prizes  or join the hunt…


 Bonus: Find even more pirate plunder, with Little Pirate Prizes,
 these aren't marked on the schedule and they're not part of the hunt,
 but they're out there for visitors to find, so have fun finding some
 pirate things: Follow the tour!

Have fun and good luck!


Also enter to win a surprise pirate book!
More information HERE
This giveaway is part of  "...and a bottle o'rum" event at vvb32reads.


  1. Thanks for providing this!

  2. Look like a good one. Although I'm going for the etext.

  3. Oh, thanks for sharing! I'm ashamed to say I don't know who Anne Bonny is, but I'll find out soon. Hope you had a great weekend! :)

  4. You're all welcome! :D

    @Jenn - I also ought to be ashamed, but thanks to this tour now I know who Anne Bonny is. >_<

  5. thanks for this post!

    the audio book is such a great idea! :D

  6. @Eva - You're welcome! I hope you enjoy it! :)