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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists & The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab

The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists The Pirates In an Adventure with Ahab The Pirates In an Adventure with ScientistsNot since Moby DickNo not since Treasure IslandActually not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates In an Adventure with S

  • Title: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists & The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab
  • Author: Gideon Defoe Richard Murkin
  • ISBN: 9781400077502
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Pirates In an Adventure with ScientistsNot since Moby DickNo, not since Treasure IslandActually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keepThe Pirates In an Adventure with ScientistsNot since Moby DickNo, not since Treasure IslandActually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists, featuring the greatest sea faring hero of all time, the immortal Pirate Captain, who, although he lives for months at a time at sea, somehow manages to keep his beard silky and in good condition.Worried that his pirates are growing bored with a life of winking at pretty native ladies and trying to stick enough jellyfish together to make a bouncy castle, the Pirate Captain decides it s high time to spearhead an adventure.While searching for some major pirate booty, he mistakenly attacks the young Charles Darwin s Beagle and then leads his ragtag crew from the exotic Galapagos Islands to the fog filled streets of Victorian London There they encounter grisly murder, vanishing ladies, radioactive elephants, and the Holy Ghost himself And that s not even the half of it.The Pirates In an Adventure with AhabFresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in a bouncy new vessel purchased on credit In order to repay his debts, The Pirate Captain is determined to capture the enigmatic White Whale, hunted by the notoriously moody Ahab, who has promised a reward.Chaos ensues, featuring the lascivious Cutlass Liz, the world s most dangerous mosquito, an excerpt from the Pirate Captain s novel in progress a bodice ripper, of course , whale ventriloquism, practical lessons in whale painting, a shanty singing contest in a Las Vegas casino, and a dramatic climax in which the Pirate Captain s Prize Ham saves the day Move over, Herman Melville.

    The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists In an Adventure with Scientists, the first book from Gideon Defoe s The Pirates series It follows The Pirate Captain and his crew of amateur pirates in their attempt to win the Pirate of the Year competition. The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists In The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less than Download music, movies, games, software The Download music, movies, games, software and much The Pirate Bay is the galaxy s most resilient BitTorrent site. The Pirate Bay Download music, movies, games, Download music, movies, games, software and much The Pirate Bay is the world s largest bittorrent tracker The Pirate Bay Proxy ThePirateBay The Pirates Discography Discogs Explore releases from The Pirates at Discogs Shop for Vinyl, CDs and from The Pirates at the Discogs Marketplace. Home The Pirates Am Donnerstag, Dez ist das Pirates ab . Uhr infolge einem Firmenanlass geschlossen Wir danken fr euer Verstndnis Es grsst die Hinwiler Piratencrew

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    1. Gideon Defoe Richard Murkin

      Gideon Defoe never meant to become an author When Defoe bumped into a woman he had pursued during his time studying archaeology and anthropology at Oxford, they began chatting about what they were up to Realising that his job temping for Westminster council was not going to win him any romantic points, he told her that he was writing a novel She asked to see it, at which point he found that he really was writing a novel His manuscript was originally circulated among friends, who photocopied it and passed it on until, eventually, it fell into the hands of a literary agent.He was raised by his mother in the south of England His late father wrote thrillers that featured a lot of sexy Russian spies seducing middle aged men uncannily like him His mother says he is a direct descendant of Daniel Defoe He says he won t be convinced until he has seen the family tree.

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    1. I scan the column of 5-star reviews proclaiming the hilarity of this book and am forced to set myself all kinds of awkward questions. When did I stifle my inner child? Just when did the creeping tentacles of old fogeydom reach out to atrophy my critical faculties? How can I not love the pirates? What's wrong with me anyway? What kind of monster am I? Everyone loves pirates!In my defense, I didn't hate the pirates. But it turns out apparently that a little whimsy goes a long way. This book has th [...]


    2. The movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits, is based loosely on the first book in this series, and in the UK, the film actually shares that title. I love Aardman Animations and this movie was no exception. The books are definitely aimed at an adult audience, so there are many changes in the film, but I think it stays true to the general feel of the books.These books are just fun pirate farce, not a genre I can say I've read before, but one that I enjoyed. The general gist is that the Pirate Captain [...]


    3. Pure cheese, and I like cheese. Laugh out loud funny. Nothing particularly fantastic about the subject or the writing, but it will put a grin on your face. Booktalk from library school below.The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe.The Pirate Captain is a lot like today’s youth. Well, maybe not that much. Or at all. You be the judge. Like many, The Pirate Captain has a motto. ‘I like ham.’ he sails a ship around, plundering the Spanish Main. Although he agrees that just [...]


    4. So I picked up this book after seeing it pop up just about everywhere, and I should have re-calibrated my expectations after Megan said it was "okay." That being said, it was a quick read that was fun, but not fun enough to really engage me into finishing.Here are some of the pros:1) it's a book about pirates. how freaking awesome is that?2) it's actually two books in one. holy crap. you turn it over and there's another book.3) it's about darwin and ahab-- two people you'd like to see interact w [...]


    5. Amusing, clever, but pointless. This was a DNF. A group of pirates, under a vain but ineffective leader takes off on a voyage to Las Vegas to earn the money to pay for their ship. A voyage to Las Vegas? Yes, that was only one of the ridiculous aspects of this book. There was no character development, no setting development and no plot. The book consisted of the series of comic disasters that befell the pirates as they searched for ways to pay off their new pirate ship. There were footnotes throu [...]


    6. This version is two books in one - "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists" and "The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab." A ship of pirates with names such as "pirate with a scarf" and "albino pirate" led by the Pirate Captain have some adventures, in this case w/ Darwin and Ahab as leading characters. Very silly, very mindless read - this is candy for the mind. Entertainment Weekly provided a blurb for the cover, if that tells you anything. Fun, esp when read w/ the right expectations (so [...]


    7. This book is so funny. A super easy read and silly as heck. The footnotes are priceless. They are entertaining and informative trivia, like what barnacles are made of, the fact that more people are killed each year by pigs than sharks, and why your fingertips shrivel up in the bath.




    8. Scientists ★★★★Ahab ★★★★★After the main-mast falls over for the third time in a week the pirate with a scarf reluctantly and cautiously approaches the Pirate Captain about perhaps getting a new boat. After admitting to his number two that perhaps covering the holes in his quarters with dashing pictures of himself isn't the best way to keep a boat afloat, seeing as a stiff breeze could conceivably kill off half the pirate crew and the Pirate Captain himself has never bothered to [...]


    9. This double-barrel book, containing not one but TWO rollicking adventures back-to-back and upside down, is worth the read if you're looking for cleverness in design and comedy in content. There are some original features featured in this volume that I've never seen before and some juvenile humor that directly appeals to the 'go ahead and amuse me' side of my character.Undoubtedly the sequels are just as good. I think I'll do something unprecedented myself and recommend them too even though I hav [...]


    10. Best book series of all time!At the end of this book Mr. Defoe gives us a hundred or so titles for more Pirates! books and I would read all of them with gusto!


    11. As the first of the adventures of the Pirate Captain, this was my first introduction to the silliness. Fun and totally crazy.


    12. If you're looking for a book like Pirates of the Carribean, don't read this. If you want cowardice, ignorance, and foolishness on a grand scale, and a laugh so hard your family can't sleep, buy this book. I bought it by accident, mostly to see if my students would like it, and laughed for days. The premise is that there are pirates who can visit Las Vegas, Victorian London, Charles Darwin, and Ahab. It's all so well done that you wouldn't question anyway, but in case you lose your mind and DO qu [...]


    13. I borrowed the audio from overdrive having heard it was made into a movie. You’d think they’d be doomed from the start with the idiot pirate captain and his loyal crew that are of the same intelligence. For me it was when Black Bellamy conned them into thinking a ship named the Beagle was carrying treasure. It got me wondering how the ending would be, when the pirates found out there was no treasure. To my surprise that was where the real adventure begun, with them sinking the Beagle which w [...]


    14. I picked this book up for $5 at HPB. They were both pretty amusing stories and I did in fact laugh out loud at both of them. However, they're both REALLY short, only ~100 pages each, so not much really happens in them. Additionally, I had a hard time figuring out what the intended audience was. If you've seen the movie Pirates: Band of Misfits, these are the books the movie is (pretty loosely in the end) based on, and that movie I am about 85% sure was directed at kids/a young audience. But the [...]


    15. In this double feature, Gideon Defoe (No relation to the author of Robinson Crusoe) pens the rip roaring adventures of a crew of rather stupid and lazy Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. Led by their vain and magnificently bearded Pirate Captain, the crew (including the pirate wearing a scarf, the sassy pirate and the pirate with gout) sails the Spanish Main meeting famous historical-ish figures and flirting with pretty girls. Despite dangers and drama along the way, the pirates manage to get throug [...]


    16. So despite having been a follower of the author's blog for some time, I finally got around to reading the copy I bought of his most famous book (my opinion, not his or the publisher's). The first book pokes fun at scientists but Gideon really gets into his true form with the second book with Ahab and the white whale. The fact that it is inspiring me to read the actual THE whale book of all Whale Books is not saying much (since I'm sure it's far more dour to read Melville than Defoe, hah), but I [...]


    17. xoxoxoe/2012/05/a"Readers who like their humor along the lines of Monty Python will love these two short novels, which feature the intrepid Pirate Captain and his crew running up against historical figures in anachronistic adventures. In the first novel, after a false lead on some booty from rival pirate Black Bellamy, the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain attacks Charles Darwin on the Beagle and the pirates find themselves on a quest for loot and fame in Victorian London. They school the young [...]


    18. This is a silly book transformed into hilarity by the brilliant reading of John Lee. If I tried to read this oddity that looks like a kids book but most certainly isn't (nevertheless leaving the adult to be reading about silly pirates), I would likely have given up. But Lee's narration is such a triumph. None of the pirates have names (the pirate captain, the pirate with a scarf, the pirate in red etc) and the pirate captain is vain and silly valuing his beard and ham (!) above all else and does [...]


    19. I do not remember reading a book in the past few years that has made me giggle as much as Gideon Defoe's Pirates! books.Defoe chronicles the life of the Pirate Captain, a deliciously entertaining character who has a strong affinity for Ham. Along with an assortment of aptly named cohorts, including the Pirate in Green, and the Pirate with a Scarf, the Pirate Captain travels the high seas (and Nantucket, and Las Vegas among others) for adventure. He comes across great foes including Black Bellamy [...]


    20. I read this book based on my friend Mo's thorough enjoyment of With Scientists. I read this omnibus edition because it is what is available on the kindle.I note with interest that this edition has a slightly lower average stars than the individual books. I wonder if that relate to the size of the feast or a changing audience? Or if it is Math playing tricks on us.The Pirates! is too grog soaked literature for me. The humor is too absurd for my constructive mind.With Ahab either tries to hard, or [...]


    21. How people get away with publishing some of the rubbish in this world is beyond me. I certainly can't answer that question in regards to this book, though in its favor it was amusing. Utterly silly, it has no reason to be except to entertain. Surprisingly, that's quite all right with me. My favorite bit: the pirate who, immediately upon coming to the rescue of his comrade and the requisite distressed damsel (literally and physically distressed: the evil-but-not-master mind was sucking out her yo [...]


    22. The Pirates! How very absurd and how very fun. Follow the Pirate Captain and his crew of no-name pirates as they adventure across the seven seas (now including Sea Number Four)! Start with the introduction of Charles Darwin in the Scientists and end with Cutlass Liz and the big white whale in Ahab. Glory in the Pirate Captain's beard! Revel with Jennifer, the lone lady addition! Enjoy the tasty tastiness of glorious HAM! And above all - don't forget to eat your fruit, lest you die from scurvy. S [...]


    23. I first read this very silly story seven years ago. Tempus fugit! Basically a ham-loving Pirate Captain gets the mistaken impression that Charles Darwin's ship the Beagle is filled with gleaming booty. Later, at a pirate convention, the Pirate Captain runs into an old friend"Scurvy Jake!" said the Pirate Captain, evidently glad to see his former comrade. "I haven't seen you since that incident on Madagascar!" "Aaarrr! I was sure they were girls!" said Scurvy Jake with an apologetic shrug.


    24. I first enjoyed The Pirates! On the the big screen and decided that I would give the books a shot. While the differences between the book and movie are vast and many, the nature was translated quite well. It is a funny story about The Pirate Captain, his pirate crew, and their adventures with Charles Darwin and Captain Ahab. Not exactly a children's books as the cover would suggest, but not extremely adult either. Although it lacks character development, overall it was a very good, quick, and hu [...]


    25. "I recently devoured in two days Gideon Defoe's first two Pirates! novels. They were sold together, like back in the day when you were a kid, and one story was printed one way, and then you filled the book over, and there was a second story, and they met in the middle of the book, one of them appearing to be upside down. Awesome! "Read the rest of my review at SabrinaSpiher:[sabrinaspiher/forums/v]


    26. The Pirates! In and Adventure with Scientists & The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab is a collection of two of Gideon Defoe's very funny stories starring the Pirate Captain and his band of merry pirates. This series was the basis for the Aardman film, Pirates! Band of Misfits. I actually like Defoe's book series better than the film. If you like British humor or satire, history and literature you'll like this series.


    27. Very, very silly mashup of history, fairy tale, and a Saturday morning of Looney Tunes and gorging on sugar cereal. I enjoyed it and even (gasp!) laughed out loud at times. But I can easily imagine others not finding it funny (like my husband who looked puzzled when I tried to explain why I kept laughing). It's a short book and works best if you are familiar with pirate lore and the basics of Darwin's life and times. Now I'm going to go check if the author has written anything else.


    28. In an Adventure with Scientists:I laughed out loud at this book. I loved how the pirates didn't have names, but only descriptions of what kind of pirate they were (albino, with scarf, green). While completely and totally outside the realm of possibility (and the writing implies it was never to be taken as such), their adventure with Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford was a delightful, funny read.


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