I was sent a copy of L. Ron Hubbards book and audio Under the Black Ensign to review for Talk Like a Pirate Day. I received no other compensation for my review. My opinions are my own.
I love a good story. I really like to reread the books that I grew up reading. Thats why I was happy to read Under the Black Ensign. Classics never go out of style. Even tho the book was written in 1940, it still captures the mind today. This book came with a CD audio to listen to.
"Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom Bristol sailed to hell and back Under the Black Ensign. That’s where the real adventure begins. Bristol’s had plenty of bad luck in his life. Press-ganged into serving aboard a British vessel, he’s felt the cruel captain’s lash on his back. Then, freed from his servitude by pirates, his good fortune immediately takes a bad turn . . . as the pirates accuse him of murder—and leave him to die on a deserted island. Now all he has left are a few drops of water, a gun, and just enough bullets to put himself out of his misery. But Bristol’s luck is about to change. Finding himself in the unexpected company of a fiery woman and a crafty crew, he unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own, and sets off to make love and war on the open seas."
L Ron Hubbard is an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. (Not promoting this or any religion).
There is also a lesson plan that goes along with the book. It is perfect for homeschoolers and teachers to use. You can find it by following THIS LINK.
I really did love the book! It brought back memories of hanging out in my parents backyard and reading on the double swing.
HAPPY TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!!!!