Under Drake's Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main

Version: Unabridged
Author: G.A. Henty
Narrator: Fred Williams
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Classics
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2013
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours, 34 minutes
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In the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea, a young lad sails with Sir Francis Drake, the legendary sixteenth-century privateer, in this action-packed story based on true historical events. Drakes superb navigational skill enabled him to ingeniously escape his incessant pursuers.

Reviews (2)

Distinctly Fun Listening

Written by Albert from Annapolis, MD on May 24th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is an old-fashioned adventure novel written for adolescent readers. If you're not in the target age range, you will need to adjust your expectations. Become 12 years old again and enjoy the rapid-fire adventures and near escapes of the leading characters. The events are no less credible than those of a modern adult counterpart like the Bourne trilogy. The measured, distinct pronunciation of the narrator was a pleasure to hear. It was a respite from the machine-gun slurred speech of many of my co-workers.

Under Drake's Flag

Written by Anonymous on March 8th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The reader enunciates each syllable so clearly, so precisely, and oh so slowly that for this listener it was like having teeth pulled. I gave up after the first couple of tracks.

Author Details

Author Details

Henty, G.A.

G.A. Henty (1832-1902) was a prolific author and journalist in the 19th century. Drawing on his experience and knowledge as a war correspondent, Henty was a master of weaving history into his fictional stories about courageous young men living in difficult times marked by military conflict. His stories provide insight into some of the greatest conflicts of history while introducing the reader to characters that embodied the values of integrity, duty and virtue. While aimed at older children and teens, even adults will enjoy his writings.