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The hero of The Pilot - modeled on John Paul Jones - leads the American Navy in dangerous raids on the English coast. James Fenimore Cooper's fourth novel, published in 1823, helped start the genre of sea novels. Cooper's other major works include the renowned Leatherstocking Tales: The Pioneers, The Last of the Mohicans, The Prarie, The Pathfinder, and The Deerslayer.

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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amazing story, but led not leed for leadline,

great descriptive life at sea.. I love the detail of life at sea and ship handling for the time period. 3 stars on the performance because I nearly destroyed my steering wheel in reflexive consternation each time the narrator said leedLine...and leed..... instead of ledline and led for leadline. It is made of lead. bonus points for leward instead of lee ward for leeward .

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A historically significant, slow tale, read by someone who doesn't know the terminology

Interesting, since this novel helped define the genre of sea stories, it is, nevertheless, a dull tale in need of a good editor.

The narrator does a fair job with voices and inflection, but so mangles the ship and sailing terms I was literally laughing.

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