• Under Drake's Flag

  • A Tale of the Spanish Main
  • By: George Alfred Henty
  • Narrated by: Jim Hodges
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings.

With hearty singing of Psalms, Drake and his crew greeted the Pomo Indians who resided in an area known today as San Francisco. Sir Francis Drake is the first English explorer to circumnavigate the globe and thus sail upon the Pacific Ocean. Ned Hearne and three of his friends make up part of Drake's crew. The boys will share in Drake's adventures on the Spanish Main in the 1580s. The heroic adventures of Francis Drake and life on the Spanish Main (Central America) will come alive through the masterful storytelling of G. A. Henty.

The Henty Historical Novel Collection, written by George Henty in the 1800s, covers many time periods in history throughout the world. In this collection you will learn history, geography, and vocabulary while also discovering hero characters for your children to emulate.

Public Domain (P)2004 Jim Hodges Productions

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a literary cartoon

this piece has all the circumspection of a cartoon. the young heroes outsmart the adults around them at every opportunity. Especially if the adults are non-English, they will not merely be outsmarted but in utter awe of the physical feats of the protagonists. might make for a good children's story EXCEPT that it has all the most toxic racial stereotypes of the 1800s in which it was written. as such I wouldn't really recommend this for anyone: too toxic for children, to childish for adults. If you're just fanging to learn about Drake, which is why I picked this up and persevered, you'd be better served by reading the Wikipedia page on him.

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Written for elementary readers.

The narration makes it seem like it was written for children. Hey it was as if the reader was trying to make a captivating play emphasizing words like fight and adventure.

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Worst narration

The narration is so earful I can’t finish chapter 1. No wonder audible gives the book away