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The Only Life That Mattered Fed up with an outlaw existence, Calico Jack Rackam swears off the pirate life, until he meets Anne Bonny, a woman who would as soon stab a man as give him a good tumble that is, unless he s a pirate Soon Jack finds himself out on the high seas, with Anne by his side and his men spoiling for action. Download The Only Life That Mattered by James L. Nelson – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. DNF..Due to a reprint different cover author fooled me not I picked this one up hoping on a different view story plot and historical facts and details yet unread by me, about Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Got all excited here..curled up to read..and about 85 pages in I have the feeling I have read this one before But how could I I certainly would remember the cover The Wench g...

  2. Although Grace O Malley has always been my favorite female pirate, Iv e also wanted to knowof the other two famous lady pirates in the trade, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.Normally I would brush up on the historical facts first before I take on a biography of such historical figures than compare it to what the author has written and how she he has percieved it,but I decided to forgo that first and just plunge in.ANNE BONNY A pampered southern belle longs for a lifeexciting and danger Although Grace O Malley has always been my favorite female pirate, Iv e also wanted to knowof the other two famous lady pirates in the trade, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.Normally I would brush up on the historical facts first before I take on a biography of such historical figures than compare it to what the author has written and how she he has percieved it,but I decided to forgo that first and just plunge in.ANNE BONNY A pampered southern belle longs for...

  3. Somehow, I ve recently managed to acquire various books about pirates, and this is the second one I ve read in the last few months This particular one is a historical novel rather than a straight history like the last one I d read , and it is quite entertaining Although fiction, the story is based on the factual accounts of 3 people, 2 of whom are women, who become pirates in the early part of the 18th century Reasonably well executed, plot driven story, with many interesting details about t Somehow, I ve recently managed to acquire various books about pirates, and this is the second one I ve read in the last few months This particular one is a historical novel rather than a straight history like the last one I d read , and it is...

  4. As a fan of James L Nelson s nautical fiction I had high expectations for this stand alone historical novel and I was well rewarded for my time Most of what I ve read of Nelson s work tends toward fictional stories with historical figures interspersed here and there to lend an air of authenticity But this time out, he goes full on historian, piecing together the actual stories of some of history s most notorious pirates and telling their stories.The stars of this novel are the two female pira As a fan of James L Nelson s nautical fiction I had high expectations for this stand alone historical novel and I was well rewarded for my time Most of what I ve read of Nelson s work tends toward fictional stories with historical figures interspersed here and there to lend an air of authenticity But this time out, he goes full on historian, piecing together the actual stories of some of history s most notorious pirates and telling their stories.The stars of this novel are the two female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Reed As females in such a brutal, male dominated profession their stories can t help but be interesting and the fact that they both ended up together serving under Captain Calico Jack Ratham is just one of those historical happenstances that is just too unlikely to be anything other than actual historical fact.I purposefully chose to read the book before doing any of my own arm chair research on these historical figures because I wanted to experience the uncertainty ...

  5. It s not terrible, but it s not all that great either Also containedcasual chauvinism than I expected in a novel about Bonny and Read from the narration I mean, not the characters in fact, most of the characters seemed to roll with Anne and Mary s prowess and life choicesreadily than the author Nothing too horrifically sexist, but periodic mentions of feminine nature and things like that which just seemed off to me Perhaps that s my modern sensibilities coming through, b It s not terrible, but it s not all that great either Also containedcasual chauvinism than I expected in a novel about Bonny and Read from the narration I mean, not the characters in fact, most of the characters seemed to roll with Anne and Mary s prowess and life choicesreadily than the author Nothing too horrifically sexist, but periodic mentions of feminine nature and things like that which just seemed off to me Perhaps that s my modern sensibilities coming through, but given that these were women who turned their back on a society that said their feminine nature meant they should stay meekly at home and chose to go pirating for their livingwell, it just didn t sit well with me, regardless.There were also some weirdI m not sure how to describe it There were moments that felt like out of place, Mary Sue ish elements perhaps of over compensation for the aforementioned periodic ...

  6. I loved Nelson s Pirate Round books, but this one was a disappointment While Nelson is a pro at writing maritime fiction, he struggles to develop his characters enough for one to feel close to them While this is fine for a book that is action based, it s not ok for a book that depends on its characters to carry it Nelson doesn t write women well at all Anne Bonny and Mary Read are not li...

  7. Hahaa book for if you like your historical novels as authorially interpreted as possible in order to be as bodice rippy as possible, and think character depth is for irritating and distracting I randomly grabbed this off the library shelf and foolishly thought th...

  8. The difficult thing about this book is not any fault of the author s He is telling a truly interesting and unique story, one that sounds like complete fiction, but it s not, at least at its core Jack Rackam, Mary Read and Anne Bonny were all real people, and they were 18th century pirates who spent some time together on the same ship When they were captured, Anne Bonny and Mary Read both claimed they were pregnant, and that Jack Rackam was the father He was hanged, and the women were put in The difficult thing about this book is not any fault of the author s He is telling a truly interesting and unique story, one that sounds like complete fiction, but it s not, at least at its core Jack Rackam, Mary Read and Anne Bonny were all real people, and t...

  9. DNF d around chapter six These characterizations feellike fantasies than the real and complex people Anne, Jack, and Mary were The army being not only kosher with but approving of Mary s deception reads like bullshit, frankly, and lost me entirely.

  10. Had to quit in the middle Just not up to par with Nelson s other serieswhich is a shame because I love Ann Bonny.