This biography of William Kidd reveals that he was actually a sea captain hired as a pirate hunter. Zacks evokes the seafaring world of the 18th century, and recounts the rivalry between Captain Kidd and his arch-nemesis, the all-but-forgotten pirate named Robert Culliford.
If you've ever experienced one of those nightmarish situations where you think you've done well and then discover that people blame you and you can't get them to change their minds, you'll squirm with recognition in listening to this well researched history. The English justice system of the 1690's is like a slow motion lynch mob and it is excruciating to listen to all the ways in which Capt. Kidd, a flawed but honorable man, is abused and mistreated by liars and hypocrites. Although well read by Prichard, this is Not a fun audiobook to listen to, But it is a very interesting insight into late-17th Century English life.