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Captain Blood Returns
 
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Rafael Sabatini
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Captain Blood Returns (Captain Blood)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  401 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Further adventures from the much-loved Captain Blood, the 'Robin Hood' of the Spanish Seas. In his latest exploits, The Chronicles of Captain Blood takes him to new adventures with as much excitement and swashbuckling adventure as ever before. Winning invaluable treasures, rescuing his crew from almost certain death and saving an English settlement are all in a day's work...more
Mass Market Paperback, 231 pages
Published April 12th 1976 by Ballantine Books (first published 1930)
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Billy
More adventures of Captain Peter Blood. A great addition to the story and worth reading. This book really made me think how spectacular Blood would be as a television character. Too bad Hollywood is focused on lesser material.
Sarah
This is not quite as good as the first book about Captain Peter Blood, but only because it is a series of short stories about the adventures of the pirate instead of one long tale. The characters are just as exciting as ever as well as the villains just as villainous. It is still hard for me to read short stories, even if they’re all about the same person, but this book was entertaining. I especially enjoyed the story about Captain Blood’s capture. It seemed very O. Henry-esque. Overall, this wa...more
Noor Jahangir
This is a kind of a prequel of Captain Blood, but not entirely. It features more of the Captain's escapades, starting with how he becomes a buccaneer after first arriving in Tortuga and finishing well before his governership of Jamaica.

The stories are well-written, but are very loosely connected, much like the original, giving a slightly broken progression for the book. But Captain Blood is as marvellously and genius as ever so it is still a very entertaining read but lacks the closure of the or...more
Dave Belleville
Decent swashbuckling fiction. Blood is almost too perfect a character. Zero flaws. This doesn't stand out as much in the novel where several misfortunes stand in for a lot of the flaws. However, this book is actually broken up into several short stories that supposedly happened behind the scenes of the timeline of the first novel, which is a neat idea, but which also forces the reader to read 6-8 times as opposed to 1 time just how perfect and flawless this character is. Hit's you over the head...more
Melinda
This book is inappropriatly named. It sounds like it will be a sequel to the great Captain Blood. But it is more just a bunch of compilations of individual adventures that occured while at sea. There is no story line to this book at all. It should be named Captain Bloods adventures so as not to mislead those of us who wanted to continue on with the awesome Captain Blood and his experiences.
Robert Magness
As usual, Captain Blood is the cleverest and most charming character of every story. It's a treat to read and it's fun to place the stories in the middle of his regular story. I would love to see all these stories compiled and turned into mini-series on Masterpiece Theater.
Mark Polino
A nice companion set of short stories to go with the original Captain Blood. Read Captain Blood before you read this or you won't get it.
Thomas
More terrific stories of Captain Peter Blood and his crew of virtuous pirates! Clever, tightly plotted and exhilarating. Swashbuckling at it's finest!
Remus


The first couple of tales were quite witty and fun. It was nice to be re-acquainted with the old Captain and I liked the focus given to Blood's fellow pirates like Hagthorpe and Pitt. But by the last three or four adventures you get tired of Blood's genius and it becomes hard to believe all these amazing feats actually happened during the modest original: His Odyssey. And please there is no need to read the second sequel The Repetitive Fortunes of the Invincible Captain Blood because !spoiler al...more
Natasha
The continuing saga of that swashbuckling genius and eloquent hero, Capt. Peter Blood. These are the episodes that didn't fit with the flow of the main novel and present enjoyable, albeit disjointed, material to further delight the fan of daring tales of the sea.
Christopher Cooke
Sep 13, 2007 Christopher Cooke rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every one
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Ok, imagine some one gives you the best gift in the world (Captain Blood). Now imagine they turn around and give you something better...
S.
Each chapter is an individual story. It takes a few pages to understand the background of each one, then it's great.
Ed Patterson
Sea, pirates, gold, rescued maiden & adventure!
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Rafael Sabatini (1875 - 1950) was an Italian/British writer of novels of romance and adventure. At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages. By the time he was seventeen, he was the master of five languages. He quickly added a sixth language - English - to his linguistic collection. After a brief stint in the business world, Sabatini went to work as a writer. He wrote short stories in the...more
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