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Item - Sail with Pirates

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Combined Summary

Series: Time Machine — no. 4
Platforms: Kindle (Kindle edition)
Microsoft Reader (Microsoft Reader edition)
Contained In: Time Machine Box Set (Collection)
Translated Into: Kaizoku no hihou [海賊の秘宝] (Japanese)
Navegando com piratas (Portuguese)
På tokt med sjørøverne (Norwegian)
Piracki rejs (Polish)
Piraten auf Kaperfahrt (German)
Plovba z gusarji (Slovenian)
Plovidba s gusarima (Serbo-Croatian)
La ruta de los piratas (Spanish)
Sulle navi pirata (Italian)
Author: Gasperini, Jim
Illustrators: Stevens, Dave (cover)
Pierard, John (interior)
Nino, Alex (interior)
Dates: August, 1984 (First printing)
2001 (Microsoft Reader edition)
June 17, 2013 (Kindle edition)
ISBNs: 0553165089 / 9780553165081 (Book fair edition)
0553238086 / 9780553238082 (First printing)
0553256165 / 9780553256161 (Later printing)
0553264974 / 9780553264975 (Later printing)
Length: 125 pages (plus data bank and data file)
Number of Endings: 1
Cover Price: US$1.95 (First printing, Book fair edition)
User Summary: You must find the wreck of Our Lady of the Pure and Immaculate Conception, a Spanish treasure ship which hit a reef in 1641, and bring back some of its cargo of silver.
Demian's Thoughts:

Like many of the books in this series, this is a very well-written gamebook. It's also quite challenging, with lots of opportunities to get stuck in a loop.

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Nomad's Thoughts:

Yet another great entry into a series I'd love to see return, Sail with Pirates probably stands out as my favorite of the Time Machine books. I still haven't decided if my opinion here is biased as to the fact that this was the first entry in the series I read as a child or the fact that it's just that well-written, providing a decent challenge for the reader while covering a fascinating area of subject matter. I've probably read and re-read this book more than any others in the series, and it's never managed to disappoint me aside from the fact that the reader gets only a short segment of time within the actual story to become a pirate (Arrrrrr). That flaw aside, it's possible to be stuck in a loop, though I found it easier to break the cycle than in other entries in this series. A must-have for Time Machine fans.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the first printing cover images.
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Known Editions

Book fair edition
First printing
Kindle edition
Later printing
Microsoft Reader edition

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