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Pirate Queen

Catherine Ho

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Zheng Yi Sao, the formidable Pirate Queen who rose from poverty to command a fleet of over 1,800 ships and 70,000 men. This magnificent audiobook narrates her extraordinary life, where she battled the emperor's forces, negotiated her freedom, and left a lasting legacy. Written by award-winning author Helaine Becker, this tale captivates readers with its lyrical prose, historical context, and vivid storytelling. Join Zheng Yi Sao on her remarkable journey and experience the power, triumphs, and boundless determination of the most powerful pirate in history.

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A Captivating Tale of Zheng Yi Sao: The Most Powerful Pirate in History

Step into the extraordinary world of Zheng Yi Sao, the most formidable pirate to have graced the high seas. Born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, during the late 1700s, Zheng Yi Sao's life took an unexpected turn when her town fell victim to pirate attacks. Little did she know that this perilous encounter would become the catalyst for her rise to power.

A Bargain Struck and A Fleet Forged

When Zheng Yi Sao caught the eye of the pirate captain, she devised a daring plan to secure her freedom. In a bold move, she proposed a marriage to the captain, but under one crucial condition – an equal share of his vast pirate empire. Her audacity and cunning paid off, and thus began her journey as the Pirate Queen.

After her husband's untimely demise, Zheng Yi Sao seized the opportunity to seize control of the fleet. Under her leadership, the pirate queen forged an astonishing fleet of over 1,800 ships and commanded an awe-inspiring force of 70,000 men. Her power became so formidable that it rivaled even that of the emperor himself.

A Battle of Wits and Triumphs

Time and again, Zheng Yi Sao's fleet triumphed over the might of the emperor's forces. Their unparalleled skills, fearless nature, and unwavering determination led to countless victories on land and sea. Defeating enemy after enemy, Zheng Yi Sao established herself as an indomitable force to be reckoned with.

Freedom and Legacy

After a decade of commanding the seas, Zheng Yi Sao decided it was time to retire. But she would not step down without ensuring her freedom and security. In a remarkable display of negotiation and strength, she managed to surrender on her own terms. Despite the price on her head, she secured a peaceful and prosperous future for herself.

Author Helaine Becker beautifully recounts Zheng Yi Sao's incredible tale in lyrical prose, capturing the essence of her remarkable journey from poverty to power. The book is a testament to Zheng Yi Sao's unwavering spirit and resilience in the face of adversity.

In an enlightening author's note, Helaine Becker provides historical context and sheds light on the challenges of researching a historical figure about whom little is known. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation for the significance of Zheng Yi Sao's story.

About the Author and Publisher

Helaine Becker, the accomplished author behind this captivating book, has received numerous awards for her outstanding work. With her mastery of storytelling, she brings history to life and transports readers to fascinating worlds.

Recorded Books, the esteemed publisher responsible for bringing this audiobook to life, is renowned for its commitment to providing the highest quality literature in audio format. Through their dedication, readers can immerse themselves in the riveting story of the Pirate Queen.


Journey into the remarkable life of Zheng Yi Sao, the most powerful pirate in history. From her humble beginnings in poverty to her ascent to pirate queen, Zheng Yi Sao defied all odds and left an indelible mark on history. Helaine Becker's poignant storytelling and the flawless narration in this audiobook will transport you to a time of adventure, bravery, and fierce determination. Discover the untold story of an extraordinary woman who dared to defy societal norms and claim her rightful place at the helm of a mighty fleet.

Additional Info

Book Name: Pirate Queen
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Helaine Becker
Narrators: Catherine Ho
Genres: Children's Audiobooks
Audiobook Length: 14M
Publisher: Recorded Books
Language: English
Publish Date: 2020-03-03
Last Price: 2.44 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How long is the audible book?

The audible book is only 14 minutes long.

What is the publisher of the book?

The publisher of the book is Recorded Books.

Who is the author of the book?

The author of the book is Helaine Becker.

What is the genre of the book?

The genre of the book is historical.


10 reviews for this audiobook
  • Sa
    Sarah 29-Sep-2023

    This audiobook is a literary treasure chest full of adventure and intrigue. The Pirate Queen takes you on a thrilling journey through the high seas, with vivid descriptions that transport you right onto a pirate ship. The story is gripping and the characters are complex and captivating. Highly recommended for all adventure lovers!

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    Jack 05-Oct-2023

    Avast, me hearties! The Pirate Queen be a swashbuckling tale that be told in such a vibrant and engaging manner. Helaine Becker be a master storyteller, and she brings the world of pirates to life with her vivid descriptions and colorful characters. This audiobook be a true treasure for anyone who enjoys a good pirate story!

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    Anne 13-Oct-2023

    Ahoy, mateys! If ye be lookin' for a rip-roarin' adventure on the seven seas, then look no further. The Pirate Queen be a tale of courage, betrayal, and redemption that will keep ye hooked from the very first chapter. Helaine Becker's narration be top-notch, bringin' each character to life in a way that be truly mesmerizin'. Prepare to set sail on an unforgettable journey!

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    Tom 25-Oct-2023

    Avast ye landlubbers! The Pirate Queen be a rollickin' good time filled with daring escapades and unexpected twists. Helaine Becker's words be like a compass that guides ye through the treacherous waters of this exciting story. The characters be so vibrant and lively, ye'll feel like ye be right there with 'em. This be a must-listen for all ye mateys out there!

  • Ka
    Kate 14-Nov-2023

    Arrr, me hearties! The Pirate Queen be a mesmerizin' tale that be sure to keep ye on the edge of yer seat. From start to finish, the story be filled with excitement and adventure. Helaine Becker's writin' be so immersive, ye'll swear ye be sailin' the high seas yerself. This be a must-have for any scallywag lookin' for a great listen!

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    Chris 04-Dec-2023

    Shiver me timbers! The Pirate Queen be a swashbuckling adventure that be sure to entertain even the saltiest of sea dogs. Helaine Becker's portrayal of the pirate world be so vivid and detailed, it be like ye be livin' in it yerself. The story be filled with twists and turns that'll keep ye guessin' till the very end. Grab yer headphones and set sail with this captivating audiobook!

  • Me
    Megan 10-Dec-2023

    Avast, me hearties! The Pirate Queen be an absolute gem of an audiobook. Helaine Becker's writin' be as smooth as sailin' on calm waters, and the story be a thrill ride from start to finish. The characters be so well-developed, ye'll feel like ye be part of their crew. If ye be lookin' for a swashbucklin' good time, then this be the audiobook for ye!

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    Ben 21-Jan-2024

    Ahoy, mateys! The Pirate Queen be a tale that'll transport ye to a world of adventure and danger. Helaine Becker's vivid descriptions be like a treasure map that leads ye through the story, keepin' ye hooked with every twist and turn. The characters be so well-written, ye'll be rootin' for 'em till the very end. Set sail on this thrilling audiobook, ye won't be disappointed!

  • Em
    Emily 06-Feb-2024

    Arrr, me hearties! The Pirate Queen be a swashbucklin' adventure that'll have ye on the edge of yer seat. Helaine Becker's writin' be so immersive, ye'll feel like ye be part of the crew. The story be filled with action, suspense, and even a bit of romance. If ye be lookin' for a truly captivatin' audiobook, then look no further!

  • Sa
    Sam 09-Apr-2024

    Avast ye landlubbers! The Pirate Queen be a tale that'll whisk ye away on a thrilling journey across the seven seas. Helaine Becker's writin' be so vivid and lively, ye'll feel like ye be right there alongside the characters. The story be filled with danger, intrigue, and enough twists and turns to keep ye guessin' till the very end. Set sail on this epic adventure today!

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