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Pirate Latitudes Audiobook

Pirate Latitudes

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Publisher's Summary

Following on from the best-selling Next, Michael Crichton's new novel will repeat the winning formula established with novels such as Jurassic Park: to identify future trends in science and imagine the most astonishing - and terrifying - possibilities that they hold for Mankind.

Always interesting, often controversial, Next and State of Fear put him straight back in the headlines - and best-seller charts - and reaffirmed his position as the thriller master. Nothing less is expected of the next book from the man who managed to make subjects such as DNA, nanotechnology, and global warming both enormously popular and hugely exciting.

©2009 Harper Collins; (P)2009 Harper Collins

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    Steven hinckley, Leices, United Kingdom 03/07/2010
    Steven hinckley, Leices, United Kingdom 03/07/2010 Member Since 2011
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    "Gaaar"

    Great Pirate story with some interesting historical quirks. Not Mr Crichtons best, but a good riproaring boys adventure. Mr Bedford Lloyd brought the feel of the times and Caribbean to life in his telling. I enjoyed it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter wellingborough, northants, United Kingdom 27/05/2010
    Peter wellingborough, northants, United Kingdom 27/05/2010 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as enjoyable as it might be!"

    One of my favourite Crichton books is Eaters of the dead which was made into a film the Thirteenth Warrior so I was not expecting a standard Crichton book, it is as always well written with good characterisations and a good plot what spolit it for me was the narrator who I found it hard to listen too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brendan Jackson 14/09/2016
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    "Fantastic writing, story telling and narration "

    This book is a great story about piracy in the Caribbean. It's got storms, treasure, plunder and swashbuckling aplenty. The book is also steeped in historical accuracy, and any fans of the game "Assassin's Creed, Black Flag" will love this.

    The narrator has a steady soothing voice and brings different characters to life with pleasant skill and ease.

    All in all, a pleasure

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 27/05/2010
    Daniel Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 27/05/2010
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    "Disappointing"

    I found it impossible to suspend disbelief and difficult to get engaged with either the story or the characters.

    The early section is reminiscent of 'Guns of Navarone' but with Pirates.

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    Edward Ryde, IOW`, United Kingdom 18/03/2010
    Edward Ryde, IOW`, United Kingdom 18/03/2010
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    "Really don't bother"

    Not a traditional Michael Crichton, not interesting and definitely not thrilling. If you want the normal formula, avoid this like the plague.

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    Colin GlasgowUnited Kingdom 15/01/2010
    Colin GlasgowUnited Kingdom 15/01/2010
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    "Pity about the nonsense threequarters through"

    Generally this is an entertaining novel, well researched and quickly ploted. It is undemanding, however it gives the reader of the sense of life in the 17th Centuary.
    However all the well crafted realisim is blown out of the water but an unecessary episode 3/4 through the book that streches credibility and dos nothing for the book. It spoilt the enjoyment and without revealing too much I can only assume it is added for American tastes and a demand for monsters. Its a pity really

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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  • Matthew Fritz
    4285 Express Lane, Suite E8009, Sarasota, FL 34238
    03/01/10
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    "An Absolute Must Read"

    When I first decided on this book I was a bit skeptical. Being a big pirate-genre as well as historical-genre fan I'm always on the lookout for a great fiction read which still contains the historic details that make the era which one is reading about so much more interesting. This book does just that. Michael Crichton has once again written a book which will become a permanent fixture on many book shelves. Intrigue, suspense, action, adventure, amazing depth of personality in each of the characters made this book a 5 star read for me.

    The narration by John Bedford Lloyd deserves a further 5 stars. His amazing talent at defining each and every character in this book left me truly amazed, especially when it came to the swift yet smooth changed between both characters and the various accents required.

    If you enjoy a good adventure read, something as good as Jurassic Park, then this is the book for you!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jay
    CrowthorneUnited Kingdom
    06/12/09
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    "A real surprise!"

    I'm a big fan of Michael Crichton but I was a bit apprehensive about this title - seemed to be another 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. However I was very impressed with it, a very compelling and factual novel with lots of action. Well worth a download.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    Metung, Australia
    24/11/10
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    "I'm not sure?"

    Really, this is Michael Chrichton writing this? I think he would turn in his grave if he knew it was published. Its just a swashbuckling pirate yarn, like Johnny Depp on steroids.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy Staines
    Oldsmar, FL
    18/10/10
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    "An easy listen"

    I'd been looking forward to reading this, and did enjoy it, but felt that the ending was a little rushed. I didn't feel it was as fascinating and enthralling as other Michael Crichton books. On the positive side, it was easy listening and a good yarn.

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  • ian
    castle hill, Australia
    07/07/10
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    "ok"

    Was good.

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