Yes I would recommend this book.
Hunter capture at the hands of Cazalla.
fantastic impersonations. Even the women.
Fun read with a good story!!
I found myself listening every chance I got to find out what would happen.
This is not a bad yarn, but the characters are so simplistic and stereotyped it gets annoying. Hunter isn't really a good pirate/privateer. It's like watching the teen agers split up in a slasher flick. The turns in the plot are great for an old Saturday serial cliffhanger. It's not a bad book, but the characters let you down.
Character development. Character development. Hunter is a privateer - got it. He is feared. Got it. Why does he make beginner mistakes? Why are all the women only there to scream, bed or both? One minor exception to that does exist but it isn't enough.
Hunter gathering his crew.
Sure. It had a good story, even if it was convoluted and trite. It's fun to read if you dial down your expectations.
I enjoyed the author's other books better. I got this on sale and it was okay.
I don't care whether or not MC actually wrote this book or when he wrote it, it is so entertaining and chock full of action that I hated for it to end. Also, the narration was very well done.
Almost retired Mom of 4. Property manager. Knitter.
Kind of fun pirate adventure, but more like the impossible to believe swashbucklers of the past. Not up to the usual Cricheton quality.
The detail - especially about the history of the area and sailing.
All the detail and build up - could have, SHOULD have, led somewhere much more interesting!
Planning the "heist".
Yes - the action lends itself to a movie and in 2 hours - i think it would flow better.
The end was clearly rushed. I suspect because the author died. There is a tremendous amount of detail and build up, and then BAM - game over. Bye!
Just not very good. Very little character development. The detail is very thin especially on the sea-faring stuff. Any aficionado (e.g. Aubrey-Maturin reader) will hold their nose at the ship-board stuff. The action is a bit unbelievable as well. How many people can you kill in complete and utter silence? Why is every guard either drunk or asleep? I'm not a Crichton reader, so I don't know if this is usual for him. I just like the genre, so I tried it. I didn't hate it, but I was not satisfied at all.
I would put it right along the middle of the books. It was well done.
The twists and turns. I also like the theme
The whole cast of characters were well done.
The story was disjointed and campy. My guess was an outline was created with maybe 12-15 points and everything else was fluff to get to the points - and then they were quickly and predictidly run through. This book should just not have been published.
I have a number of backlogged books. I will probably listen to The Periodic Table next.
I was pretty disappointed with this book. To this point I have like Michael Crichton novels, but clearly this was completely out of his realm.
I would advise skipping this novel. It was just poorly written.