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Pirate Latitudes Audiobook

Pirate Latitudes

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Publisher's Summary

From one of the best-loved authors of all time comes an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal.

The Caribbean, 1665. A remote colony of the English Crown, the island of Jamaica holds out against the vast supremacy of the Spanish empire. Port Royal, its capital, is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. In this steamy climate there's a living to be made, a living that can end swiftly by disease - or by dagger.

For Captain Charles Hunter, gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking, and the law of the land rests with those ruthless enough to make it. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad, fresh from New Spain, is awaiting repairs in a nearby harbor. Heavily fortified, the impregnable harbor is guarded by the bloodthirsty Cazalla, a favorite commander of the Spanish king himself. With backing from a powerful ally, Hunter assembles a crew of ruffians to infiltrate the enemy outpost and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune in Spanish gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend, and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure...

Pirate Latitudes is Michael Crichton at his best: a rollicking adventure tale pulsing with relentless action, crackling atmosphere, and heart-pounding suspense.

©2009 Michael Crichton; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Kim Irmo, SC, United States 04-30-10
    Kim Irmo, SC, United States 04-30-10
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    "OK, but rape features prominently"

    After finishing (and mostly enjoying) this novel, I realized that I don't think there is a single female character who is not raped or sold for sex in this book.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bill 04-15-10
    Bill 04-15-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent read."

    Pirate Latitudes is not Michael Crichton at his best, but it is an adventure tale with plenty of action, atmosphere, and suspense.I liked it and it was funny. It is a world when men ruled so not many chicks will like it.

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    Anita Great Falls, VA, USA 03-24-10
    Anita Great Falls, VA, USA 03-24-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Narrator ruins the story"

    The plot is trite and the narrator makes it unbearable. I did not finish the recording.

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    Cindy 03-21-10
    Cindy 03-21-10
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    "disappointing"

    I would not have believed that Michael Crichton wrote this book. It read like a weak bodice-ripper.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Loewenstern 02-17-10 Member Since 2016

    Walter L.

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    "Boring book"

    I quit listening after about 1/3 of the book. It moves very slowly.
    The Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian are much better books with similar themes.

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    Thaddeus Bishop, CA, USA 02-15-10
    Thaddeus Bishop, CA, USA 02-15-10 Member Since 2004
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    "Cliche ahoy."

    Every single pirate movie, story or book of fiction has already done the deeds performed by our intrepid protagonist. Buzz kill: he is a Harvard man. Anyhow, if it really happened, then I see this guy as the prototype for the legend/stories of pirates. I would perfer Drake v. Panama first person fiction but fact based
    in the style of George MacDonald Fraser.

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, USA 02-12-10
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    "Pirate Latitudes"

    AAAAAAAArrrr Maties, it is a great pirate tale based on real information.

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    "Very fun listen"

    Very fun listen that was well narrated and very enjoyable for parents and teenagers alike

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    Tom Newhall, CA, USA 01-31-10
    Tom Newhall, CA, USA 01-31-10 Member Since 2009
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    "pirate latitudes"

    this was a great book, adventure, read extremely well,

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    G. Randolph Lafayette, LA 01-26-10
    G. Randolph Lafayette, LA 01-26-10 Member Since 2016

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    "Great book"

    Enjoyed it. Slow to start but finished great

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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