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Sail | [James Patterson]

Sail

Peter is a broken man. He appears to struggle to contain his grief as he holds a heartfelt TV interview about his loss. But all is not as it seems, beneath the grief lies a more sinister side, Peter is involved with a beautiful - and dangerous - younger woman and it soon transpires that he knows more about his family's disappearance than he is letting on.
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Publisher's Summary

As Peter Carlyle waves his wife, children and brother-in-law off on a sailing holiday, all they have in mind is lying back and relaxing. But as a violent storm breaks out, an explosion causes the boat to vanish without a trace, and the family are lost, presumed dead.

Until now. When a message in a bottle is washed up on a shore, it becomes apparent that there must have been at least one survivor.

Peter is a broken man. He appears to struggle to contain his grief as he holds a heartfelt TV interview about his loss. But all is not as it seems. Beneath the grief lies a more sinister side; Peter is involved with a beautiful - and dangerous - younger woman, and it soon transpires that he knows more about his family's disappearance than he is letting on.

He seeks to find whatever remains of his family, but is he really looking for a happy reunion? And could it be that it isn't just Peter who is hot on the Dunne family's trail? The race is on to rescue any survivors and discover what happened aboard the luxury yacht.

©2008 James Patterson; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Steven Esperance, Australia 08-11-08
    Steven Esperance, Australia 08-11-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Don't Bother"

    I have read other James Patterson books but this is nothing like them. The plot is implausable and the prose is stilted. The characters are also unbelievable. I am continually disapointed with good authors who lend their names to aspiring authors who need to first write material of quality that will stand on it's own without being propped. Don''t bother reading this because you will surely be disapointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Camilla East Gosford, Australia 08-11-08
    Camilla East Gosford, Australia 08-11-08
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    "What a Shocker"

    This would have to be the worst book I have ever read. It is not even plausble!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lars L?ddeSweden 08-06-08
    Lars L?ddeSweden 08-06-08
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    "Very bad"

    I have liked some James Patterson books before but absolutely not this one. Very much suspense but almost too much, feels like he's overdoing it.

    I really started to hate the characters you are supposed to like and also like the ones you're supposed to dislike. I fast-forwarded the last hour but I wish I would have stopped when there was like 30 minutes left.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Chris
    Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
    7/27/08
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    "Really poor"

    Got so annoyed with this one, listened for less than an hour, and it was all i could take. A sinking boat, heroine on her way topsides to get rescue equipment, yet stops for lengthy introspection and considers hugging her children etc etc with water lapping at her feet. Unrealistic and very poor. The dialog is cringeworthy. Cant believe written by James Patterson.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Eleanor
    ForkhillUnited Kingdom
    6/9/08
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    "Great book"

    This was a fabulous book - gripping and very enjoyable. The music in parts was a bit off putting kept thinking the phone was ringing but you got used to it. The ending I felt was a bit hurried but there were no unaswered questions which is great.

    Loved the two readers - they did a spendid job and really bought the book to life.

    Only one point - having listened to the sentence three or four times still not sure if it was 16 or 60M???

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Earl
    Greenford, United Kingdom
    8/18/09
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    "One to Listen to."

    I'm an Audio book person not a reader. But listening to this has made me what to buy the book and have a read.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom
    7/16/09
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    "Not his best book"

    I agree with other posts - not a brilliant book and the way it has been recorded with two different people is really irritating - particularly the female reader (she began to get on my nerves!)

    The plot is thin and predictable and ultimately not very interesting. I didn't engage with any of the characters - and nor did I like any of them particularly

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lawrence
    Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
    7/12/09
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    "Sail"

    This was just awful.

    Dialogue was poor and dull, charters thin and unbelievable in the extreme. The story was even worse, give this a miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    NewbridgeIreland
    11/21/08
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    "Annoying drivel"

    Thin story line. Long-winded and not very believable. Both the music and the narrator are offputting. Hadn't listened to this author before and won't make the mistake again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    Newbridge, Ireland
    11/16/08
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    "S-L-O-W"

    The worst Audiobook I have listened to - the plot itself is ok, but its all very predictable and just takes far too long to get there. Amateurish. Will pass the time while driving, otherwise give a miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JUDITH
    lytham, United Kingdom
    10/1/08
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    "huge disappointment"

    dearie dearie me, this was James Patterson at his very worst. Normally guaranteed a good read from this author, this story is almost juvenile in its construction, the characters are weak, who on earth would have time for all that self pity whilst shipwrecked on a desert island ? This was the worst story I have listened to and a waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    9/22/08
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    "Oh Dear"

    I am a hugh James Patterson fan but this was very disappointing. The story was very corny and the reader added to the cringe factor. Think twice before buying this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Juliet
    Compton Martin, Bristol, United Kingdom
    8/20/08
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    "Sail"

    Easy listening drivel. Some unexpected plot twists, some glaringly obvious ones. I found the narrator's voice a tad annoying....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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