Before he was anointed to carry on the legacy of Robert Ludlum's Janson Command series, and before he collaborated with Clive Cussler on the fan favorite Isaac Bell series, Justin Scott created this suspenseful adventure tale, a novel of love and revenge set on the high seas. Written in 1978, this is considered by many to be one of the best maritime thrillers of all time. As an expert in the world of ships and sailing, Justin Scott creates an authentic maritime world, making The Shipkiller all the more thrilling because it could be a true story. Audible favorite Marc Vietor brings this suspenseful adventure tale to vivid life with his exciting and well-paced narration.
©1978 Justin Scott (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
“A stunner. Absolutely riveting. A marvelously taut, brilliantly told story of revenge, and the sea, and the dark forces than can shape the human condition.” (Robert Ludlum)
I give it a C +
A little like some of Clive Cussler' works, but without the fantasy factor.
Scratchy, accented and ok.
Not really. It did make you wanting to "turn the page" at the conclusion of a capter. Many of the endings of a chapter were cliff hangers.
The premise, concept was interesting. The writing went from very good to very bad.
Sanford, Anne Rice, Balducci
The search and finding his replacement boat.
Not every book can be a good one. This proves it.
No - I agree with others that three-fourths of the book was taken up with great detail of sailing and maritime challenges. The story was weak and almost silly.
Time well spent only if you have a passion for sailing, otherwise dull. Excellent performance, however, by Marc Vietor.
For someone who doesn't know a gaff from a halyard I found this book tedious. More than three-fourths of the book is our hero fighting the weather and ocean in his sailing vessel. It was probably very exciting for someone who knew what was going on. However, if you're a landlubber like I am, give the book a pass.
Yes this book is very easy to read and you want to finish it. I must read.
very good and i do not like ships
For those interested in nautical procedures and sailing, this might be a book for you. But the story is a contrived one mearly a venue to talk about sailing details.
71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.
I shouldn't pan a book just because it wasn't what I thought it was but once I realized what it was (a novel not a fantasy) I listen on bravely but couldn't get into it.
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