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)
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.
Somebody really into sailing. I mean really, really into sailing.
This book needs some serious editing. The hero gets out of one mess after another. I got to point where I said "enough already."
I have read over 250 books on tape and rarely write a review in an effort not to be redundant. I am motivated to write this review in amazement that anyone would publish it.The plot is is simple: the "hero?" seeks to sink that largest tanker in the world in revenge for it running down his sailboat and killing his wife. So the author fills the book with 12 hours of boring technical details of the anatomy of a sailboat and sailing interspersed with the details of the African and Mid-east coast. Unless you want to test your nautical vocabulary and geography, avoid this trash.
74 y o 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 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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