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 took a flier on this book- there were no written reviews when I purchased it- and I'm very glad I did. The best book I've listened to in a very long time (I have hundreds of audiobooks)
Scott's tale crackles with energy, with a driven character who stops at nothing to achieve his ends. His thorough knowledge of sailing and the intense war his protagonist wages for survival at sea is enough by itself to keep you riveted.
Vietor's narration too is spot on- no wooden deliveries, no histrionics or overwrought voice acting, he strikes the perfect tone, allowing the listener to enjoy the story in a voice that seems perfectly in tune to the material. A reading one might imagine the author would have it read. Outstanding.
The story was engaging, and the author did a very good job with the technical aspects of ocean sailing and seamanship. If you enjoy tales of adventure on the high seas, I think this book will appeal to you.
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Justin Scott's description of a sailing yacht made me want one. Scott's description of a raging storm at the Horn was like riding a roller-coaster. He is a master story teller.
When our Mr. Nice Guy goes all Nicolas Cage on 'The Evil Bad Guys'
Yes but I tormented myself with rationing.
The author knows in exquisite detail the subject he is writing of.
The building of a secret compartment for a missle with in the sailboat
He held my interest.
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
This book gripped me like a pit bull's jaws. If you like sea adventures, they don't get any better.
Yes, this is a great book that I've read several times. I was estatic to see it as an Audible selection and for this book, and this book only, I'll take the time to write a review.
Great sailing and adventure story. For those who sail, the description of sailing was spot on. If you don't sail, it won't take away from the adventure and intrigue of the story.
I have not heard him before. He did a great job with this narrative.
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
If you enjoy a story where the main character is mentally disturbed but has the heart & stamina of a top US NAVY SEAL --- then this is the book for you!!!
I didn"t know that the waters around Afrcia have so many storms --- but you will find them in this story....
Have oredered print version, just republished, for my son.
Hard to say, better than Patterson's book of mischief at sea.
As a sailor, I enjoyed visuals of sailing through the oceans and experiencing the good and the bad. I enjoyed listening to the use of maritime terminology and found found no flaws throughout the story. Whether you know nothing about life on the water or are a seasoned sailor, you will find this story engaging and exciting. I couldn't stop listening to it and twice found myself falling asleep late into the evening listening to the story and then having to backtrack first thing in the morning to find where I left off.
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