In some of S. E. Hinton's strongest writing ever comes a profound and wry compilation of fourteen short stories....
Rusty-James wants to be just like his big brother, the Motorcycle Boy. He wants to be the toughest streetfighter on this side of the city....
Bryon and Mark aren't related, but they are as close as brothers. Ever since his parents died when he was nine, Mark has lived with Bryon and his mother....
When 16-year-old Travis is sent to stay with his uncle on a ranch in the country, he knows it's his last chance to avoid jail. His abusive stepfather thinks he's a hood....
At 15, Tex is spirited as a wild mustang and good-natured as a pup. He and his 17-year-old brother Mason have been on their own since Pop left for the summer rodeo tour....
An orphan and a bastard, Jamie grew up tough enough to handle almost anything. Taking to the sea, he found danger and adventure in exotic ports all over the world. He's survived foreign prisons, smugglers, pirates, gunrunners, and even a shark attack. But what he discovered in the quiet seaside town of Hawkes Harbor, Delaware, was enough to drive him almost insane - and change his life forever.
Hawkes Harbor is a compelling and unpredictable new novel by one of America's most honored storytellers.
easy to listen too with the action and adventure and then the sorrow. highly recommend
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This is one of THE best books I have ever read. Apparently it was intended as Dark Shadows fiction, and believe me, even with different names, it is. If you love Willie Loomis as much as I do, READ THIS BOOK. If you love his seafaring companion Jason McGuire, READ THIS BOOK. A wonderfully-told, beautifully performed story that stands alone but, when considered as part of the Dark Shadows canon, fills in some gaps in what is an astonishing life. This book resonated with me for months after I finished it - so much so that I had to read it again.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Hawkes Harbor?
Without spoiling it for others, the scene on the road after Christmas tore my heart out.
What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?
He is so able to convey emotion with his voice and can 'read' different parts in character. Beautifully done.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I sobbed my heart out at the end - for Grenville (Barnabas) and for Jamie (Willie.)
Any additional comments?
I wish there were more books like this - perhaps Hinton could be persuaded to write another, from a different character's point of view?
I haven't finished reading yet but I am so confused half-way through this book. Is it horror or a sailor's tale of the high -seas...Maybe there is a suprise ending.
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