Josh Thurlow

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 171 ratings

The Keeper's Son Publisher's Summary

On the outer banks of the Carolinas in 1941, fishermen and a few lonely sailors constitute the human population. Dominating the rough yet beautiful landscape is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, run for generations by the Thurlow family. But Josh Thurlow, the lighthouse keeper's son, has forsworn his heritage to become the commander of a small Coast Guard patrol boat. Tortured by twenty years of guilt for losing his brother at sea, Josh still searches for him, even while a looming wolf pack of German U-boats threatens to decimate the shipping lanes off the coast. One of the U-boats is captained by a hardened Nazi, Otto Krebs. But Captain Krebs may bring ashore more than the war; he may also have the answer to Josh Thurlow's quest.
©2003 Homer Hickam (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Keeper's Son

    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    On the outer banks of the Carolinas in 1941, fishermen and a few lonely sailors constitute the human population. Dominating the rough yet beautiful landscape is the majestic Killakeet Lighthouse, run for generations by the Thurlow family. But Josh Thurlow, the lighthouse keeper's son, has forsworn his heritage to become the commander of a small Coast Guard patrol boat. Tortured by twenty years of guilt for losing his brother at sea, Josh still searches for him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, horrible narration!

    • By Robert on 02-12-04

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • The Ambassador's Son

    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt and a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine Corps hero and cousin of the President of the United States, is missing and some say he's gone over to the enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow and his ragtag crew are given the assignment to find Armistead, though not necessarily to bring him back alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hickam is Hilarious!

    • By Richard on 04-21-05

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 3

    • The Far Reaches

    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Mark Deakins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The year is 1943 and World War II in the Pacific rages on, with Americans engaged in desperate battles against a cunning enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow is on hand at the invasion of Tarawa, as the U.S. Navy begins the grand strategy of throwing her marines at island after bloody island across the Pacific.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great follow on to the series

    • By Carroll on 09-08-11

    Regular price: $31.93