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Pirate Latitudes

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by Michael Crichton
     
 

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“Crichton’s ultimate adventure.”

San Francisco Chronicle

 

Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action….A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure.”
USA Today

 

“Riveting….Great entertainment….The pages and minutes fly

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“Crichton’s ultimate adventure.”

San Francisco Chronicle

 

Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action….A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure.”
USA Today

 

“Riveting….Great entertainment….The pages and minutes fly by.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author, the incomparable Michael Crichton (“One of the great storytellers of our age” —Newsday) takes to the high Caribbean seas for an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates, lost treasure, sword fights, duplicity, and hair-breadth escapes in the New World.

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Bob Minzesheimer
“Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action…. A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure…. History as entertainment…. Crichton has done his homework.”
Cameron Martin
“Unabashed fun.”
Richard Eisenberg
“Offers unexpected turns and plenty of yo ho ho’s.”
Michael Berry
“It’s not an ironic pirate novel. It’s not a pirate novel with a secret gimmick. It’s simply an entertaining tale filled with crafty privateers, despicable villains, treasure hoards, double crosses and a sea monster. Go figure.”
Benjamin Svetsky
“The plot sucks you in like the giant kraken monster that nearly sinks our hero’s galleon.”
Ron Charles
This hilariously exciting book already reads like a film treatment, jumping from one cinematic, doom-filled episode to the next as it cuts its bloody way through the encyclopedia of piracy from "Ahoy" to "Yo-ho-ho"…As in any Crichton novel, all of this breakneck adventure is decorated with little bits of historical and technical instruction that float down like parrot feathers here and there…Crichton always had a perfect sense of how much (or how little) background most readers really wanted. He may stop a moment to explain the jury system required by Parliament in 1612 or the predictive nature of waves, but then he's quick to shout, "Hoist anchor! Lively with the lines!" and we're off again. If you're on the lookout for some light adventure…thar she blows!
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
In Crichton’s posthumously published novel, Capt. Charles Hunter leads a lovable gang of pirates in a raid on a Spanish ship loaded with gold off the coast of Jamaica. Hunter’s determination must contend with a host of rapacious cannibals, hurricanes, sea monsters, simmering mutiny, and capture by sadistic Spaniards. Crichton draws on every pirate cliché in the book, refreshing and reanimating them with heady atmosphere, crackling dialogue, and an endearing hero—all of which are brought to life by John Bedford Lloyd, who excels at accents and colorful personalities. Lloyd’s deep and controlled voice projects energy and excitement, and steers clear of caricature. A Harper hardcover. (Dec.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061929373
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
547,152
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Michael Berry
“It’s not an ironic pirate novel. It’s not a pirate novel with a secret gimmick. It’s simply an entertaining tale filled with crafty privateers, despicable villains, treasure hoards, double crosses and a sea monster. Go figure.”
Bob Minzesheimer
“Pirates Latitudes has the loot: Gore, sex, action…. A lusty, rollicking 17th century adventure…. History as entertainment…. Crichton has done his homework.”
Cameron Martin
“Unabashed fun.”
Benjamin Svetsky
“The plot sucks you in like the giant kraken monster that nearly sinks our hero’s galleon.”
Richard Eisenberg
“Offers unexpected turns and plenty of yo ho ho’s.”

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