Hungry as the Sea: A Novel

Hungry as the Sea: A Novel

by Wilbur Smith
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Hungry as the Sea: A Novel by Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith sets his vividly realistic novels on the razor's edge between human courage and nature's wrath. In Hungry As The Sea, this master storyteller takes us to the frigid South Atlantic, where one man fights for his life-- and for redemption.

Nicholas Berg is steaming out of Cape Town aboard the salvage tug Warlock. Once Berg ruled an ocean-going empire. Now, his future has come down to a powerful boat and a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm, surrounded by deadly icebergs and survivors clinging to their boats. Berg has gambled everything on reaching the Golden Adventurer before a competitor and a violent storm-- to win a fortune in salvage fees. But if Nick Berg succeeds, and climbs back into the international shipping game, that's when the real danger will begin...

From the power of a relentless ocean to the hunger of men to survive upon her, this is a towering novel of adventure, love and the daring of the human soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429993210
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 501
Sales rank: 275,839
File size: 433 KB

About the Author

Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.
Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon. His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 120 million copies. Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

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Hungry as the Sea 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
RoniH More than 1 year ago
A reprint, this book was first issued in 1978! BUT WORTH IT. I have read this book 10 or more times. Always in one sitting. The first half is action orientated. The second solving the "mystery". A really good read even after moe than 30 years.
Jamal Fakhoury More than 1 year ago
In the great literary style that is Wilbur Smith, a fantastic novel with wonderful character development and a great gripping story.
BeadQueen More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most exciting novels I've read. I was totally gripped right from the beginning. I also believe this to be one the most underrated novels of Wilbur Smith's. I've read a couple more of his novels and this is by far my most favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Wilbur Smith book I read on the recommendation of a friend almost 25 years ago. Have read it again since, and have thoroughly enjoyed Mr Smiths' other books. You can't go wrong with this one, will keep you turning pages to find out what happens next.
ProfessorHenry More than 1 year ago
I thought this was off the path for Wilbur Smith, but I think he really can write about anything. It's a strong and interesting story centered around a salvage tug and her owner, but as usual with Smith, there are lots of turns in the story and you won't want it to end. And speaking of, that was the only critique I have, that it ended too predictably and early. It would have been better to have the protagonist survive and face the music for his actions and hear that out. I also had to consult some maritime friends of mine to check out some facts and Smith is on the mark, making the story all the more interesting since this was uncharted ground for me. All-in-all it's a terrific read !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action, plot, and good writing. Great combination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book would make a great movie,it has all the ingredients,love,hate,adventure,revenge.etc.Also it is a book that most men would enjoy.Wilbur Smith doesn't need to take the back seat from none of present day writers.
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kendeb More than 1 year ago
Excellant reading. Have enjoyed ths book tremendously.
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