“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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About the Author
Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.
John Bedford Lloyd's film credits include Philadelphia, The Abyss, and Crossing Delancy and he has made numerous television appearances on shows such as Law & Order, Spin City and The Equalizer.
Hometown:Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:October 23, 1942
Date of Death:November 4, 2008
Place of Birth:Chicago, Illinois
Place of Death:Los Angeles, California
Education:B.A.. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1969
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
CD/Unabridged/Historical Fiction: Wow, this was a great book. If you're expecting a medical or science fiction novel, you're not going to get it. If you want a book with pirates, heroes, strong narrative, character development, humor, tragedy, strong women, betrayal, and greed, this is the book for you. When I finished the book, I was on Wikipedia trying to see if Charles Hunter was based on a real person. He is not. This novel starts in Port Royal in the West Indies during the mid 1600s. (Think: Pirates of the Caribbean). The British Governor of the Port forbids and will hang any pirate, but all "privateers" are welcome if the Crown benefits. Charles Hunter enthusiastically seeks a Spanish treasure. With the blessing of the governor, he and his motley crew of privateers are off to steal the treasure. Hunter is our hero, so you know he'll make it to the end, but his journey is so interesting. The cast of supporting characters are wonderful. There are four female characters, two are ladies, one is a maid, and one a privateer who dresses as a man. All the women are either strong or get strong by the end. There are no doormats in this bunch. The narrator, John Bedford Lloyd, does a great job. He is not dull and has great inflection in his voice. He pauses in between scenes, which I appreciate. Here is the part I don't understand. This book was published posthumously. It was one of two books found on his computer after his death in 2008. Unlike Micro, this one was complete. The assistant who found it said it looked like it had been started in the seventies. Here is my theory. The book Timeline was about going back in time to France. I think the West Indies was one of his choices for the plot and he did a lot of research. He then chose France for Timeline. With the West Indies in his head, he thought out Pirate Latitudes. It is detailed like a Crichton book, but not like any Crichton book. I definitely recommend it.