Pirate Latitudes - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Michael Crichton, John Bedford Lloyd (Narrator) The Caribbean, 1665. Port Royal, Jamaica is a cutthroat town of taverns, grog shops, and bawdy houses. For Captain Charles Hunter, there's a living to be made, and gold in Spanish hands is gold for the taking. Word in port is that the galleon El Trinidad is awaiting repairs in a nearby, heavily fortified, harbor. Hunter assembles a crew of r... more »uffians to infiltrate the enemy island and commandeer El Trinidad, along with its fortune in gold. The raid is as perilous as the bloodiest tales of island legend and Hunter will lose more than one man before he even sets foot on foreign shores, where dense jungle and the firepower of Spanish infantry stand between him and the treasure . . .
With all the suspense that readers have come to expect from one of the best-loved authors of all time, Pirate Latitudes is an irresistible adventure of swashbuckling pirates in the New World, a classic story of treasure and betrayal.
8 CDs, 9 hrs, unabridged. John Bedford Lloyd, narrator.« less
This is not my usual genre, but I thought I'd mix things up a bit. I'm so glad I did! While I've read Michael Crichton before, this was really different for me. There is plenty of action and the author isn't shy about reality when a bullet or knife is used. I loved the descriptions of the area and ocean and the performer/reader of the audio book used great accents. There are surprises here and there and although the ending is expected, it was still good and I was actually sorry to have it end, as I wanted to ride along with Captain Hunter on his ship some more!