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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,741 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Hughes Narrator: Michael Maloney Publisher: CSA Word Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the 19th century against a backdrop of island life and the vast surrounding seas, A High Wind in Jamaica is the gripping story of the Bas-Thornton children, whose parents send them back to England following a hurricane in the postcolonial Caribbean they call home. Having set sail, the children quickly fall into the hands of pirates. As their voyage continues, things take an awful turn. Narrated largely from the perspective of the children, the supposed innocents are not the only victims of amoral behaviour, but sometimes the perpetrators. As their voyage continues, things take an awful turn. Narrated largely from the perspective of the children, the supposed innocents are not the only victims of amoral behaviour, but sometimes the perpetrators. Praised for its atypical and unsettling take on the truth of human nature, Richard Hughes' classic, first published in 1929, has been called one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, and credited with paving the way for other masterworks such as William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Praised for its atypical and unsettling take on the truth of human nature, Richard Hughes' classic, first published in 1929, has been called one of the greatest novels of the 20th century, and credited with paving the way for other masterworks such as William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Liz Chapman | 2/11/2014

    " Absolutely brilliant story of a group of pirates who suddenly find themselves accidentally in charge of a handful of children. Awesome characters, and most insightful read on the minds of children since J.M. Barrie. Love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fletcher | 2/5/2014

    " A pretty interesting novel about the way that children see and interact with the world around them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ty | 1/31/2014

    " I saw this on some list of the hundred best books of the 20th century and I'd never heard of it or the guy who wrote it so I thought maybe I should read it. Still all I know about the author is from one sentence at the front of the book - "Richard Hughes (1900-1976) attended Oxford and lived for most of his life in a castle in Wales." Alright. But the book started out good and weird and I was excited and expected it to just keep getting weirder and weirder, but half the things that kept threatening to happen never happened and it calmed down a lot and got a little boring. Kids in here are real kids though, grumpy and amazed and horrified; wandery brains and watery memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vivien | 1/28/2014

    " Children on a pirate ship! Such a bizarre and wonderful book. "

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