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3.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 53.75 out of 5 3.75 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Charlie Thurston Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781482982626
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Raised in the island world of southeast Alaska, sixteen-year-old Robbie Daniels jumps at the chance to work as a deckhand on a salmon troller captained by legendary fisherman Tor Torsen. Catching king salmon from dawn till dusk, Robbie is living his dream—until he discovers his mysterious captain’s dark secret. Tor is illegally searching the coastline for historic metal plaques buried by early Russian explorers. When Robbie learns the value of these hidden treasures, he fears he may know too much to survive. Tor’s wrath and a violent storm at sea put Robbie’s courage and wits to the ultimate test.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Climactic finale…grippingly rendered. Fans of maritime tales will relish the atmosphere and the bursts of action.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Taut, exciting novel…action-packed detail.”

    Booklist

  • “Readers who appreciate straightforward outdoor fiction laced with bracing action and heady suspense will enjoy this book.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Adventures as compelling as any of Gary Paulsen’s.”

    Kirkus, praise for the author

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/23/2013

    " An exciting read with hints of greater social and environmental issues subtly woven in. A great read for young adults who enjoy adventure and mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick Dyer | 10/19/2013

    " a very good book to read if you read you will have an adventure in your mind "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 3/14/2013

    " This was a great adventure story, definitely will recommend to middle school boys. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bradie | 1/18/2013

    " I liked this book although it took me a while to get through it its for people who know alot about fishing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 11/21/2012

    " An excellent mystery-adventure set on a fishing boat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caitlín (Ink Mage) | 6/19/2012

    " Just your typical short wilderness-adventure story. Nothing that exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cale_Steps | 5/15/2012

    " Well...I am not the fishy type of person, but if you are....you should read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dotty | 3/24/2012

    " Too much history thrown in this one, but if reader can get past that there is enough adventure to keep it going "

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About the Author
Author Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs is the author of many outdoor adventure novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as a few picture book stories. Several of his novels have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and Ghost Canoe, his first mystery, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The ALA’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century includes two of Will's titles: Far North and Downriver. A graduate of Stanford University and a former reading and language arts teacher, he lives with his wife in Durango, Colorado.

About the Narrator

Charlie Thurston is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has appeared on stages across the country with Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, and at Riverside Theatre and Redmoon Theater, among others. His favorite roles include Edgar in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, and Tony in You Can’t Take It with You. He holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep.