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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,975 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Crichton Narrator: John Bedford Lloy Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 ruffians 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unabashed fun.”

    New York Times

  • “It’s not an ironic pirate novel. It’s not a pirate novel with a secret gimmick. It’s simply an entertaining tale filled with crafty privateers, despicable villains, treasure hoards, double crosses and a sea monster. Go figure.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “The plot sucks you in like the giant kraken monster that nearly sinks our hero’s galleon.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Pirate fans will love the book for its flashy characters and historical authenticity. Crime fans will enjoy the caper-novel structure and the way the author keeps them on their toes. If this really is Crichton’s final book, it’s a splendid send-off: something new, different, and daring.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/15/2014

    " Not close to up to Michael Chrichton standards. I kept hoping. It was a 'found' manuscript posthumously published which I didn't realize when I purchased it at a sale. Not worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aaron | 2/13/2014

    " Loved this book! A fun and entertaining story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karin Livingston | 2/13/2014

    " Pirate Latitudes is a lot of fun, plus you get Michael Chrichton's ability to keep the plot rolling. I especially liked the woman pirate, and the down-to-earth perspective on the politics of the time. A good summer adventure! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Julie | 2/3/2014

    " Good action and adventure, but the main character--Charles Hunter--clever guy and part-time pirate, was not sympathetic enough for me to really root for him. Maybe one of Crichton's drafts, rather than the final draft? "

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