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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Homer Hickam Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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It's 1943 and the Americans and Japanese are fighting a deadly war in the hot, jungle-covered volcanic islands of the South Pacific. The outcome is in doubt and a terrible blow has fallen on American morale. Lieutenant David Armistead, a Marine Corps hero and cousin of the President of the United States, is missing and some say he's gone over to the enemy. Coast Guard Captain Josh Thurlow and his ragtag crew are given the assignment to find Armistead, though not necessarily to bring him back alive. Recruited in the hunt is a tormented and frail PT-boat skipper nicknamed Shafty who is also known by another name: John F. Kennedy.

When Josh is stranded in the jungles of New Georgia with a mysterious, sensual woman who has a tendency to chop off men's heads, it's up to Kennedy to come to the rescue and complete the mission. But to procure a gunboat, he first has to play high-stakes poker with a young naval supply officer called Nick who happens to be the best gambler in the South Pacific. Nick has another name, too: Richard M. Nixon. Based solidly on historical fact with echoes of James Michener, The Ambassador's Son is a thrilling tale of the South Pacific and adventure fiction at its finest. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Ule | 12/1/2013

    " This was really interesting--a variation of Tales of the South Pacific featuring famous people who were out there like James Michener and JFK. I enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julieb | 11/17/2013

    " Love Hickman's writing. WWII in the South Pacific with a touch of JFK... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine | 9/9/2013

    " I really could not get into this book. Personally, I found it ridiculous and unbelievable. I don't think an author should take famous people (JFK and Nixon) and create a fictionalized story about them in a time period as important as WWII. JMO "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billie | 4/27/2013

    " audio book on a car trip. We got this one first and really enjoyed the story and reading. The reader was great! Lots of detailed pacific WWII adventure, comedy, historical. Found more and listened to them later. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 12/8/2012

    " I haven't been able to dive right in like all of Homer's other books but when I do read I am enjoying this one. It's a WWII South Pacific war novel so far, but I like Josh Thurlow's character enough to keep on reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 7/23/2012

    " Great fun read. Historical what-if fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimber | 5/24/2012

    " This is a cool twist on the history of a few of our country's leaders. I found it fun and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 3/4/2012

    " Out of the Josh Thurlow series this was my least favorite and probably the slowest. JFK and Nixon make appearances in some "what if" scenarios. It is irritating that the hero can't control himself enough to not cheat on his fiancee as soon as pretty girl smiles at him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica Brayton | 12/13/2011

    " It's that historical fiction thing again. There are 3 books in this series...waiting for the 4th! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Saunders | 11/28/2011

    " This is the best book I have read all year. Though in all fairness, I listened to it on CD. Mr. Hickam wrote a great book and Steve Hoye's presentation of it was exceptional. I highly recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug | 4/13/2011

    " Fun for a while, preposterous, then just dumb "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 2/11/2011

    " Another novel by Homer Hickam, with characters from "The Keeper's Son." Takes place during WWII and incorporates fictionalized meetings with WWII soldiers John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 2/1/2011

    " Good historical fiction by Hickam. Takes place during WWII in the Solomon Islands. Historical figures (JFK and Tricky Dicky) are interwoven into a fictional story that is quite interesting and carries a feel for the times. Recommended for fans of WWII fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 1/13/2011

    " Great fun read. Historical what-if fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 12/27/2010

    " Out of the Josh Thurlow series this was my least favorite and probably the slowest. JFK and Nixon make appearances in some "what if" scenarios. It is irritating that the hero can't control himself enough to not cheat on his fiancee as soon as pretty girl smiles at him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 7/12/2010

    " It was interesting in the fact that both JFK and Nixon were characters in the Historical fiction. And interesting view into WWII and the events of the Solomon islands.
    But weird. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine | 6/15/2009

    " I really could not get into this book. Personally, I found it ridiculous and unbelievable. I don't think an author should take famous people (JFK and Nixon) and create a fictionalized story about them in a time period as important as WWII. JMO "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 3/5/2009

    " I haven't been able to dive right in like all of Homer's other books but when I do read I am enjoying this one. It's a WWII South Pacific war novel so far, but I like Josh Thurlow's character enough to keep on reading! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 6/26/2008

    " Another novel by Homer Hickam, with characters from "The Keeper's Son." Takes place during WWII and incorporates fictionalized meetings with WWII soldiers John F Kennedy and Richard Nixon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/17/2007

    " It's that historical fiction thing again. There are 3 books in this series...waiting for the 4th! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimber | 10/9/2007

    " This is a cool twist on the history of a few of our country's leaders. I found it fun and interesting. "

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About the Author
Homer H. Hickam Jr. is the author of the bestselling The Keeper's Son and many other books, including The Coalwood Way and Sky of Stone. He and his wife and cats share their time between homes in Huntsville, Alabama, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.